Our work

Creating a sustainable model for advancing science, pursuing innovative designs, and turning discoveries into scalable and equitable solutions for all learners.

Despite decades of calls to improve educational quality and access, there is continued frustration at the pace of improvement and persistent inequalities. We’re proposing a new theory of change – one that emphasizes combining Stanford’s unique strengths in science and design with a clear focus on helping specific groups of learners and the institutions that serve them.

Currently, we are supporting research and design projects focused on challenges facing children and adults within our six initial areas of concentration: Digital Learning, Early Childhood, Learning Differences, Adult and Workforce Learning, Education Policy and Systems Change, and Equity in Learning.

Research Areas