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 young adults and these projects tackle challenges within our five initial areas of concentration: Digital Learning, Early Childhood, Learning Differences, Workforce Learners and Underserved Learners.

Research Areas