Confronting the Coronavirus Outbreak

This section of the Usable Knowledge website brings together advice for educators during school closures due to COVID-19. Usable Knowledge is an online resource from the Harvard Graduate School of Education that aims to make education research and best practices accessible to educators, policymakers, members of the media, nonprofit leaders, entrepreneurs and parents. As such,… Read More ›

COVID-19 Racial Equity & Social Justice Resources

This portion of the Racial Equity Tools website was put together to help community leaders address the COVID-19 pandemic with social justice and equity lens. It features links to resources on analysis of the big picture, community care, organizing and solidarity, resource building and rapid response and virtual work and engagement. It also includes links… Read More ›

Black Girls CODE

Since 2011, Black Girls CODE has been empowering young women of color to learn the technology and computer science skills needed to become leaders in the field. Girls age 7-17 learn coding skills at workshops and after school programs. Black Girls CODE’s is committed to providing African-American youth with the skills to occupy some of… Read More ›

Pittsburgh-Area Students Tackle Community Challenges in Learn and Earn Program

This article describes a summer learning program in the Pittsburg, PA area. Through the Learn and Earn Program, students conducted research projects in about 15 neighborhoods across the city. They surveyed residents on issues of importance to the community, such as factors contributing to crime rate, feelings about local businesses, and trash problems. Students had… Read More ›

Center for Applied Special Technology (CAST)

CAST is a nonprofit research and development organization that works to expand learning opportunities for all individuals, especially those with disabilities, through Universal Design for Learning (UDL). Developed by CAST, UDL is a widely recognized framework to guide the design of learning experiences to proactively meet the needs of all learners. The organization conducts research… Read More ›


Fuse19 brings together the worlds of business and education — it is a conference for exploring the possibilities of design thinking, the maker movement, entrepreneurship and innovation. Hosted by the Mount Vernon Institute for Innovation (MVIFI) and Mount Vernon Presbyterian School (MVPS), this multi-day experience brings leaders from education and corporate industries around the country… Read More ›

Navigating the Future of Learning: Research Briefing

In this webinar the authors will discuss the report, Navigating the Future of Learning, from KnowledgeWorks. This report looks at the ways in which current societal shifts could shape education over the next ten years and beyond. It investigates 5 major drivers of change that may impact the education landscape for the next decade. This free… Read More ›

Navigating the Future of Learning

Navigating the Future of Learning is a ten-year forecast on the future of learning from KnowledgeWorks. This report presents the ways in which current societal shifts could shape education over the next ten years and beyond. Specifically it looks at the following drivers of change that may impact learning: Automating Choices: Artificial intelligence and algorithms are automating many aspects… Read More ›

Schools Out

This tool, created by five education leaders, takes the reader through a visualization exercise to explore what a totally new, learner-centered education experience could look like. Through accompanying study/discussion questions it pushes readers to consider how they might contribute to the development of young people in their own communities. This exercise could be used to… Read More ›