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User-centered, agile design solutions to ensure school communities are safe, healthy, and thriving 

Honoring input from diverse stake holders 

Meeting the needs of all learners

Collaborating on tough challenges

Featured Projects

School Vaccine Hub

As COVID-19 vaccines become more available to the public, we imagine a preferred future in which vaccine uptake is driven by effective local efforts to address vaccine hesitancy. we believe that schools can be the leaders of these local efforts. School Vaccine Hub provides school communities with a central source of information and resources about COVID-19 vaccines from trustworthy medical and public institutions. On this site, you'll find information about vaccine development, safety, efficacy, and possible side effects from trusted sources; research that is credible and verified; and materials about the COVID-19 vaccine for families, teachers, and staff in a variety of formats and languages. 

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Lightweight Evidence-Gathering Instruments and Tools (LEGIT) for Students with Disabilities

Measurement is one of the essential tools schools use to understand and improve teaching practices and support strategies for all students, yet most educational assessment tools on the market fail to give teachers what they need to calibrate and deliver the right intervention at the right time for students with disabilities, especially those who are also BIPOC or living in poverty. This is a proposal for a LEGIT solutions program to support multi-disciplinary teams to build, refine, and evaluate lightweight diagnostics and technological components to create the conditions for better evidence-gathering. 

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Processes and Principles for navigating uncertainty and adapting to change

The purpose of our project was to reimagine education in a pandemic, and our goal was to make sure whatever solution we developed supported the needs of all of our students and staff, including those who are most vulnerable to the impacts of COVID-19 and to the ongoing systemic challenges build into our system of education. This guide serves to share what we did and what we learned along the way.

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COVID-19 K12 Equitable Response Open Iconography Library

A library of visual components to clarify the back-to-school process, and to present information in a way that helps your community engage, weigh in, and ultimately help hold each other accountable in the COVID-19 era.

Back to School Learner Identity and Agency Guidebook 

This Guidebook unpacks how to develop student identity and agency to provide more equitable and inclusive learning environments for all students. It aggregates the leading research, thinking, and strategies from experts in sociology, psychology, special education, educational equity, social justice, and student-centered education to support educators in this work.

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COVID Student Personas

This interactive website maps out five distinct student personas and the dozens of trusted adults who comprise their circles of support. 

Back to School Facilities Tool Kit

The Toolkit offers school facilities modification suggestions to support the needs of all learners. It serves as a visual guide for schools preparing to reopen after COVID-19 closures, presenting multiple ideas for facilities interventions focused on creating an environment that supports social distancing and other health-related requirements for both the journey to school and the classroom experience. 

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