AI Will Transform Teaching and Learning. Let’s Get it Right.

When the Stanford Accelerator for Learning and the Stanford Institute for Human-Centered AI began planning the inaugural AI+Education Summit last year, the public furor around AI had not reached its current level. This was the time before ChatGPT. Even so, intensive research is already underway across Stanford University to understand the vast potential of AI, including generative AI, to transform education as we know it.

By the time the summit was held on Feb. 15, ChatGPT had reached more than 100 million unique usersand 30% of all college students Had used it for assignments, making it one of the fastest-ever applications ever adopted overall – and certainly in education settings. Within the education world, teachers and school districts have been wrestling with how to respond to this emerging technology.

The AI+Education Summit explored a central question: How can AI like this and other applications be best used to advance human learning?

“Technology offers the prospect of universal access to increase fundamentally new ways of teaching,” said Graduate School of Education Dean Daniel Schwartz in his opening remarks. “I want to emphasize that a lot of AI is also going to automate really bad ways of teaching. So [we need

Launching the Career Connected High School Grant Program

Launching The Career Connected High School Grant Program

For far too long, there have been invisible walls between K-12, higher education, and workforce systems treated like they’re set in stone. That you need to complete one before moving on to the next. But the reality is that there’s a lot more overlap, and it’s time to Raise the Bar and reimagine high schools in this country.

That means that in high schools of the future, college is one, but not the only, pathway to a brighter future. And in high schools of the future, every student graduates with the tools they need to “Unlocking Career Success.”

That’s why today, at the Unlocking Pathways Summit in Aurora, Colorado, US Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona announced the launch of a new $25 million Career Connected High School Grant program. This program will provide educational grants to consortia of local agencies, institutions of higher education, and employers to pilot evidence-based strategies to increase the integration and alignment of the last two years of high school and the first two years of postsecondary education to improve postsecondary education and career outcomes for all students.

These grants – and these summits – are part of the Raise the Bar: Unlocking Career Success initiative,