Innovations in any sector emanate from serious R&D.

That’s how the internet came about. How medicines get developed. Even household items like diapers or thermostats.

In education, the path forward will be forged by visionary educators, together with students, families, and communities.  However, the intense demands of just operating school prevents most people from pursuing new models and forces a return to what is known.

But when afforded the capacity to do serious R&D, visionary educators can make huge leaps. This capacity includes access to the latest learning science, design expertise and technical resources to not only imagine, but also build, test, and codify new models. Through partnering in some or all of these functions, Transcend affords visionary educators – and the sector more broadly – the serious R&D capacity needed to accelerate breakthroughs in the creation and spread of new “school” models.