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TeachAI—in collaboration with Code.orgCoSNDigital Promise, the European EdTech Alliance, James Larimore, and PACE—has launched an AI Guidance for Schools Toolkit to help school systems worldwide meet the urgent need for guidance on the safe, effective, and responsible use of artificial intelligence.

What is the Toolkit?

A resource from the TeachAI initiative, the AI Guidance for Schools Toolkit helps education authorities, school leaders, teachers, and others create thoughtful guidance to help their communities realize the potential benefits of incorporating artificial intelligence (AI) in education while understanding and mitigating the potential risks.

The toolkit is a series of dynamic pages on where users can download resources and navigate quickly to sections that interest them most.

Access:   AI Policy Guidance for Schools - A TeachAI Toolkit

A tutor for every student and assistant for every teacher? This education innovator is working to make it a reality. Groundbreaking educator Sal Khan wants to revolutionize education — using AI.


  1. The United States Department of Education, Office of Educational Technology, released this report which addresses the clear need for sharing knowledge, engaging educators and communities, and refining technology plans and policies for AI use in education. It recognizes AI as a rapidly advancing set of technologies that can enable new forms of interaction between educators and students, help educators address variability in learning, increase feedback loops, and support educators. It also outlines risks associated with AI—including algorithmic bias—and the importance of trust, safety, and appropriate guardrails to protect educators and students.  The report recommends that the Department continue working with states, institutions of higher education, school districts and other partners to collaborate on the following steps:
  2. Emphasize Humans-in-the-Loop
  3. Align AI Models to a Shared Vision for Education
  4. Design AI Using Modern Learning Principles
  5. Prioritize Strengthening Trust
  6. Inform and Involve Educators
  7. Focus R&D on Addressing Context and Enhancing Trust and Safety
  8. Develop Education-specific Guidelines and Guardrails

Access:  Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Teaching and Learning

  • This publication, Artificial Intelligence and Education: Guidance for Policy-makers, will be of interest to practitioners and professionals in the policy-making and education communities. It aims to generate a shared understanding of the opportunities and challenges that AI offers for education, as well as its implications for the core competencies needed in the AI era.

Access:  Artificial Intelligence and Education:  Guidance for Policy Makers

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has the potential to address some of the biggest challenges in education today, innovate teaching and learning practices, and accelerate progress towards SDG 4. However, rapid technological developments inevitably bring multiple risks and challenges, which have so far outpaced policy debates and regulatory frameworks. UNESCO is committed to supporting Member States to harness the potential of AI technologies for achieving the Education 2030 Agenda, while ensuring that its application in educational contexts is guided by the core principles of inclusion and equity.

Access:  Artificial Intelligence in Education (UNESCO)

In recent years, the meteoric rise of artificial intelligence (AI) has sent shockwaves through society on both economic and cultural levels. Seemingly poised to become as ubiquitous as email, this rapidly evolving technology is transforming many aspects of daily life—including how we teach and learn.

In October 2023, Forbes Advisor surveyed 500 practicing educators from around the U.S. about their experiences with AI in the classroom. With respondents representing teachers at all career stages, the results reveal a snapshot of how artificial intelligence is impacting education.

Access: Artificial Intelligence in Education: Teachers’ Opinions on AI in the Classroom

The cautious response is to be expected according to Houman Harouni, lecturer on education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and a former elementary and high school teacher. He has compassion for educators trying to grapple with a rapidly shifting world shaped by machine learning.

“Technology creates a shock,” he explains. “This shock is sometimes of a magnitude that we cannot even understand it, in the same way that we still haven't absorbed the sharp shock of the mobile phone.”

Harouni has long wrestled with the impact of cutting-edge technology on education, including experimenting in his own classroom, and is convinced that when it comes to teaching  “the medium is part of the message.” He believes that getting school students and those in higher ed to engage with virtual

Access: Embracing Artificial Intelligence in the Classroom (Harvard University)

Policy Analysis for California Education (PACE) has supported the development of AI policy informational briefs that facilitate the effective, safe, and responsible use of AI in education as a part of the TeachAI Policy Workgroup. The informational briefs included here are designed to help education leaders and policymakers understand the implications of AI in education and develop responsible policies that focus on teaching and learning and that are an extension of the AI Guidance for Schools Toolkit (released by TeachAI and PACE in Fall 2023). These resources provide policymakers at the national, state, and local levels with information that answers commonly asked questions regarding AI, based on current research and a landscape analysis of AI use in TK–12 educational spaces. The informational briefs are centered around five guiding principles on developing and facilitating policy for AI in education.

Access:   Foundational Policy Ideas ​for AI in Education -  TeachAI Informational Briefs

With the rapidly accelerating integration of artificial intelligence (AI) in our work, life, and classrooms, educators all over the world are re-evaluating the purpose of education in light of these outsized implications. At Teach For All and the LEGO Foundation, we see the potential of AI to accelerate the long overdue transformation of education systems towards inclusive learning that will prepare young people to thrive and shape a better future.

At the same time, we see huge opportunities for teachers to use these technologies to enhance their own teaching practice and professional experience.

Access: How AI Can Accelerate Students’ Holistic Development and Make Teaching More Fulfilling

Younger generations are growing up interacting with artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms, yet little attention is paid to the impact of AI and related technologies on children. 

AI holds great potential for children's education and health but it is also a risk for their privacy and safety.

Decision-makers and tech innovators must prioritize children's rights and wellbeing when designing and developing AI systems. Efforts should be undertaken to create AI curricula, and build AI literacy and skills of future generations.

Access:  Our Children Are Growing Up with AI. Here's What You Need to Know offers teachers apps other educators have created and the opportunity to create your own apps. 


New policy report, part of Biden-Harris Administration's ongoing work to advance comprehensive approach to AI, summarizes the opportunities and risks for AI in teaching, learning, and assessment.

Access:  U.S. Department of Education Shares Insights and Recommendations for Artificial Intelligence

The release of such generative artificial intelligence (AI) tools as ChatGPT in 2022 was a major advancement in the field of AI. Two burning questions for kindergarten through grade 12 (K–12) educators are to what extent new generative AI tools will change teaching and whether they will improve learning.

The answers to these questions are not yet clear and likely will not be for some time. But to learn firsthand from educators the ways in which AI is beginning to affect teaching and learning in K–12 public schools, the authors surveyed and interviewed educators across the United States. Specifically, the authors surveyed a nationally representative sample of 1,020 teachers using RAND's American Teacher Panel in fall 2023. They also surveyed a nationally representative sample of 231 districts in fall 2023 and interviewed 11 leaders from these districts in December 2023 and January 2024. The districts the authors surveyed and the leaders they interviewed are members of the American School District Panel (ASDP). The ASDP is a research partnership between RAND and the Center on Reinventing Public Education.

Access: Using Artificial Intelligence Tools in K–12 Classrooms (April 17, 2024)

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