The League of Innovative Schools, Digital Promise’s flagship network of forward-thinking leaders of our nation’s school districts, is honored to welcome 13 districts into the 2017-2018 cohort, bringing the League’s membership to 93 districts in 33 states.

The League seeks districts who are developing and sharing promising innovations that advance excellent, equitable learning opportunities for students. This year is no different. This new cohort continues to expand the diversity and scale of breakthrough tools and models transforming education across the United States – from Broward County, Florida, to Newburgh, NY to Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

Snapshots include Covina Valley School District in Covina, CA, where the CISCO Networking Academies allow high school students to study the latest networking, security, and cloud technologies. At Liberty 53 Public Schools in Liberty, Missouri, the “UnSchool Challenge” offers students personalized internship opportunities. And in Glennallen, Alaska, the Copper River School District is leveraging high-end video teleconferencing to give high school students access to every course offering across the district. You can learn more about the work of all the new League districts in their profiles here.

We are thrilled to announce the following new district members of the Digital Promise League of Innovative Schools:

  1. Baldwin-Whitehall School District, PA
  2. Brooklyn Laboratory Charter Schools, NY
  3. Copper River School District, AK
  4. Covina-Valley School District, CA
  5. Huntley Community School District 158, IL
  6. Huntsville City Schools, AL
  7. Lakota Local Schools, OH
  8. Liberty 53 Public Schools, MO
  9. Marion Central School District, NY
  10. Sioux Falls School District, SD
  11. The Newburgh Enlarged City School District, NY
  12. The School Board of Broward County, FL
  13. West Valley School District #208, WA

Additionally, Digital Promise is pleased to welcome back Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, District of Columbia Public Schools, Mentor Public Schools, Montour Public Schools, Piedmont City Schools, Richland School District 2, San Francisco Unified School District, and Santa Ana Unified School District, former League districts under new superintendent leadership.

We also recently welcomed Kimberly A. Smith as the new Executive Director of the League. Kim brings a depth of knowledge and experience and will partner with League district leaders to advance excellence and equity in education and our collective mission to close the Digital Learning Gap. Their combined leadership will foster the network’s purposeful collaboration among educators, entrepreneurs, researchers, and thought partners.

The new and returning districts will officially be welcomed into the League at the upcoming League convening in South San Francisco, held in partnership with the EdSurge Fusion conference.

To learn more about the League, check out the map here.


About Karen Cator

Karen Cator is President & CEO of Digital Promise. You can follow her on Twitter at @kcator.

One Comment

  • Chad Lewis says:

    Congratulations to all of these forward thinking and innovative school districts!
    Your students will be well prepared.

    It would be great to recognize some independent schools that are doing some courageously innovative things as well.

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