Announcing 14 New League of Innovative Schools Members - Digital Promise

Announcing 14 New League of Innovative Schools Members

August 14, 2019 | By

Digital Promise is excited to announce 14 new districts will join the ranks of the League of Innovative Schools for the 2019-2020 school year.

The League is a powerful network of forward-thinking school district leaders. Across 114 districts and 34 states, administrators and educators are testing new programs, technologies, and strategies in an effort to support our mission to design, validate, champion, and scale effective, innovative learning opportunities to advance equity and excellence for every learner.

From lively urban centers, vibrant suburbs, expansive rural regions, and districts encompassing all three, our incoming 2019-2020 members are early adopters, pioneers, and innovators working toward ensuring equity and access for all students, with an emphasis on serving their most marginalized student populations.

In this year’s highly competitive application cycle, the League selected new districts based on their:

  • Vision for innovation to advance equity and excellence;
  • Evidence of successful and effective design, validation, and impact of practice; and
  • Demonstration of scaling access for all.

These selection criteria focus on advancing the League’s vision: to galvanize our networks to design, validate, champion, and scale effective, innovative learning opportunities to advance equity and excellence for every learner.

Please join us in welcoming the new 2019-2020 cohort of the League of Innovative Schools!

Powerful learning is happening in public schools throughout these districts. Teachers in Lynwood Unified School District, Menlo Park City School District, and Chesapeake Public Schools, for instance, are engaging in comprehensive, personalized professional learning opportunities. In Lake Washington School District and Pajaro Valley Unified School District, district equity teams are advancing equity and performing equity audits in their schools in a multi-year effort to catalyze improvement in their school systems. In Oregon, Portland Public Schools is partnering with their local Native American community to develop culturally relevant curriculum that integrates traditional ways of knowing with science and technology. And in Ohio, Princeton City Schools is taking their innovations on the road with the Princeton Mobile Book Center (PMBC), providing library materials, virtual reality experiences, internet access, and makerspace opportunities to 10 schools and six communities.

At the core of these innovative districts initiatives is the commitment to ensuring students are receiving the skills, training, and support they need to succeed and thrive—in their own ways.

For example, students in Hampton Township School District, Ridgewood High School District 234, Winton Woods City Schools, and Wynne Public Schools are engaging in real world learning opportunities that provide relevant experiences to supplement their academic education. Meanwhile, Orange County Unified School District, Poway Unified School District, and South Glens Falls School District are transforming their learning ecosystems by incorporating student voice into their school design.

This fall, representatives from these 14 districts will join the League at our biannual League convening to share best practices, showcase achievements, reinforce their commitment to centering equity in education, and continue working on shared challenges.

If you would like to join the League of Innovative Schools, or know a district who should join, please fill out this interest form and we will reach out to you.

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