Reynolds accepted into League of Innovative Schools
Reynolds School District was accepted into the League of Innovative Schools, a national coalition of forward-thinking K-12 school districts organized by Digital Promise, a nonprofit organization with the mission to accelerate innovation in education and improve the opportunity to learn for all through technology and research.
Reynolds School District was selected from a national pool of applicants based on its innovative vision for learning, educational leadership, key achievements, and demonstrated commitment to equity and excellence.
Digital Promise and the League of Innovative Schools provides an environment for superintendents and district leaders to share and learn from best practices; leverage research and participate in continuous improvement models; engage in research and development projects with peers to address educational challenges; and implement new technologies and innovations in their school systems.
In addition to superintendents' participation, there are also opportunities for other school administrators, principals, and teachers from member districts to participate in league and Digital Promise-related initiatives.
"Reynolds School District's mission is to lead with equity to educate and support all students to graduate with the skills and confidence to thrive," said Danna Diaz, Reynolds School District's Superintendent of Schools. "The League of Innovative School's understanding of the powerful impact that equity has on our students will help us change inequitable practices to ensure all students receive the best education possible."
League members are represented by their superintendent, who commits to:
• Attend biannual league meetings, which feature classroom visits, collaborative problem-solving, and relationship-building with peers and partners;
• Participate in league cohorts and challenge collaboratives on a broad range of topics relevant to the changing needs and priorities of school districts;
• Support Digital Promise research and provide critical feedback so it translates easily into classroom experiences and expands what we know about teaching and learning;
• Engage with entrepreneurs to advance edtech product development steeped in the latest learning science and meets district needs; and participate in the league's professional learning community by connecting with other members online, in person, and at each other's school districts.
The league officially welcomes new members at its fall hybrid meeting Oct. 20 to 22, online and in-person in Washington, D.C. New members' entrance into the League extends the network's reach to 125 districts across 34 states and expands its cumulative impact to 3.8 million students served.
The Digital Promise League of Innovative Schools, launched at the White House under President Barack Obama within the United States Department of Education in 2011, accepts new members through an open application process once per year. The full list of members can be found at www.digitalpromise.org/districts.
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