D7 Selected to Join the Nation’s League of Innovative Schools
In joining the League, members commit to share lessons learned, participate in national and regional forums, and partner with research institutions, technology developers, and one another to deliver better results for students. A vibrant ecosystem working together on shared priorities, the League aims to foster greater innovation in learning and leadership practices.
“Our League of Innovative Schools serves to spotlight the promising practices for realizing the power of technology and innovation,” said Karen Cator, president and chief executive officer of Digital Promise. “We are thrilled to welcome these inspiring school leaders into our network as we join together to improve the opportunity to learn for the nation’s K-12 students.”
As an active member of TransformSC, a statewide initiative in South Carolina supporting innovation in public education, “we’re pleased to see District 7 join three other TransformSC districts in the League of Innovative Schools - Lexington District One, Horry County Schools, and York District Three,” said Mike Brennan, State President of BB&T and Co-Chair of TransformSC. “Dr. Booker has embedded technology into instruction and learning throughout the district and has implemented new models such as early college for at-risk young men and an elementary leadership academy that truly make a difference to students.”
“Each new district brings an innovative vision and unique perspective that will add to the already rich network in the League,” said Sara Schapiro, director of the Digital Promise League of Innovative Schools. “The wealth of experience and expertise these educators bring to the League will help us move the needle on important challenges facing education, ultimately improving outcomes for the most important stakeholders – students.”
New members will be officially welcomed Oct. 5-7, at the National League of Innovative Schools meeting in Washington, D.C. League superintendents will have the opportunity to visit schools within District of Columbia Public Schools and identify shared challenges to pursue with other League members.
The 11 members of the League of Innovative Schools fall 2014 cohort are:
• Spartanburg School District 7 — Spartanburg, SC
• Adams 12 Five Star Schools — Thornton, CO
• Avonworth School District — Pittsburgh, PA
• Bristol Township School District — Levittown, PA
• Coachella Valley Unified School District — Thermal, CA
• Kettle Moraine School District — Wales, WI
• Loudoun County Public Schools — Ashburn, VA
• Mineola Union Free School District — Mineola, NY
• Owsley County School District — Booneville, KY
• Vista Unified School District — Vista, CA
• Wake County Public School System — Cary, NC
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