The Freehold Regional High School District is one of 22 school districts that have been accepted into the League of Innovative Schools, a national coalition of forward-thinking school districts organized by Digital Promise, an independent, bipartisan nonprofit organization authorized by Congress to accelerate innovation in education, according to the press release.
The FRHSD was selected from a competitive and national pool of applicants based on its leadership, evidence of results, innovative vision for learning, and commitment to collaboration, according to the press release.
“Being accepted into League of Innovative Schools is an honor for the district. We have worked hard to embrace the changing trends of technology to create an inventive, student-centered learning environment. Organizations like the League of Innovative Schools allow teachers and administrators to learn from a community of practice,” Superintendent of Schools Charles Sampson said.
The League of Innovative Schools, which was launched in 2011, accepts new members through an annual open application process. With the new members, the league now includes 73 school districts in 33 states, representing 3.2 million students, according to the press release.
“The league’s goal is to find leaders pioneering bold, creative and student-centric practices, connect them with each other, and amplify what they do best so others can learn,” said Sara Schapiro, director of the Digital Promise League of Innovative Schools. “With these new members, we add a wealth of insights, ideas, and energy to help our members effectively support teaching and learning through technology.”
The league officially welcomed its new members at its fall 2015 meeting in Pittsburgh. The meeting hosted about 175 national school leaders and prominent education experts, entrepreneurs and officials, with the goal of addressing shared priorities and setting goals that district leaders will pursue throughout the year, according to the press release.