According to officials, East Orange 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 global nonprofit working to expand opportunity for every learner by bringing together solutions across research, practice, and technology.
East Orange School District was selected from a competitive national pool of applicants based on its educational leadership, demonstrated commitment to equity and excellence, innovative vision for learning, and key achievements.
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 COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on learning, but it has also emphasized the need to introduce innovative educational approaches to better meet students' needs,” said Dewayne J. McClary, senior director of Networks and Partnerships at Digital Promise.
“The League strives to build a collaborative of close-knit districts that work together on shared priorities to design, validate, champion, and scale effective, innovative learning opportunities to advance equity and excellence for every student.”
The League will officially welcome new members at its fall meeting on October 19-21, 2021, held in-person in Los Angeles, CA. The new members’ entrance into the League extends the network’s reach to more than 150 districts across 38 states, and expands its cumulative impact to 4.4 million students served over time.
For more information on the Digital Promise League of Innovative Schools, visit: digitalpromise.org/league.