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Pascack Valley Regional High School District is Now a Member of the Digital Promise League of Innovative Schools

 

 
The Pascack Valley Regional High School District was accepted into Digital Promise League of Innovative Schools

The Pascack Valley Regional High School District was selected to join national network of school districts committed to demonstrating, evaluating, and scaling innovation

 WASHINGTON, D.C. | March 24, 2014 – Today Digital Promise, a national, independent nonprofit organization authorized by Congress to accelerate innovation in education, announced Pascack Valley Regional High School District as one of nine new members accepted into the League of Innovative Schools.

 The League of Innovative Schools is a national coalition of school districts and educational agencies that is both a professional learning network and an incubator for innovative educational practices. The League brings together educators, researchers, and entrepreneurs to demonstrate, evaluate, and replicate promising ideas, with the goal of improving student achievement.

 “The PVRHS District is proud of its history of innovation,” says P. Erik Gundersen, Superintendent of Schools for the Pascack Valley Regional High School District.  “Whether it’s our 10-year 1:1 laptop initiative or our most recent virtual school day, our teachers, administrators, and students demonstrate an eagerness to be innovative in an effort to continually improve upon the student learning experience.”

 Gundersen adds, “Pascack has learned much through our own reflective practices and looks forward to working with our new colleagues in the League of Innovative Schools to learn and develop additional modern teaching methodologies that will improve student learning and achievement for all.”

The Pascack Valley Regional High School District was selected from a competitive and national pool of applicants, based on its leadership, evidence of results, innovative vision for learning powered by technology, and commitment to collaborating with other League members. Upon joining the League, members will 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.

“The idea behind the League is simple, but ambitious: Innovative superintendents can support each other in transforming the learning environment and improving engagement and achievement,” said Karen Cator, President and Chief Executive Officer of Digital Promise. “By adding these nine new members and the sum of their experiences, the League can become an even stronger catalyst for improving opportunity for students around the country.”

 

The nine members of the League of Innovative Schools spring 2014 cohort are:

  • Pascack Valley Regional High School District — Montvale, NJ
  • Department of Defense Education Activity Kaiserslautern District — Kaiserslautern, Germany
  • Highline Public Schools — Burien, WA
  • Knox County Schools — Knoxville, TN
  • Lexington County School District One — Lexington, SC
  • Mentor Public Schools — Mentor, OH
  • Richland School District Two — Columbia, SC
  • Rowan-Salisbury Schools — Salisbury, NC
  • South Fayette Township School District — McDonald, PA

With these additions, the League now includes 46 school districts and education agencies in 25 states, representing nearly 3 million students.

“We are excited to welcome the new members of the League and to offer these districts the chance to learn together,” said Sara Schapiro, Director of the Digital Promise League of Innovative Schools.  “These exemplary educators recognize that while there is no ‘silver bullet’ in education, by coming together to tackle some big problems, district leaders, researchers, and entrepreneurs can make a meaningful difference.”

New members will be officially welcomed March 26-28, at the national League of Innovative Schools conference at Sunnyside Unified School District in Tucson, Ariz.

 

For more information on the Digital Promise League of Innovative Schools visit: http://bit.ly/dpleague.

Contact:

Jason Tomassini

Digital Promise

202-450-3363             jason@digitalpromise.org

 

Dyane Guardino

Executive Secretary to the Superintendent

Pascack Valley Regional High School District

201-358-7004 Ext. 21003    dguardino@pascack.k12.nj.us

 

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About Digital Promise
Digital Promise is an independent, bipartisan 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization authorized by Congress to spur innovation in education. Through its work with educators, technologists, researchers, and leading thinkers, Digital Promise supports comprehensive research and development to benefit lifelong learners and provide Americans with the knowledge and skills needed to compete in the global economy.




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