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Future Ready Schools®

Advancing Innovation and Equity in America’s Schools

Future Ready Schools® (FRS) helps innovative educators ensure that each student graduates from high school with the agency, passion, and skills to be a productive, compassionate, and responsible citizen.

Through FRS’s tools and resources, district and school leaders apply evidence-based practices resulting in engaging student-centered learning environments that empower robust learning opportunities, anytime, anywhere.

The FRS network focuses on leadership. We help district teams set a vision for the student outcomes and school experiences that today’s modern learners need to thrive. We emphasize goal setting using our research-based framework that advances policies to equitably deliver strong instruction, personalized professional learning, and creative community partnerships. Coupled with robust technology infrastructure and sustainability models – we build leadership capacity so that  school systems can offer flexible, rigorous, and equitable learning opportunities to each student.

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Now, more than ever, the nation’s schools face high demands to prepare students for an information-rich, high-tech, entrepreneurial, global economy that requires a highly skilled, knowledgeable, flexible, and capable workforce. FRS provides educators with research-based tools, resources, and capacity building that facilitates the modernization of schools and districts that support personalized, student-centered learning. 

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The FRS Way

We believe every child—regardless of the zip code they call home—must graduate from high school and deserves

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Why Our Work Matters

Nearly 17 million of America’s 53.1 million children are unplugged from instruction because their families lack home internet access. This “homework gap,” has contributed to significant opportunity gaps, particularly for students from marginalized communities. Beginning in spring 2020, many districts tapped federal, state, and local funding to provide all students with the connectivity and devices necessary for home-based remote learning. Now, the Rescue Plan Act of 2021 and subsequent federal investments provide ample opportunities for education leaders to close opportunity gaps and realize the promise of technology for America’s public school students. FRS can help ensure that this investment is not squandered.

Now, more than ever, the nation’s schools face high demands to prepare students for an information-rich, high-tech, entrepreneurial, global economy that requires a highly skilled, knowledgeable, flexible, and capable workforce. Today, 80 percent of good-paying jobs require postsecondary education, according to Georgetown University’s Center on Education and the Workforce.

However, in 2017, fewer than 50 percent of Americans ages 25–64 years held a quality credential beyond high school, according to the Lumina Foundation. The statistics are even more alarming for Americans from historically underserved groups; only about 24 percent of Latinos and about 30 percent of African Americans held an associate’s degree or higher in 2017.

This is a momentous time for education. Closing the digital divide and the homework gap remains one of America’s most consequential challenges. The need to systemically address opportunity gaps resulting from our students’ lack of ubiquitous technology access and devices—at home and school—is now an urgent economic, social, and moral imperative for our nation’s future success.

Tools and Resources

FRS provides educators with research-based tools and resources that facilitate the modernization of schools and districts that support personalized, student-centered learning. FRS tools and resources include the following:

All tools and resources are aligned with the evidence-based Future Ready Framework and focus on instructional leadership and systemic reform.

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Our Work

FRS’s tools and resources help support district and school leaders with the modernization of schools and the implementation of personalized, student-centered learning.

April 11, 2024

Podcast | Data, Future Ready Schools, Professional Learning

Cultivating Trust in the School System (with Dr. Nick Polyak)

Season 6 of Future Ready’s Leading Through Unprecedented Times kicks off as Illinois Superintendent Dr. Nick Polyak discusses cultivating trust in the school system, sharing insights on innovation, student voice, and creating a culture of empowerment.
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April 9, 2024

Podcast | Future Ready Schools, Learning Sciences, Librarians

The I-35 PLN: Collaborating Across Highways, State Lines & Borders

On this episode we talk about how to collaborate outside your campus, district, region and even state to get ideas, lesson plans, edtech tips and more to make you the best school librarian you can be.
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April 2, 2024

Podcast | Future Ready Schools, Learning Sciences, Librarians

“We’re All In This Together” – Fulbright & Global Collaboration Through the Library

Jennifer McKenzie joins Shannon McClintock Miller to discuss strategies to collaborate with learning communities on a global scale.
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March 27, 2024

Blog | Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment, Digital Learning, Future Ready Schools, Librarians, Literacy

Watch The Total Solar Eclipse With NASA and The Achievery!

Join The Achievery for a special event to watch the Total Solar Eclipse with NASA on April 8, 2024.
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Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment, Future Ready Schools, Librarians

Unleash Creativity: The Achievery Learning Challenge! Win a $150 Amazon Gift Card

Dive into the world of digital learning with The Achievery, and share your favorite lesson for a chance to win a fabulous $150 Amazon gift card!
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March 15, 2024

Blog | Accountability and Support, Assessment, Budget and Resources, College and Career Pathways, COVID Response & Recovery, Federal Education Budget, Funding Equity

Navigating the Future of Education: Governors’ Highlight Workforce Development in State of the State Addresses

All4Ed has been watching as Governors issue their State of the State addresses and identifying interesting patterns and focuses for the coming year in education policy.
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Future Ready Schools

Join All4Ed’s Future Ready Schools Corporate Sponsorship Program

All4Ed envisions a nation where every student is empowered through an exceptional public education. Our mission is clear – To create school systems that believe it is a fundamental human right to arm every graduate with the critical intellectual, social, and emotional skills necessary for success in work and life. 
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March 12, 2024

Blog | Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment, Digital Learning, Future Ready Schools, Librarians, Literacy

Learn STEM Skills Through Basketball With The Achievery

Did you know that The Achievery has over 20 learning units that feature Basketball, STEM, Science, Data, and much, much more?
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March 7, 2024

College and Career Pathways, Future Ready Schools, High Schools

Breaking the Mold: How one Educator is Transforming How We Connect with Students

As educators, we know that the first step to reaching your students is to make sure they know that you care about them. It …
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