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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.

February 8, 2024

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

Governors Set the Stage: Unveiling Legislative Priorities in their Annual State of the State

January marks the time for Governors across the nation to address a joint session of their legislature and deliver a State of the State …
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January 29, 2024

Blog | Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment, Future Ready Schools

4 Free Lessons to Teach Kids about AI

This blog by Tom Murray, All4Ed’s Director of Innovation aims to shed light on how AI can be a transformative tool in teaching and learning.
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January 22, 2024

Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment, Data and Privacy, Future Ready Schools, Robust Infrastructure

Statement by All4Ed on the release of the National Education Technology Plan

Contact: Enrique A. Chaurand Email: echaurand@all4ed.org  Phone: 816-825-1072 Statement by All4Ed on the release of the National Education Technology Plan Washington, DC – All4Ed …
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January 17, 2024

Blog | Future Ready Schools, Professional Learning

Northampton Area School District IgNite Passion Through Professional Learning

In our blog, we have the privilege of delving into the remarkable achievements of the Northampton Area School District (PA). Join us as we explore their incredible success story in creating personalized professional learning experiences for teachers. By doing so, they are not just preparing their students for the future; they are molding it
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December 12, 2023

Blog | Budget and Resources, Congress, Federal Education Budget, Funding Equity

All4Ed Flash: Unveiling All4Ed’s Latest Policy Insights

Today, we’re thrilled to introduce a series of policy reports from All4Ed that redefine the future of education. Let’s dive in!  First up, our …
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December 4, 2023

Blog | Collaborative Leadership, Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment, Future Ready Schools, Professional Learning

“‘Tis the season to be coding,” it’s Computer Science Week!

Envision a classroom buzzing with the sound of young minds crafting their first lines of code. It’s a place where ideas take digital form, where apps, games, and solutions are born.
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November 28, 2023

Podcast | Future Ready Schools, Learning Sciences, Librarians

Collaboration and Connection

There are so many facets to our role as librarian.  Prioritizing collaboration leads to deeper connections with our students, school, peers and wider community. …
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November 21, 2023

Podcast | Data, Digital Divide, Digital Learning, Future Ready Schools, Learning Sciences, Librarians

AI in the School Library!

Join us in this exciting episode of the “Future Ready Librarians” podcast as we delve into the transformative world of AI and ChatGPT in …
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Budget and Resources, Data and Privacy, Future Ready Schools, Robust Infrastructure

Future Ready Virtual Leadership Summit

The “Empowering the Future: Navigating Equity, Safety, and AI in Education” Virtual Workshop is on December 12th starting at 11 am ET.
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