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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.

The FRS Way

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

We are Future Ready!

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

Webinar | Future Ready Schools

3rd Annual Future Ready Librarians® Fireside Chat

December 8, 2021 4:00-5:00 PM

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Virtual Event | Future Ready Schools

Creating Future Ready Schools Virtual Workshop

December 16, 2021 12:00-1:30 PM

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December 7, 2021

Podcast | Future Ready Schools

An UnDisruptEd Thanksgiving

During this special Thanksgiving Day episode of the podcast, the guys reflect on the recent Future Ready summits, discuss their favorite Thanksgiving foods and …
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December 7, 2021

Podcast | Future Ready Schools

Smashing Concrete Ceilings With Amy Jackson

During this special live in-person episode, Adam and Carl chat with change agent and tech leader Amy Jackson from Arlington Public Schools about lessons …
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December 6, 2021

Podcast | Future Ready Schools

Librarians Fight Book Bans

A conversation with Becky Calzada and Carolyn Foote Listen to the Podcast Subscribe
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December 3, 2021

Podcast | Future Ready Schools

Pardon the Disruption – Special Episode – Part 2

This is part 2 in a 2-part special episode of UnDisrupted recorded live during the Future Ready Schools virtual summit. During their “Pardon the …
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December 3, 2021

Podcast | Future Ready Schools

What You Think About You Bring About

Director of Instructional Services and Future Ready Instructional Coaches Advisor, Dana Castine, reflects on how an appreciative mindset is fueling her grace-centered approach to …
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December 1, 2021

Podcast | Future Ready Schools

Other Duties As Assigned With Marlo Gaddis

Tech leaders are asked to wear many hats. Bus driver, cafeteria work, substitute teacher, if it’s in a school, a tech leader has probably …
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November 30, 2021

Podcast | Future Ready Schools

Adding Excitement To Reading With STREAM In The Library

In this episode, Yael Gogolev joins Shannon McClintock Miller to share how she adds excitement to reading with STREAM in the library. Yael has …
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