AASA Learning 2025: Student-Centered, Equity-Focused, Future-Driven Education is a movement that calls for holistic redesign of the public school system by 2025. The initiative is grounded in the foundational work of the AASA Learning 2025 National Commission, comprised of thought leaders in education, business, community and philanthropy, and is guided by the commission’s report, An American Imperative: A New Vision of Public Schools.
Join colleagues as we impact the future of public education.
AASA Learning 2025 Demonstration Systems are creating student-centered, equity-focused, future-driven educational systems that serve ALL learners.
School Systems in 24 States
The time for action is now. Learn, grow and take action with colleagues, plus gain access to services tailored specifically to your district’s individual needs. Become part of communities of practice, unlock access to extensive professional learning, receive senior consulting services and strategic planning support, and move your district forward with evidence- and research-based recommendations to provide all learners with a bright future.
AASA Learning 2025 Demonstration Systems will actively engage in system transformation in one or more of the national commission’s recommended redesign components through access to personalized support and resources, including:
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Everyone associated with a school system—from superintendents to principals to teachers to school boards to parents to community leaders—must take bold steps to work together as systems on behalf of the well-being, self-sufficiency and success of our students.
— Daniel A. Domenech, AASA Executive Director
Learning 2025 Demonstration Systems are moving the needle and creating real, holistic systemic changes in their districts, communities and across the country.
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Parkway Schools (Mo.)
Maine Township High School District 207 (Ill.)
Wilder School District 133 (Idaho)
The commission has identified core components and corresponding essential areas of systemic school redesign.
As leaders, teachers, and students work to realize this vision, all must play an active role in redesigning systems, reengineering instruction and co-authoring the learning journey.
Core Redesign Components
Systemic redesign must happen within an intentional, relationships-based culture that is:
Learning must entirely reorient around the learner.
In order to meet ALL learners’ social, emotional and cognitive needs, instruction and learning must happen on a growth model continuum, where data analytics, planning, learning and evidence of learning operate in a feedback loop to personalize learning.
Panels of school, association, state and federal leaders must convene to determine how to unlock resources to meet ALL children’s Whole Learner needs in the following categories:
This initiative alone has driven conversations toward unprecedented realizations, and we have pushed our leaders to learn, unlearn and relearn—and to think boldly while doing so in support of each and every child—especially those who are furthest away from educational opportunity.
Calvin J. Watts, superintendent, Gwinnett County Public School District (Ga.)
Thrilled to be part of Learning 2025... We are in a spot right now in which the system is out of balance. The equilibrium is off. We need to seize the day, to grab hold of future-driven thinking and ensure every child is valued.
Mary Templeton, superintendent, Washougal School District 112-6 (Wash.)
Join AASA, in partnership with Successful Practices Network and Battelle for Kids, and hundreds of school districts across the country as we actively engage and work together to create a future-focused public school system that serves all learners.
3 Ways to Get Involved
Become a Demonstration System
Commit to creating a better future for learners around the nation while moving your district forward with evidence- and research-based recommendations. Leverage the largest professional learning network of top educators in the country and get year-round access to personalized support, communities of practice, mentors, resources, collaboratives and more.
Become an Engaged System
An opportunity to become engaged with Learning 2025 on a smaller scale. Engaged systems have access to specific resources and opportunities to collaborate with colleagues.
Become a Learning 2025 Partner
The potential impact of this initiative is a massive one. But it can only happen with help from generous partners like you. Partner directly with school leaders to support the Learning 2025 initiative.
We have an opportunity to finally bring our schools into the future and transform them into nimble systems. Our recommendations can lead to personalized and customized instruction and restore dignity and honor to teachers and the joys of learning.
— Bill Daggett, Learning 2025 National Commission Co-Chair and Founder of the International Center on Leadership for Education
The Learning 2025: National Commission on Student-Centered, Equity-Focused Education is comprised of thought leaders in education, business, community and philanthropy. The commission’s chief objective is to safely and equitably prepare all students for a workplace and society of the future.
Chairpersons: Dan Domenech, AASA, and Bill Daggett, Successful Practices Network
Facilitators: Ray McNulty, SPN, and Mort Sherman, AASA
Team Support: Todd Daggett, SPN; Valerie Truesdale and Debbie Magee, AASA
Edmonds School District
The Grable Foundation
Ithaca City School District
Turnaround for Children
Boston Public Schools
Middletown Public Schools
Guilford County Schools
Questar III BOCES
Alliance for Excellent Education
Former State Commissioner
New York Department of Education
Battelle for Kids
Arizona Department of Education
North Carolina Science, Mathematics, and Technology Education Center
Savannah-Chatham County Public School System
Reading School District
The Grable Foundation
The Grable Foundation
Township High School District 214
Virginia Beach City Public Schools
Tom Vander Ark
Vancouver Public Schools
Kristi Wilson, AASA President
Buckeye Elementary School District
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