Vancouver Public Schools is one of 57 school districts and education agencies across the country chosen by the U.S. Department of Education to join a prestigious nationwide initiative called the League of Innovative Schools. Announced at a White House event in September 2011, the league is an alliance of school districts committed to working with entrepreneurs and researchers to make dramatic gains in student achievement. The league was launched in partnership with Digital Promise, the new national center created by Congress to advance breakthroughs in education with technology, and the U.S. Department of Education. Digital Promise is part of the Obama administration’s broader agenda to spur innovation in education and prepare our students – and our country – for the challenges of a 21st century economy.
- VPS will host the league’s spring meeting April 19-21, 2015. Participants will visit several Vancouver school sites to see exemplary applications of technology for teaching and learning.
- In 2014, the league featured VPS in a case study on the leadership role of teacher-librarians in the digital age.