Issue 22

October 6, 2016

In the blink of an eye, we just passed the one-year anniversary of the vision's public launch.

A Transformational Vision for Education in the US

This is an idea whose time has come.

Dear Pioneers,

The end of September marked a major milestone for Education Reimagined—our one-year anniversary of the launch of Education Reimagined and the public release of the vision.

It is almost impossible to believe that it was only one year ago that the signers of the document and our team were huddled around computers across the country waiting to send the email that would release the vision publicly. We didn’t know how it would be received. Since that moment, we have been amazed by the enthusiasm it has generated and the growth and momentum of the community committed to making it a reality.

Last week we were grateful to be able to celebrate this anniversary, coincidentally, with 48 learner-centered educators, learners, and school and district leaders who came together in San Diego, CA for the first meeting of Pioneer Lab*. It couldn’t have been more fitting. For us, the movement is bottom-up and top-down-enabled. It has always been about empowering, supporting, and amplifying the work of the diverse stakeholders making it happen with learners in their communities.

In this issue, we reflect back on this past year with musings from our community about the last twelve months, what it means to be a part of this movement, and what learner-centered education makes possible. We also take a closer look at a Texas district transforming their community to ensure all learners feel known and included, and we’ve highlighted a series of books that dive into what it means to create community and set innovation loose.

We have been so honored and humbled to play a part in this growing movement. And, none of it would have been possible without all of you—the brilliant, courageous, and dedicated pioneers from all across the country who we see as our friends and allies. Thank you!!!

Warm wishes,

Kelly Young

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