16 new 21st Century Learning Exemplars recognized by the Partnership for 21st Century Learning

Washington, DC, US, 2017-Nov-08 — /EPR Network/ — P21 has designated 16 early learning centers, K12 schools, districts and beyond school programs in the United States as 21st Century Learning Exemplars for 2017-2018.

Each of the following earned this award for its outstanding practices in equipping students with the necessary skills and knowledge for success in college, career, and life:

Early Learning:

Elmhurst Academy, Elmhurst, IL

Goddard School located in Bethlehem, PA

Goddard School located in Collierville, TN

Goddard School located in Hillsborough, NJ

Goddard School located in Pittsburgh, PA

K12 Schools:

Arroyo Elementary School, Ontario, CA

Bioscience High School, Phoenix, AZ

International Studies Learning Center, South Gate, CA

Lighthouse Community Charter School, Oakland, CA

Tech Valley High School, Albany, NY

School Districts:

Franklin West Supervisory Union District, Fairfax, VT

Lanier Cluster Schools, Sugar Hill, GA

Beyond School:

Camps Kenwood & Evergreen, Wilmot, NH

Everwood Day Camp, Sharon, MA

DiscoverE’s Future City at West Ridge Middle School, Austin, TX

Project Morry, Elmsford, NY


The 16 named P21 Exemplars have demonstrated not just an exceptional implementation of the Framework for 21st Century Learning, but also expertise in the elements of: Student Agency; Distributed Leadership; a Climate of Achievement; Engaged Community; and use of Evidence and Research.

“P21’s Exemplar Program was established to find and uplift examples of quality 21st Century Learning. Each year we find unique and innovative education models throughout the US,” said David Ross, P21’s CEO.

As part of celebrating the best practices from these awardees, P21 will develop a case study for each and release it to the public for free download at p21.org/exemplars in the Spring of 2018.



P21 media Contact:
Lizzette Arias, 202-750-1362, lizzette@p21.org

P21 recognizes that all learners need educational experiences in school and beyond, from cradle to career, to build knowledge and skills for success in a globally and digitally interconnected world.  Representing over 5 million members of the global workforce, P21 is a catalyst organization uniting business, government and education leaders from the U.S. and abroad to advance evidence-based education policy and practice and to make innovative teaching and learning a reality for all. Learn more at www.p21.org and @P21Learning

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