Next Generation High Schools: Commitment Progress Report
Thank you for your participation in the White House Summit on Next Generation High Schools, hosted in November, 2015. The Summit reflected collective action and commitments from organizations across the country, reflecting more than $375 million toward efforts to mark significant change in today’s high school experience and a next generation teaching and learning experience for America’s youth.
The Summit followed President Obama’s call for whole-school transformation of the high school experience. His vision for Next Generation High schools includes applying innovative approaches to help students excel through personalized instruction, active and hands-on making and learning experiences; access to rigorous courses such in computer science and stronger ties to postsecondary education and experiences. Today’s Next Generation high schools are rethinking the use of time during the school day to match student needs; assessing learning in ways that let students demonstrate mastery, creativity, and critical thinking; providing high-quality and continuous professional development to help teachers engage and empower learners; broadening participation of girls and under-represented minorities in key subjects, and employing a multitude of strategies, pedagogies and experiences to help students chart a course for life-long success.
This year the White House plans to highlight work in developing and scaling Next Generation High Schools, to review collective progress, take stock of future opportunities, and continue the work of promoting a new vision for engagement and learning in America’s high schools.
Commitment makers from last year’s Summit can use this form to submit a brief overview of your organization’s progress in reaching the goals and commitments reflected in your commitment or pledge to support Next Generation High Schools, and to announce any new progress or goals related to that work. Those who have not previously made commitments makers are invited to share information, new announcements or future commitments to develop, expand, or scale Next Generation High Schools and related models for teaching and learning.
We respectfully request that you submit this form no later than July 19, 2016. This information may form the basis of public materials developed for an announcement by the White House.
Note: Your information may be shared with other federal agencies.