Virginia Beach Public Schools has been named one of the most innovative school districts in the nation.
Several groups spent a year studying school systems across the country and identified the ones with innovative educational practices.
Following the study, AASA | The School Superintendents Association, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and the Successful Practices Network (SPN) selected 25 national “Innovative Best Practice” school districts, which received a more in-depth individual study into how their innovative approaches have impacted study learning.
According to AASA, The goals of the study included the following:
- To develop and refine school review tools to establish evidence and a benchmark for the impact of innovative best practices on student learning and achievement.
- To support state level review teams in using the established criteria to identify and validate innovative practices at elementary and secondary levels.
- To disseminate, through the channel of all three organizations, the case studies and innovative best practices to schools and districts throughout the United States.
- To develop policy recommendations and supportive resources for state and national leaders.