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Deeper Learning in Schools

More than 500 schools around the country are currently implementing deeper learning. They are proof points—examples that show deeper learning can improve student outcomes. They are getting results by creating dynamic learning environments that enable students to develop a deep understanding of core content and can use that knowledge to solve problems, think critically, communicate effectively, and be self-reflective about their learning.

These schools are part of ten school networks, each of which has its own set of principles about organizing schools. For that reason, the schools are not the same—there is no one approach to deeper learning. What they share is a commitment to a broader set of outcomes for young people than conventional approaches to schooling provide.

See an overview of all ten networks.


Asia Society

Asia Society has public schools that are developing globally competent, college-ready high school students. Our schools primarily serve socio-economically disadvantaged students in urban areas…

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Big Picture Learning

Big Picture Learning’s mission is to lead vital changes in education, both in the United States and internationally, by generating and sustaining innovative, personalized schools that work in…

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ConnectEd California

Founded by the James Irvine Foundation in 2006, ConnectEd: The California Center for College and Career is dedicated to advancing practice, policy, and research aimed at helping young people prepare…

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EdVisions Schools

Our vision is to change schools and schooling by establishing a network of schools with fundamental differences in teaching, learning and leading which will provide meaningful options for students,…

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Expeditionary Learning

Expeditionary Learning schools inspire the motivation to learn, engage teachers, and students in new levels of focus and effort, and transform schools into places where students and adults become…

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High Tech High

High Tech High began in 2000 as a single charter high school launched by a coalition of San Diego business leaders and educators…

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New Tech Network

New Tech Network is a non-profit organization that helps students gain the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in life, college, and the careers of tomorrow…

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New Visions for Public Schools

Since 1993, we have created 133 New York City public schools that strive to prepare students for high school graduation as well as for successful futures in a career or college…

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