AASA Learning 2025
Forward to the Future
We want you to envision a future – a future where education is not just a system but an innovative, vibrant, and transformative force. This is not just a dream but a reality we are striving to create through AASA’s Learning 2025 Network.
Grounded in the foundational work of the AASA Learning 2025 National Commission and inspired by the commission’s report, An American Imperative: A New Vision of Public Schools, the AASA Learning 2025 Network aims to turn this bold vision into reality by empowering you, the public school superintendents and district leaders, to drive that change.
Join colleagues as we actively shape the future of public education.
We are on the cusp of a new era in public education. Superintendents nationwide are joining together through the Learning 2025 Network to take a future-driven approach to transform public education.David R. Schuler, Ph.D.
Benefits of Being Involved with Learning 2025
AASA Learning 2025 Demonstration Systems will actively engage in system transformation through access to a personalized tools, support, and opportunities you need to make an immediate difference in your district today.
Demonstration Systems will benefit from:
Mentorship & Customized Support
Each demonstration system will be matched with an experienced, AASA-led strategic mentor to assist you on your future-driven path, serving as both a guide and support partner to collaborate with you and your team. Demonstration systems will receive 6 days/48 hours of strategic mentoring support.
Mentors will also help you navigate the complexities of educational system transformation in your context and offer change management support. Mentors will help you create and coordinate your district’s strategic plan alignment with Learning 2025 principles.
Access carefully curated case studies, research, videos, toolkits, talking points and other immediately implementable resources to guide you on your specific journey.
Time for Meaningful Connection
We know that an essential part of success is building relationships and expanding networks. Demonstration systems will have access to:
Monthly virtual professional learning opportunities;
At least 3 site visit opportunities;
At least 2 in-person convenings;
Exclusive discounts to attend additional events and programs;
Participation in an AASA Cohort
Participation in one AASA cohort, plus receive network-only discounts on two additional cohorts. As part of a cohort, you and your team will explore problems of practice, drive improvement in you district and across the nation, and work together to better meet the needs of all learners.
Engagement in AASA Communities of Practice
Continue to build your network and gain innovative ideas by participating in up to 3 AASA Communities of Practice in Learning 2025 focus areas like early learning, future-driven education and more.
Recognition and Publicity
Through strategic storytelling and utilizing local, regional and national digital and traditional media channels, our team will support you in sharing your district’s story. Systems will also be able to apply for the Lighthouse System and System to Watch designation.
Leverage Exclusive Opportunities, Discounts & Additional Services
Enjoy exclusive discounted rates for events and access additional services and support from AASA and strategic partners. Plus, leverage access to world-renown organizations and thought leaders.
3 Ways to Become Involved
Become a Demonstration System
Your all access pass to network-only benefits.
Leverage the largest professional learning network of top educators in the country and get year-round access to personalized support, communities of practice, strategic mentors, curated resources, discounts and more.
Become an Engaged System
An opportunity to become engaged with Learning 2025 on a smaller scale. Engaged systems have access to specific resources and opportunities to collaborate with colleagues.
Join as Part of a Regional Network
Join together with districts in your region to form a collaborative regional network. This customized service option will help you and your teams leverage collective knowledge.
This initiative alone has driven conversations toward unprecedented realizations, and we have pushed our leaders to learn, unlearn and relearn—and to think boldly while doing so in support of each and every child—especially those who are furthest away from educational opportunity.Calvin J. Watts
Learning 2025 in Action
Learning 2025 Demonstration Systems are moving the needle and creating real, holistic systemic changes in their districts, communities and across the country.
May 01, 2023Starting Young to Spark Student Growth, Family EngagementType:
ArticleTopics: Early LearningNinth in a series about AASA demonstration districts spotlights the West Valley School District in Washington.
March 31, 2023Opportunities Through Future-Focused CurriculumType:
ArticleTopics: Curriculum & Assessment Rural CommunitiesEighth in a series about AASA demonstration districts spotlights the Coxsackie-Athens Central School District in upstate New York.
March 01, 2023Convergence of Digital Learning for Staff and Students AlikeType:
ArticleTopics: Curriculum & Assessment Technology & AIThe seventh column in a series about AASA demonstration districts spotlights the Elizabeth Forward School District in western Pennsylvania.
February 01, 2023Washougal’s Construction of a Culture of BelongingType:
ArticleThe sixth column in a series highlighting AASA demonstration districts focuses on a Washington district’s school culture.
One of the most valuable aspects of AASA right now is the initiative for Learning 2025. Being a part of that initiative has offered me more opportunity than I could have imagined to figure out 'how do we move our schools forward, how do we support the whole child, how do we have future-driven schools, and how do we make sure that no child, not even one, is marginalized'.Mary Templeton