Barrington schools earn national praise for 'innovative practices'

Local district chosen a 21st Century Learning Exemplar by 'P21'

Posted 9/14/16

The Partnership for 21st Century Learning has designated Barrington Public Schools as an exemplary district for 2016-2017. 

Barrington Public Schools received this honor for exemplary 21st …

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Barrington schools earn national praise for 'innovative practices'

Local district chosen a 21st Century Learning Exemplar by 'P21'

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The Partnership for 21st Century Learning has designated Barrington Public Schools as an exemplary district for 2016-2017. 

Barrington Public Schools received this honor for exemplary 21st century learning practices in preparing students for success in college, career, and life.

Barrington school earns gold medal ranking.

"P21’s 21st Century Learning Exemplar Program searches for and shares the stories of schools and districts that have successfully transformed student learning through innovative practices such as distributed leadership and community partnerships," stated a press release from the district.

Barrington Superintendent of Schools Michael Messore said he was very pleased when he learned the district had been selected for the recognition. He said school officials have worked hard to incorporate innovative learning practices into the local curriculum.

"Our school district is very proud of our students and staff and for being recognized by P21 as an exemplary model of 21st century education," Mr. Messore said. 

"It is important that we prepare our students with the strategies and skills they will need to be successful in the future. Being named as an exemplary model will ensure a continued focus on empowering our students to excel in their college and career pathways.”

Barrington is one of only a handful of school districts to be recognized for this honor nationally. Dr. Helen Soulé, the executive director for P21, stated that Barrington and the other recognized districts should act as examples for other school departments to follow.

“All learners deserve to grow in a 21st Century Learning environment,” Dr. Soulé said. “It is P21’s vision for the innovative practices in education exhibited by all P21 Exemplars to be replicated across the country and world.” 

According to the release, P21 represents more than 5 million members of the global workforce and 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.

"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," stated the release.

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