WASHINGTON, Sept. 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. Secretary of Education, John B. King Jr. will visit Vance Middle School, a Partnership for 21st Century Learning (P21) 2016-2017 Fall Exemplar school, Tuesday as part of the Department of Education's seventh annual Back-To-School Bus Tour.
P21 established the 21st Century Learning Exemplar Program in order to find and showcase schools and districts in the U.S. that have successfully transformed student learning through the P21 Framework. Vance Middle School's strong commitment to the development of the 21st century skills needed for success in college, career and life, is one of the main factors considered by P21 in designating it a P21 Exemplar.
"We are thrilled that the Department of Education and Dr. King have chosen to hold an event at one of P21's exemplar schools," affirmed Dr. Helen Soule, P21 Executive Director. "The P21 Exemplar program confirms that quality 21st century education is not only possible, but already happening across the U.S. We must now ensure that all students are prepared for life-long learning and success."
Vance Middle is just one of sixteen 2016-2017 Exemplars to be recognized this fall. The full list of exemplars will be released on September 14, 2016 and will be available at www.p21.org.
About the Partnership for 21st Century Learning (P21): 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. Representing over 5 million members of the global workforce and over 2 million U.S. students in K-12, P21 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. Follow P21 on Twitter @P21Learning
P21 Members: American Camp Association, American Federation of Teachers, AT&T, Crayola, CreativeFuture, Destination Imagination, EF Education First, Education Networks of America, eLearning Solutions, Faber-Castell, First Five Years Fund, Fisher-Price, Ford Motor Company Fund, Future Problem Solving Program International, Goddard Systems Inc., Intel Corporation, Learning.com, LEGO Education, METEN, National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, National Education Association, National Speech and Debate Association, PBS, Pearson, People to People International, Playworld, Project Management Institute Educational Foundation, Qatar Foundation International, SKT Platform, VIF International Education, and The Walt Disney Company
P21 Leaderships States: Arizona, California, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Nevada, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wisconsin
Lizzette Arias, Program Coordinator, 202-750-1362, Email
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