On April 9, 2021, AASA, The School Superintendents Association, released a report recommending a holistic redesign of our nation’s schools through the empowerment of districts on behalf of their learners, families and communities. The report, An American Imperative: A New Vision of Public Schools, was created by Learning 2025: A National Commission on Student-Centered Equity-Focused Education.
"What makes this report stand out is its call to action comprised of recommendations, coupled with specific action steps. Everyone associated with a school district must take bold steps to work together as systems on behalf of the well-being, self-sufficiency and success of our students. The report affirms that leaders, teachers and learners play a role in redesigning systems, reengineering instruction and co-authoring the learning journey. Further, core component areas are essential and must be present to address any school system and community. These core areas include resources; culture; and social, emotional and cognitive growth." - Ray McNulty, President, Successful Practices Netowrk and National Dropout Prevention Center.