Where Are 'Future-Ready Schools' Pledge Signatures Coming From?

R U FUTURE-READY? If you’ve been on Twitter recently, you’ve likely seen #futureready Tweets fly across your stream over the past three months. Last March, the Department of Education announced the Future-Ready initiative, an effort to get schools and districts ready for technology implementation by creating “a national community of practice,” as described by Alliance for Excellent Education’s (AEE) Tom Murray during a BlogTalkRadio podcast last week.

Over the past few months, Future Ready’s online pledge has been collecting superintendents’ signatures from all over the country, who are pledging to “develop, implement, and share your technology plan with other districts so they can learn from your successes and challenges along the way.” But where are all of these superintendents from? Interestingly enough, if you Google “Future-Ready Pledge,” the first thing that comes up is an ArcGis map potentially plotting the districts that have signed. (UPDATE: The map was taken down as of Wednesday, October 15.) Larger clusters center around the East Coast and Midwest, while the West Coast is less concentrated. Stay tuned for longer coverage from EdSurge coming at the end of October!

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