FUTURE READY KICKOFF: Last year, the Dept. of Education and the Alliance for Excellent Education shared a pledge that more than a thousand superintendents have since signed. They signed up to make their schools “Future Ready,” and next week, North Carolina superintendents will find out what that means at the first Future Ready convening, followed by meetings in Vancouver, WA and Baltimore. Have you or your superintendent signed the pledge? Want to attend a meeting? All the the details here.