A national network of district and school leaders dedicated to 21st century education.

LeadingTogetherWebWith a membership of nearly 200 school systems nationwide, EdLeader21 is committed to empowering and supporting education leaders in the design and implementation of 21st century education systems that ensure all students master the 4Cs (critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and creativity). 

In October 2017, Battelle for Kids welcomed EdLeader21 as one of its national networks. Through this merger, we are working with EdLeader21 and its professional learning community of superintendents to support the expansion and increase the overall impact of the network across the country. Member districts also have the benefit of strategic counsel and deeper implementation support in various areas from Battelle for Kids to advance 21st century education systems.

Battelle for Kids and EdLeader21 are driven by a shared goal that:

By 2021, 21 percent of the school systems in the U.S. are engaging their communities to develop and implement a Portrait of a Graduate.

This establishes a common vision of what all students need to become lifelong learners and contributors in the 21st century. We hope to reach a tipping point in this country that creates positive momentum toward transforming educational opportunities for all students.