Urban District Cohort

Scaling Future-Ready, Deeper Learning for Every Student

The opportunity of future-ready, deeper learning is not just for some students—it should be the standard for every student. Through its Urban District Cohort, Battelle for Kids is bringing together future-focused educators leading urban school systems to fuel the acceleration of deeper learning outcomes for every student, everywhere.

How do urban school systems implement and scale deeper learning?

In its second year, the Battelle for Kids Urban District Cohort is a network of large districts from across the country, serving predominantly students of color and students living in lower-income communities. Superintendents and their design teams explore deeper learning research and a systems approach to implement and scale deeper learning. 

Superintendents and their design teams convene as a cohort throughout the school year with individual district coaching sessions held in between convenings.

Urban District Cohort Members

Fort Worth Independent School District (Texas)
Fresno Unified School District (California)
Jefferson County Public Schools (Kentucky)
Long Beach Unified School District (California)
Montgomery Public Schools (Alabama)
Saint Louis Public Schools (Missouri)
Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools (North Carolina)

UDC Member Resources

2023-2024 Urban District Cohort Calendar

  • August 2023 – Orientation

  • September 2023 – Convening #1 & EdLeader21 Annual Event | St. Louis

  • October 2023 – District Coaching Sessions

  • November 2023 – Convening #2 | Dallas-Fort Worth

  • January 2024 – District Coaching Sessions & Site Visits

  • February 2024 – Convening #3 | Virtual

  • March 2024 – District Site Visits

  • April 2024 – Convening #4 | Dallas-Fort Worth

  • May 2024 – District Coaching Sessions

  • June 2024 – Convening #5 | Dallas-Fort Worth

EdLeader21 Network Membership

Urban District Cohort members are automatically enrolled in the EdLeader21 Network, the premier national network for education transformation. Focused, collaborative learning experiences are offered throughout the year to support superintendents and their teams.

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