School networks are one of the most important innovations in the modern era of U.S. K-12 education. They have boosted achievement and graduation rates and expanded quality options in the communities that need them the most. Here’s how they work and why they matter.

Today, we are recognizing great school networks including voluntary associations, charter management organizations and school management organizations that have achieved scaled impact to improve education for millions of children.

Deeper Learning Networks

Personalized Learning Innovators

Great East Coast Charter Networks

Great Central Charter Networks

Great Western Charter Networks

Educational Management Organizations

Faith-Based Networks

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  1. Great list, love seeing the diversity of approaches.
    With Project Foundry we are supporting these diverse schools in a number of these networks manage the learning workflow of a growing number of k-8 students.
    I would also suggest the loosely coupled Teacher Powered network of PBL schools.


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