Roscoe Collegiate High School in Roscoe Collegiate ISD, a Texas High Performance Schools Consortium district, was named 2017 World-Leading Learners in October 2017 and invited to join the Global Learning Network (GLN), based on the school’s selection by Commissioner of Education Mike Morath as Texas’ nominee. GLN is a community of educators from exemplary schools that develop, practice, and share innovative approaches to education that ensure their students are prepared for career and lifelong success.

In December 2017, leaders from Roscoe will head to Boston and meet school leaders from the U.S., Singapore, Switzerland, Germany, South Korea, and Canada for the Global Learning Network’s 2017 Convening of World-Leading Learners: Rethinking Education for the 21st Century, co-hosted by America Achieves and the OECD.

“We’re thrilled to join the Global Learning Network and to be recognized by America Achieves and the OECD,” said Dr. Kim Alexander, Superintendent of Roscoe Collegiate ISD. “I’m so proud of our work in Roscoe and look forward to sharing our approach to rural innovation and career preparation with leaders from school around the world, and learn how other schools are preparing their students for success beyond the classroom.”

America Achieves’ Global Learning Network, in partnership with the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), invited a cohort of 30 high schools from around the world to participate in the Global Learning Network’s 2017 Convening of World-Leading Learners: Rethinking Education for the 21st Century. In the United States, state departments of education and partner organizations nominated schools for this opportunity. Once nominated, schools were interviewed, and 17 schools were selected from seven states. Outside of the U.S., 13 schools from five countries were invited by the OECD. Each school was selected for their strong progress in at least one of the following categories:

  • Excellence – schools that exhibit high academic achievement;
  • Equity – schools that are reducing the achievement gap between racial and socioeconomic groups;
  • Innovation – schools that are aligning classroom outcomes with local labor market skills that are crucial to success in the 21st century economy.

Learn more about the Global Learning Network and the 2017 cohort of World-Leading Learners.