Announcing New Partnership with Battelle for Kids | October 3, 2017

Dear Members,

At our Annual Event in Atlanta this morning, we were excited to announce that EdLeader21 is joining forces with Battelle for Kids—a national, not-for-profit organization dedicated to transforming educational opportunities for all students—to accelerate the implementation of 21st century educational systems across the country.

We have heard from many of you that you find great value in the EdLeader21 membership as well as the learning and collaborative experience of being part of our network. However, you have also told us that you need:

  • Customized services, mentoring, and coaching to address the specific challenges in your schools and districts.

  • Support at the state level to grow the network and support potential collaboration.

  • Support for growing 21st century education as a movement to accelerate our momentum.

Annual Event logo

Our new partnership with Battelle for Kids is a direct response to this feedback. The organization has:

  • More than 16 years of experience providing customized professional learning and implementation support to schools and districts.

  • Deep expertise in convening district-level collaboratives of forward-thinking school systems as models for connecting and innovating to improve educational outcomes for all learners.

  • An experienced team that is skilled in helping states and districts to tell their story and engage all stakeholders in the school community.

In the coming months, we plan to host regional meetings with EdLeader21 members to get feedback on additional resources and services you need to support your work.

You have all been pioneers in creating 21st century learning environments that ensure students master the 4Cs. We believe Battelle for Kids and EdLeader21, leading together, can help our network districts take this critical work to the next level by supporting the design and implementation of 21st century education systems for all students.

We look forward to sharing more in the coming weeks and collaborating with you on behalf of the students we serve. If you have any questions in the meantime, don’t hesitate to contact us.


Ken Kay, CEO

Valerie Greenhill, President

Alyson Nielson, Chief Operating Officer