ATLANTIC CITY, NJ — After recently announcing that all nine Livingston Public Schools (LPS) achieved Future Ready NJ 2019 Bronze Tier Certification, the district officially received a proclamation celebrating this designation at the New Jersey School Boards Convention in Atlantic City.

Future Ready Schools – New Jersey (FRS-NJ) is a certification program designed to promote transformational change in schools and districts throughout New Jersey. The program is a coalition of the New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE), the New Jersey School Boards Association (NJSBA) and New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT). It is based on the work of the national Future Ready Schools initiative as well as the structure and success of the Sustainable Jersey for Schools Certification Program.

The FRS-NJ Indicators of Future Readiness are the heart and soul of the FRS-NJ certification program. Organized at all levels into three overarching themes: Leadership; Education and Classroom Practice; and Technology Support and Services. 

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These indicators help guide schools and districts towards future readiness by providing them with the knowledge of what successful Future Ready practices look like in a given “gear,” or section, of the national framework. At the same time, they provide guidance, support, and connections to resources that can help them achieve success.

The district-level Future Ready Leadership Team and each individual school-based Future Ready team were tasked with gathering and providing evidence to show that LPS is effectively and strategically integrating technology throughout the schools’ teaching and learning instructional practices, while providing access that supports individual and collaborative learning for its students and educators.

"This along with strong collaborative leadership shows what our district’s major strengths are for best preparing our students for success in college, career and citizenship in the digital age," said Erin Borino, LPS Director of Instructional Technology.

For more information about Future Ready Schools NJ, visit www.frsnj.org.