State Leadership Programs

State Networks. Local Impact.

State leadership is a vital component of the Future Ready initiative and continued  success.

The Future Ready State Leadership Program currently includes 30 states plus DC. This effort is focused on helping state leaders leverage Future Ready’s free resources to support district leadership teams in the effective planning for digital learning. We believe states play a critical role in the educational system, and offers unique opportunities to promote the importance of equity as we move to more personalized approaches to teaching and learning.  

The state program offers state-level resources, communications strategies, and ongoing opportunities to network as state leaders create statewide Future Ready offerings to districts within the goals and context of each state.

If you would like to learn more about your state’s plans, contact Sara Hall to be connected to the person leading the Future Ready work in your state.  

If your state is not listed, contact your state department of education and ask when they will be joining.


Learn how each state is supporting Future Ready!


Alabama Department of Education is one of the newest members of the Future Ready State Leadership supporters.



As joint creators and producers of the Leadership 3.0 Symposium for the last decade, ACSA, CUE, and TICAL were the natural choice to lead the Future Ready Schools effort in California.


Connecticut is supporting teaching and learning through being a Future Ready State.  Educators in our state have been developing and implementing strategies for digital resources, personalized and blended learning for both students and fellow educators. The state’s educational strategic learning plan envelopes the goals and objectives outlined in Future Ready.


Hawaii’s Department of Education used the Future Ready framework to develop a comprehensive statewide learning plan to ensure that all Hawaiian schools go beyond computer labs and traditional project-based learning to seamless integration of technology in a way that expands learning beyond the four walls of the classroom.


Illinois is committed to maximizing digital learning opportunities for all students. Future Ready Illinois supports educators learning about and implementing personalized learning strategies, in order to achieve equity and excellence for each and every student in Illinois. 




The Hoosier state is known for much more than race cars and corn fields. Indiana is now recognized as a leader in the transformation to teaching and learning in the digital age.


Kansas is committed to systemic planning and implementation of personalized learning for students and teachers!


The Kentucky Department of Education supports Future Ready Schools by encouraging all districts to sign the Future Ready pledge and to use the dashboard tool to enhance their digital learning planning and implementation.


Maine’s Department of Education’s long-term initiative, the Maine Learning Technology Initiative (MLTI) made Maine the first state to transform teaching and learning within the classroom by implementing the county’s first (and largest) statewide 1:1 learning with technology initiative.


After hosting one of last year’s summits in Baltimore, Maryland continues their leadership in the digital learning field.


The Massachusetts Department of Digital Learning supports the expansion of high quality virtual, blended, and digital learning experiences to transform pedagogy and advance the education of every student in the Commonwealth.


Through leadership, policy implementation, and light-of-day reporting, the Michigan Department of Education will increase full-time, full-access systems of education that support success for every student.


Goal: Provide planning expertise and support to all interested districts and charter schools across Missouri in the implementation of digital learning to move quickly toward preparing students for success in college, a career, and citizenship.

New Hampshire

Future Ready Schools New Hampshire seeks to help superintendents, schools, faculty, students, and community members make their Future Ready Commitment a reality by providing resources, professional development, and examples of Future Ready teaching and learning in New Hampshire.

New Mexico

Future Ready New Mexico puts a strong emphasis on 21st Century Skills and providing support to teachers with free software and ongoing  professional development opportunities.

North Carolina

The State Board of Education (SBE) and the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) are committed to providing personalized digital-age education that K-12 students need to be successful in college, careers, and as globally engaged productive citizens


Pennsylvania Department of Education is a new Future Ready partner committed to supporting students and teachers through systemic digital learning planning.

Rhode Island

Rhode Island was the proud host of the New England Future Ready Summit in April 2015 and to continue support of the Future Ready Initiative in 2016.


Utah’s State Board of Education is encouraging districts to use the Future Ready dashboard assessment to assist with their digital learning grant applications.


Vermont’s Agency of Education is committed to helping bring effective digital learning practices to schools throughout the state.


The Virginia Department of Education is committed to helping bring effective digital learning practices to schools throughout the state.

West Virginia

The West Virginia Office of Instructional Technology provides statewide integrated technology initiatives, programs and projects for PreK-12 public schools and career, technical and adult education centers.


Providing the vision for equitable, personalized and engaged digital learning for all students in Wisconsin.


Wyoming Department of Education is utilizing the Future Ready Framework as the backbone for their 2017-2021 statewide digital learning plan that is currently drafted for public review.