Build Forward Together


AASA, The School Superintendents Association, has joined with the Forum for Youth Investment, the National Urban League, the American Institutes for Research and more than 30 other national education and youth development organizations to help stimulate equity-driven solutions, practices and policies in schools and communities that bolster supports for students. 

“Schools cannot rebuild after the COVID pandemic alone. The magnitude of the work needed to build back better together suggests the need to build back smarter,” said Karen Pittman, president of the Forum for Youth Investment. 

“This could be the beginning of a powerful change in American education,” said Daniel A. Domenech, executive director, AASA. “We all agree that we cannot return to business as usual. This can be a watershed point in our history where we work together and finally succeed in promoting equity and excellence for all learners.” 

“Build Forward Together,” an initiative of the Readiness Projects will focus on how to bring coherence to local efforts to rebuild and re-imagine a community’s learning ecosystem.  AASA brings valuable skills and expertise to this project to help local school and community leaders work together for a better future for all children and youth.

Learn more about the five strategies to Build Forward Together here.

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