The League of Innovative Schools, launched in late 2011, accepts new members through an open application process once per year.
Styles last year was heralded by another national organization for his leadership in digital learning during his tenure with Lakota Schools before being hired to lead Middletown in 2017.
“As we expand our efforts to identify, build, and scale the innovative work of our League districts, I am excited to welcome a new cohort of districts who deepen the diversity, populations, and contexts of the network and move us further in advancing equity and excellence for every learner,” said Kimberly Smith, executive director of the League of Innovative Schools.
Middletown scored an overall grade of D on last week’s release by the Ohio Department of Education of the state’s annual report cards on school districts. Middletown was one of three Butler County districts to receive a D, joining Hamilton and New Miami Schools.
“Middletown is an urban district and we’re not only eager to share our innovative approaches to educating students, but also collaborating with other like-minded educators to help the League of Innovative Schools accomplish its goal of closing the equity gap in our country,” Styles said.
In addition to superintendents’ participation in the group, there are also opportunities for other school administrators and teachers to participate in League and Digital Promise initiatives.