Center for Reimagining Education (CRE)
Center for Reimagining Education (CRE) aims to accelerate the pace of change in schools and districts by leveraging technology and data and bringing together diverse teams of people to establish school-community driven partnerships and open pathways for learning. CRE seeks to help teachers, leaders, and districts innovate by taking ideas from conception to implementation. The center works with schools and the communities they serve through partnerships and practice and by centering learners as catalysts for change and transformation.
CRE uses a two-pronged approach to system innovation, the first consisting of establishing and accelerating the pace of educational progress by empowering students to lead as drivers of change. The second involves supporting a school-within-a-school path to change that emphasizes students’ needs, passions, and tech savvy and new innovations in educator and leader practice. CRE’s team includes researchers and experts from across the field that have the experience and knowledge necessary for the sort of transformative work done in the center.
Center for Reimagining Education is led by founding director Des Floyd, and includes co-founders Rick Ginsberg, Dean of the KU School of Education and Human Sciences, and Yong Zhao, a Foundation Distinguished Professor of Educational Psychology at KU. The initial work of the center is funded by a seed gift from the Al & Sharon Cinelli Family Foundation.
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