Last school year, we began the rigorous and thorough application process to be considered a NJ-Future Ready School. Future Ready Schools - New Jersey, a coalition of NJIT Collaborative for Leadership, Education, and Assessment Research, the New Jersey School Boards Association, and the NJDOE, is a school certification program designed to support the organization of schools' and districts' efforts through the national Future Ready Framework and New Jersey's aligned resources to best prepare their students for success in the digital age. FRS-NJ fosters and enables collaboration both within and between schools and districts throughout the state, provides support, and connects educators to potential resources.
Based on the recommendations of each of the three theme-based Awards Committees we are thrilled to announce that Walnut Elementary School has officially been awarded FRS-NJ Bronze Level Certification. A special thank you to our Future Ready Team, and a very special thank you to Mr. Kleiner for his leadership throughout the application process.