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Making 21st century learning a reality for all students

Many school systems have engaged their communities to develop and implement a Portrait of a Graduate—a collective vision articulating the community's aspirations for its students. Locally developed, but globally positioned, the Portrait of a Graduate serves as a North Star for system transformation.

Battelle for Kids and EdLeader21 have joined forces to make 21st century learning a reality for all students. Together, we intend to unite education leaders, in partnership with communities, foundations, and other education-focused organizations, around a shared goal.


Submit Your Portrait of a Graduate

Upload your district's Portrait. And then, keep the momentum going toward making 21st century learning a reality for all students: 

  1. Share the process with colleagues by inviting them to participate at
  2. Celebrate your district's leadership by using #PortraitofaGraduate on social media. 
  3. Become a member of the EdLeader21 Network. Contact us to learn how!


We’re excited to see Portraits across the United States!

Many school systems across the country have engaged their larger community in developing a Portrait of a Graduate. View the online gallery