Orange Unified Joins National Network of Innovative School Districts

Orange, CA – October 30, 2019 – Orange Unified is excited to have been officially welcomed to the Digital Promise League of Innovative Schools at their Fall 2019 meeting in Loudoun County, Virginia. The District is proud to have been selected from a competitive national pool of applicants based on its leadership, evidence of results, innovative vision for learning, and commitment to equity and excellence.

Being a League member directly supports Orange Unified’s vision to inspire learners of today to be purposeful leaders of tomorrow and work in partnership with our community to provide a safe, equitable, and innovative culture of learning for each scholar to have a competitive EDGE as a leader.

“We look forward to working with the League to advance equity and excellence for every student by enhancing effective use of learning technologies in our classrooms and addressing the challenges facing K-12 schools,” said Superintendent of Schools Gunn Marie Hansen, Ph.D. “This partnership with other leading educators, entrepreneurs, and researchers from across the country will help us give students the Orange Unified EDGE as we pioneer innovative learning and leadership practices that prepare students for future college and career opportunities and lead to improved academic performance.”

League of Innovative Schools is a national coalition of forward-thinking K-12 school districts organized by Digital Promise, a nonprofit organization with the mission to accelerate innovation in education and improve the opportunity to learn for all through technology and research. It now includes 114 school districts in 34 states.

League members are represented by their superintendent, who commits to participate in the League’s professional learning community by contributing to collaborative problem-solving and relationship-building activities with peers and partners. Other school administrators, principals, and teachers from member districts are also invited to participate in League and Digital Promise-related initiatives in order to close the Digital Learning Gap and improve learning opportunities for all.



The Orange Unified School District educates approximately 26,000 PreK-12th grade students in the Cities of Orange, Villa Park, Anaheim, Garden Grove, Santa Ana, and unincorporated county areas.  In partnership with our community, we provide a safe, equitable, and innovative culture of learning for each scholar to have a competitive EDGE as a leader.