EUSD honored for 21st Century Learning


One week after becoming the only school district in the country to earn organic designation for its farm-to-school lunch program, the Encinitas Union School District (EUSD) has been named one of just four “Exemplar” districts in the nation for 2016-17 by the Partnership for 21st Century Learning (P21).

P21’s 21st Century Learning Exemplar Program searches for and shares the stories of schools and districts that have successfully transformed student learning through innovative practices such as distributed leadership and community partnerships. More information is available at

“EUSD is honored to receive recognition as a 21st Century Learning Exemplar district,” EUSD Superintendent Timothy Baird said in a news release. “Our implementation of the key subjects and 21st-century themes is providing opportunities for our students to be globally aware. This awareness provides a meaningful context for all learning.”

P21 honored EUSD for exemplary 21st Century learning practices in preparing students for success in college, career and life. “All learners deserve to grow in a 21st Century Learning environment,” said P21 Executive Director Helen Soulé. “It is P21’s vision for the innovative practices in education exhibited by all P21 Exemplars to be replicated across the country and world.”

— Submitted press release