What do the Committees Do?


The Future Ready Schools - New Jersey Task Forces were convened in 2017 and 2018 to coalesce the expertise of education, technology, leadership, and other experts and stakeholders involved in K-12 education in New Jersey. The mission of each task force was to transform New Jersey's schools by using their collective expertise to accomplish the following missions:

  • To Define what #FutureReady means for each Task Force and Gear, specific to the state of New Jersey

  • To propose actions for their Task Force and Gears which schools can take that may lead them to being certifiable as Future Ready

  • To propose what existing self-assessment tools may best assess the readiness of a school for their Task Force and Gears

  • To propose the 'weight' of points that should be given for the successful execution of each proposed action, as well as if certain actions have pre-requisite actions that will 'unlock' them

  • And to propose what evidence should be submitted by schools to support their claims of taking a proposed action that is verifiable by Future Ready Schools - New Jersey.

These efforts resulted in the Indicators of Future Readiness that are the heart of the FRS-NJ program, which were further updated for 2019 by the new cohort of Community Chairs and Co-Chairs.

The task forces are now in the process of transitioning towards a new function of leading and supporting the FRS-NJ community through the self-assessment and certification process. This transition is being launched through the 2019 FRS-NJ Awards Committee efforts, which is the immediate opportunity for New Jersey educators and leaders to #GetInvolved in the #FutureReadyNJ community.

Use the form at the bottom of the page to learn more about the Awards Committee and to volunteer!

Committee Themes

There are three (3) Future Ready Schools - NJ Task Force themes. Each theme addresses several of the national Future Ready Schools Gears


Education &

Classroom Practice


Support & Services