Our world is changing rapidly. The increasingly complex demands of the world demands much more of our students. According to a report from the U.S. Department of Education, "the well-being of the nation increasingly depends upon U.S. schools rising to the challenge of preparing all students for a new economic reality." This new reality must first present within the walls of schools. In those classrooms, students engage in deeper learning to master core academic content, think critically and solve complex problems, work collaboratively and communicate effectively. These are our innovative schools.