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Connecting and empowering schools


The new OECD Schools+ Network aims to connect and empower schools to share innovations and build evidence towards achieving quality education, equity and well-being.


What is the OECD Schools+ Network?

Meeting the challenges of the 21st Century means that schools must be empowered to play a more central and active role in leading improvements in education.

To support this, Schools+ will bring together major education networks to put schools at the centre of education design. Schools+ participants will unite around three core objectives:

+ Foster exchange between networks: to provide a space for education networks to learn with and from each other on the leading practices to support schools.

+ Scale up learning and innovation: to advance schools’ knowledge by identifying and sharing school innovations and facilitating co-creation and evidence generation on common challenges.

+ Inform policy, research and practice and the global education debate: to leverage schools’ innovations and expertise to better inform education policy across countries.


What will the Schools+ Network achieve?

As a ‘network of networks’, Schools+ will bring together education experts, school leaders and teachers from across the globe to respond to common challenges and inspire advances in classrooms, schools and policies.

Between 2023 and 2025, Schools+ participating networks will join forces to examine new approaches to classroom practice and will:

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Description automatically generated+ Create connections within a new Global Community, providing opportunities for
peer-learning and exchange, as well as shaping the global learning agenda.

+ Gather schools in a learning circle, to co-create practical solutions to pressing common challenges and co-develop new resources that help set global standards.

+ Collect and showcase schools’ promising practices in an open online platform that synthesizes and disseminates new school-level evidence, innovation and learning.

+ Shape the global education conversation and policy through a new Schools’ Outlook Report and a Global Schools’ Council.


Join the Schools+ Network

Schools+ is open to global, regional and national education networks who are passionate about connecting, sharing practice and innovating in an international forum.



Apply to join if you are:

+      Working closely with primary/secondary schools

+      Excited to join a new networking space with likeminded education organisations

+      Committed to evidence & innovation

+      Interested in driving systemic change in learning & well-being

Apply to join if you are:

+      Working in a primary and/or secondary school

+      Passionate about sharing your experience with others around the globe

+      Committed to evidence & innovation

+      Excited to co-create and build new solutions


Get Involved

For more information about the OECD Schools+ Network and how to join, please contact: [email protected]

Stay in touch​:

@OECDEdu / @OECDdev