March 6, 2024

Press Release: ILO Group Releases First-in-the-Nation Artificial Intelligence Framework for District Leaders

Press Release: ILO Group Releases First-in-the-Nation Artificial Intelligence Framework for District Leaders

On March 6, 2024, ILO Group announced the release of its Framework for Implementing Artificial Intelligence in K-12 Education–a first-of-its-kind AI framework for school district and state education leaders–providing them with the tools, resources, and research-basis to thoughtfully embrace this game-changing technology.

The  Framework for Implementing Artificial Intelligence in K-12 Education provides district and state leaders with a roadmap for understanding AI’s potential benefits, addressing associated challenges, and making well-informed decisions about implementation. 

“AI is reshaping education as we know it. This isn’t about the future, it’s about the now” said Dr. Julia Rafal-Baer, ILO Group CEO. “Until now, district and state leaders have been without the comprehensive guidance they need to navigate AI’s complexities and have up until this point found piecemeal solutions and ad hoc tools. No more. Our Framework  changes that. It provides strategic direction, real-world use cases, and department-specific applications. It’s also been stress-tested with input from a national working group of state and district superintendents. Our goal is to empower leaders with the knowledge they need to make informed, impactful  decisions that will shape the future of learning.” 

Key features of the ILO Group AI Framework include:

  • Holistic Guidance: Addresses the political, operational, technical, and fiscal dimensions of AI implementation, ensuring leaders are well-equipped to make informed decisions.
  • Practical Department-Specific Applications: Outlines real-world use cases for AI across various departments, including curriculum & instruction, special education, student support services, and more.
  • Proactive Risk Mitigation: Includes risk assessment profiles to help leaders proactively address potential challenges related to bias, privacy, communication, and pedagogy.
  • Adaptable Resource: Designed as a “living document” to evolve alongside AI advancements and lessons learned from real-world use. 

While district applications are the principal use case for this first framework, state leaders may find the tool useful for informing their work to support districts. To complement the framework released today, ILO Group will release a state-level AI tool in the coming months.  

For more information about the tool, read ILO Group’s overview or access the full Framework for Implementing Artificial Intelligence in K-12 Education here

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