For 17 years, iNACOL has been a leading voice advocating for expanding high-quality K-12 educational opportunities. Over time, our work has evolved to an expanded view of the need for breakthroughs in policy and practices for systems change required to ensure all students are prepared for success in our rapidly changing world.
We’ve just marked another important milestone in our journey. We are proud to announce that iNACOL has become the Aurora Institute.
Why did we decide to change our name? First and foremost, because every learner deserves a clear path to future success, and we believe that a clearer brand identity will better position us to prepare those pathways.
However, changing our name also creates three other important solutions for us.
- We get a name that defines us as an organization committed to systems change in K-12 education.
- The change in name responds to a shift in our mission, vision, and values.
- The name change illuminates our role as a convener of networks.
As thrilled as we are about the exciting new changes that Aurora Institute will bring, we want to underscore that much will remain unchanged. The change in name does not signal a change in passion. The legacy embedded in the iNACOL name will continue under the Aurora Institute.
It will take time to fully transition the brand. In the coming months, we'll share more about this change and what it means for you. Please watch our rebrand video and learn more through this letter to stakeholders about the journey of becoming the Aurora Institute.