Urban Mathematics Leadership Network
The Urban Mathematics Leadership Network (UMLN), founded by the Dana Center in 2004, brings together mathematics leaders from large urban districts from around the country to create common solutions to common problems. UMLN is now one of three networks that make up the Urban District Leadership Networks (UDLN), together with the Urban Literacy Leadership Network and the Chief Academic Officers network—both of which are led by the Aspen Institute Program on Education and Society.
UMLN member districts include:
- Achievement First Charter School Network
- Baltimore City Public Schools
- Boston Public Schools
- Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools
- Cleveland Metro Schools
- Denver Public Schools
- District of Columbia Public Schools
- Hillsborough County Public Schools (FL)
- Oakland Public Schools
- Orange County Public Schools (FL)
- The School District of Philadelphia
- Pittsburgh Public Schools
Leveraging the UMLN to help districts learn from each other and to explore joint solutions to commonly held problems and challenges offers the promise of creating robust strategies that individual districts could not develop on their own. The UMLN functions as an effective mechanism for reflection on district practices and as an important partner in developing and disseminating effective strategies and research-based tools.