School Challenges

Encouraging Innovation in New York City

iZone helps educators to solve classroom challenges in novel ways by providing expertise, resources and community support.

We run Innovation Challenges to guide schools through a structured process of discovery that develops creative solutions from the ground-up, drawing on the optimism and ideas of students, families, teachers, and the broader school community.

iZone also supports a community of educators who collaborate to rethink traditional school models.

Explore our Innovation Challenges and event opportunities here.

Essential Allies Challenge


iZone launched the Essential Allies Challenge to help schools build stronger and more effective relationships with families.

The Challenge asked schools to imagine practical ways to strengthen their relationships with families to support student achievement.  Finalists develop their ideas within their school community. iZone launched this challenge with the Division of Family and Community Engagement.

Learn more about the Essential Allies Challenge.