Presented by Dr. Gustavo Balderas, Superintendent, Edmonds School District (WA), and Dr. Heath Morrison, Superintendent, Montgomery Independent School District (TX)
Presented by Jay McTighe, Educator and Author, McTighe and Associates; Dr. Kenneth Hamilton, Superintendent, Mount Vernon City School District (NY); and Dr. Jeff Gorman, Deputy Superintendent, Mount Vernon City School District (NY)
These and other important lessons from Oregon’s Gresham-Barlow School District were discussed during a recent edWebinar, hosted by AASA, The Superintendents Association and AASA’s Leadership Network, with the district’s Superintendent, Dr. Katrise Perera, and Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment, Lisa Riggs. Gresham-Barlow’s school leaders explained how they have been able to increase and sustain engagement in district activities, and how this has led to improved outcomes for the students.
Dr. Gladys Cruz & Dr. Lupita Hightower highlight the work being done to advance district visions of creating a positive learning environment.
Presented by Dr. Russell Booker, Executive Director of the Spartanburg Academic Movement (SAM) and former District 7 Superintendent, Spartanburg, SC
While gaps in technology access were highlighted during the pandemic, many school and district leaders are trying to make strides with an even older issue: educational equity for children of all races and economic backgrounds. In the edWebinar, “Leading for Equity: Pursuing an Equity Agenda,” hosted by AASA, The Superintendents Association and AASA’s Leadership Network, Dr. Frank Barnes, Chief Equity and Accountability Officer, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS), and Kimberly Vaught, Principal, Allenbrook Elementary School, discussed their approach to building equity.
Presented by Max Silverman, Executive Director of the University of Washington Center for Educational Leadership (CEL), Seattle, Washington; Michele Mason, Director of Instructional Leadership, University of Washington Center for Educational Leadership (CEL), Seattle, Washington; Dr. Jermaine Dawson, Chief Academic Officer, Birmingham City Schools, Birmingham, Alabama; and Dr. Christopher Lennox, Superintendent of Mounds View Public Schools, Shoreview, Minnesota
Achieving educational equity doesn’t just happen when schools change their expectations and goals in the classroom. Support and understanding from all stakeholders, including families, local businesses, elected officials, etc., is essential to ensuring everyone in the community is working towards the same goal. During the edWebinar, “Leading for Equity: From Research to Practice – Accelerating Outcomes for Scholars of Color, Part II,” hosted by AASA, The Superintendents Association and AASA’s Leadership Network, the presenters continued their exploration of strategies discussed in Part I and how leaders in the Selma City Public Schools are mobilizing their community in pursuit of educational equity.
Presented by Nancy Duchesneau, a Research Associate at The Education Trust, Washington DC; Dr. Jack R. Smith, Superintendent, Montgomery County Schools, Rockville, Maryland; and Dr. Monifa McKnight, Deputy Superintendent, Montgomery County Schools, Rockville, Maryland
Achieving educational equity is a moral and fiscal imperative, according to Dr. Bren Elliott, Chief School Improvement and Supports Officer for District of Columbia Public Schools. Moral because all students deserve access to the same high-quality education and opportunities, and fiscal because research shows the negative economic impact when students are left behind. In the edWebinar, “Leading for Equity: From Research to Practice – Accelerating Outcomes for Scholars of Color, Part I,” hosted by AASA, The Superintendents Association and AASA’s Leadership Network, the leaders from Selma City Public Schools in Alabama shared the first part of their plan and how it ties into Dr. Elliott’s research on successful strategies for achieving educational equity.