With so many issues for school and district leaders to deal with during this difficult time, staying focused on students’ learning experiences may not always seem like the top priority. But district officials from Alabama and Minnesota, who are determined to provide an equitable education for all their students, recently explained how listening to students and taking action based on student input is a key factor in achieving successful outcomes.
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.
Presented by Samantha Reichard, Lead Real Time Teacher Coach, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, NC
Dr. Gladys Cruz & Dr. Lupita Hightower highlight the work being done to advance district visions of creating a positive learning environment.
Large school districts in different parts of the United States have now developed systematic ways to increase diverse students’ access to advanced courses, and the districts are also providing other important aspects of an equitable education that prepares the students for 21st century careers.
Presented by Dr. Russell Booker, Executive Director of the Spartanburg Academic Movement (SAM) and former District 7 Superintendent, Spartanburg, SC
Presented by Dr. Gene Kerns, Vice President and Chief Academic Officer, Renaissance®; and Dr. Katie McClarty, Vice President of Research and Design, Renaissance®
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.