In a brief video, Judith Palmer, superintendent of Regional School District No. 7 in Winsted, Conn., discusses how she helped to build a coalition to address students’ mental health needs.
The Sandy Hook Promise, a national non-profit founded by some family members who lost loved ones in the 2012 school shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., works with students and educators throughout the country on how to recognize the signs that lead to incidences including gun violence and suicide. Program directors brought [...]
At a time when many school districts are struggling with cultural diversity, the Vancouver, Wash., school system has found an effective strategy to immerse students in deeper learning experiences, preparing them to be global leaders. In a Saturday session at the AASA national conference, Steve Webb, superintendent of Vancouver Public Schools, was joined by his [...]
An icebreaker activity left educators startled during the Building a Coalition to Improve Mental Health Services for Students panel at the AASA national conference in New Orleans on Saturday morning. Delivering the first stunner was Jonathan Costa, assistant executive director of EdAdvance in Litchfield, Conn. He read aloud statistics of children with mental health issues. [...]
A report on the conference presentation about how to free up funds for a district’s strategic priorities.
Several panelists on building powerful partnerships involving school districts in diverse communities.
When the end of the school year approaches, students eagerly await the start of their summer vacation. However, across the country, low-income students suffer from a lack of opportunities during their time off. At an AASA conference session Friday on summer learning loss, Catherine Augustine, RAND Corp. senior policy researcher, shared some ideas for addressing [...]
Susan Enfield, superintendent of Highline Public Schools in Burien, Wash, and her presentation colleague, Joshua Starr, CEO of Phi Delta Kappa International in Arlington, Va., shared creative approaches on leading adaptive change in school districts at an AASA conference session Friday. The hour-long Thought Leader session encouraged audience members to approach and implement scalable system [...]
Discovering beneficial ways to improve student behavior in the classroom is a problem educators have confronted for years. With guidance from the U.S. Department of Justice and the federal Office of Civil Rights, school districts have constructed new methods of discipline to reduce the number of minority students and children with disabilities who are suspended [...]
Educational disparities among racial groups contributes to a severe achievement gap, and researchers are addressing this reality to bring solutions to educators. Tyrone Howard, associate dean for equity and inclusion at University of California in Los Angeles, presented his research on making schools culturally and racially inclusive to minority students. The AASA national conference session [...]