Get at the True Meaning of Equity to Make a Difference in Schools, Conference Panel Says

Two superintendents and two other administrators serving on a conference panel Friday discussed what courageous leadership means and why equity is necessary to improve schools and central offices. Tammy Campbell, superintendent of Federal Way Public Schools, Federal Way, Wash., was the main panelist at “Courageous Leadership: A Systems Approach to Equity” at the AASA National […]

His District’s Redefined Readiness Puts Career Pathways at the Center of Systemic Change

“Why talk about 21st-century skills when we’re a quarter of the way through it?” asked David Schuler, superintendent of High School District 214 in Arlington Heights, Ill. He posed that question during a Friday conference session titled “Transforming Schools with Redefining Ready! And Learning 2025” at the 2022 AASA national conference in Nashville. A shift […]

Users of AVID in Their Schools Testify to the Wide Ranging Benefits to Students and Staff

Robert Logan, senior regional director of AVID’s Eastern Region, moderated a panel of superintendents on their experience with AVID in their school districts. Joining Logan in the AASA national conference session Friday were Adrienne Battle, director of schools for Metro-Nashville in Tennessee; Roselyn Evans, director of high schools for Clarksville-Montgomery Schools in Tennessee; and Jeff […]

Supporting Staff in Their Work Impacts Students in Their Learning, Georgia Educator Says

Providing greater opportunities to educators can positively affect students’ learning. Emanuel Frazier, an assistant superintendent with the Bibb County School District in Georgia, hosted a roundtable discussion Friday at the AASA national conference, where he shared his district’s journey in providing educators with meaningful opportunities on the job that will lead to better student  achievement. […]

Building Superintendent’s Advisory Council a First Step to Examine Diversity

School systems across the country are examining the scope of racial discrimination and injustices that exist in student discipline, hiring, instructional practices and opportunities for advanced placement courses. For Penn-Harris-Madison School Corporation in Mishawaka, Ind., the work began in autumn 2019 when the school board member passed a resolution to end racial inequality in student […]

Schools Can Expand Equity in Gifted Programs, Conference Attendees Told

How can schools ensure that all deserving students have access to gifted programs? Presenters from Arizona tackled that topic in a session called “Equitable Identification of All Gifted Students: Obstacles and Solutions” on Friday afternoon at AASA’s national conference in Nashville. The current gifted student identification process can overlook students, according to Kimberly Lansdowne, executive […]