<b>[Video]</b> Paul Freeman on the Challenges of White Superintendents Confronting Racism in School Communities (3:40)
Paul Freeman, superintendent of Connecticut’s Guilford Public Schools, shares best practices on how white superintendents can learn together about the critical issues of race, racism and equity. Freeman led the session “Personal, Professional and Practical Challenges for White Superintendents Confronting Racism” at AASA’s National Conference on Education in Nashville, Tenn. (Video produced by Selah Oden)
<b>[Video]</b> Tammy Campbell Defines Courageous Leadership and Suggests Measures for Expressing It (3:15)
Tammy Campbell, CEO of The Scholar First in Seattle, Wash., and a former superintendent, discusses how district leaders have strategically woven equity throughout their schools’ policies and practices and central-office operations. (Video produced by Selah Oden)
Carol Kelley, superintendent of Oak Park Elementary School District 97 in Oak Park, Ill., called for more significant recruitment of racial and ethnic diversity among teachers nationwide at Saturday’s AASA national conference session, “Recruitment and Hiring for Diversity and Equity.”
By Focusing on Cultural Sensitivity, Districts Told They Can Build Better Relationships and Boost Student Achievement
A few years ago, administrators at Virginia Beach City Public Schools in Virginia took a hard a look at why their efforts to connect with students were missing the mark. Just over 86% of the students were graduating.