Baron Davis: Recruitment of Black Male Teachers Should Be an Ongoing Commitment, Not a Short-Term Fad
School leaders were urged Saturday to work aggressively to raise the representation of Black and other non-white males to bring better representation to classroom teaching positions for the sake of students’ futures. At an AASA conference session “A Movement Not an Initiative: Empowering the Next Generation of Black Male Educators,” Baron Davis, former superintendent of […]
[Video] Baron Davis: Empowering the Next Generation of Black Male Educators (3:20)
The Premier 100 movement aims to raise the number of Black and non-white male teachers in school districts. In this short interview, former superintendent Baron Davis discusses this movement during a session at AASA’s 2023 National Conference on Education in San Antonio, Texas. This video was produced by Jimmy Minichello. Read more.
[Video] Build a Culture of Student Well Being: An Evaluation of the School Resource Officer Program (2:57)
A Pennsylvania superintendent engaged the audience with stories and action steps to evaluate and improve the School Resource Officer program in their districts. This story was produced by Michael Ellson at the 2023 AASA Conference in San Antonio, Texas.
Tap Faith-Based Leaders as Community Voices in Support of Strong Public Education Systems, Two Panelists Suggest
With political leaders aiming negativity at the nation’s public schools recently, community-level faith leaders can play an important role in undoing the harm by delivering strong supportive messages, according to panelists at an AASA conference session on Saturday morning. Kent P. Scribner, superintendent of Fort Worth Independent School District in Texas, and Charles Foster Johnson, […]
[Video] How to Build a Community Partnership Between a School District and Faith Leaders (3:37)
In this session, a pastor and a superintendent explored the challenges of navigating grassroots partnerships with faith leaders and provided actionable guidance to help district superintendents strengthen trust and build support in their communities. This story was produced by Logan Reid at the 2023 AASA Conference in San Antonio, Texas. Read more.
Early Learning Gains Late Focus as Subject on Final Day of AASA Conference
The future of education can be so much more than just K-12 but further expanded to P-20, meaning the teaching and nurturing of children from birth to adulthood. A two-person panel spoke about the importance of starting children in an early education setting at their session “Learn What the Future of Education Can Become with Early […]
Major Turnover of Talent at Top Has AASA’s Incoming President Turning Sights to Cultivating Next Generation of Superintendents
Gladys Cruz, incoming president of the association, took up the mounting concern over who will be leading public school systems in the near term during her remarks Saturday at the 3rd General Session of the AASA National Conference on Education in San Antonio, Texas. Cruz, officially president-elect until she assumes the top elected post in […]
Five Learning 2025 School Districts Share Their Distinctive Beacons of Light with Conference Attendees
Students should be well trained to go out into the world when they graduate from high school, whether that’s for college or work, said Doug Wheeler, superintendent of College Community School District in Iowa. Wheeler presented at the “Beacons of Light” session at the AASA National Conference on Education on Saturday in San Antonio, Texas, […]
Conference’s Final Keynote Address Stresses Importance of Leadership and Literacy in a Future-Focused School Environment
Moving forward with a future focus is imperative, but not at the expense of disregarding “what we know works,” said Sue Szachowicz, in delivering the final keynote address during the 3rd General Session Saturday of the 2023 AASA National Conference on Education in San Antonio. Drawing on her vast experience in public education from high […]
Still Time to Turn Around Teacher Shortage While Conditions Are ‘Bending But Not Yet Broken,’ Conference Panel Reports
Strategies for teacher recruitment and retention, a growing concern among school leaders across the nation, were discussed in a Saturday session at the National Conference on Education in San Antonio. Sy Doan, associate policy researcher at RAND Corp. in Santa Monica, Calif., was accompanied by Alena Zachery-Ross, superintendent of Ypsilanti Community Schools in Michigan. The […]