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Systemwide Agency Can Be Used to Amplify Student Agency

How does student agency relate to college and career readiness? Michelle Whitney, superintendent of Pasco School District 1 in Washington, and Robi Cole, AVID associate area director for the Pacific Northwest, engaged participants at an AASA conference roundtable Friday morning with examples of the impact of their student agency work. They repeatedly noted their work […]

Conference Panel Tackles the Subject of ‘Imperfect’ Leadership of Education Organizations

A good leader is willing to admit when they have made a mistake, Peter Stiepleman, president of Imperfect Leadership in After Action in Bainbridge Island, Wash., told an AASA conference audience on Thursday. His session was titled “Imperfect Leaders.” “Serve as a leading learner,” said Stiepleman, a former superintendent. “Leading with vulnerability is one of […]