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Designing a Diploma with a Purpose: Redefining Student Success

“Our workforce needs are changing so rapidly that we have to think differently about how we prepare our students.” That is the key takeaway from Dan Bridges, superintendent of Naperville Community School District 203 in Illinois, as he and his team described their journey of rethinking college and career readiness. Their district wants schools to […]

Superintendents Jointly Advance Work of Diversity, Inclusion in Schools

The AASA conference session “BIPOC and White District Leaders Work on Race and Equity Together” addressed diversity, belonging, inclusion and equity as steps to creating an equitable culture in the workplace and schools. The Thursday morning panel was facilitated by Lee Teitel, founding director at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and Darnisa Amante-Jackson, founder/president […]

Superintendent Panel Joins Daggett in Describing Whole-Learner Approaches in Their School Districts

Panelists at the National Conference on Education in San Antonio said instructional strategies need to look “entirely different” during a Thursday session on school improvement. Bill Daggett, founder of both the Successful Practices Network and the International Center for Leadership in Education, presented superintendents from three school districts in different stages of creative reform. According […]

[Video] 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)

[Video] Ray McNulty on the Long-Term Value of the AASA Learning 2025 Network (3:39)

Ray McNulty, president of the Successful Practices Network, discusses one of the key components of AASA’s Learning 2025 Network – the importance of education leaders being future-focused and future driven. He addressed the topic at AASA’s 2022 National Conference on Education in Nashville, Tenn. (Video filmed by Lifetouch and produced by Michael Ellson)