Urban Superintendents Academy Annual Conference

The challenges of dramatic demographic shifts, technology explosions, and a rapidly transforming job market require a rethinking and transformational approach to preparing educational leaders. Urban and increasingly diverse suburban districts require leaders who are fully prepared for the challenges facing every urban superintendent. This annual gathering will focus on these challenges through the lens of an Urban Superintendent.

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Urban summit 2021

AASA is excited to host its 7th Annual AASA/Howard/USC-Rossier Urban Superintendents Academy- Urban Summit this Friday, August 20, 2021 at 10:45 am ET.  

The agenda includes compelling thought leaders and practitioners. Listed below:

  • Dean of the Howard University's School of Education, Dr. Dawn Williams 
  • Dean of the USC-Rossier's School of Education, Dr. Pedro Nogeura
  • AASA's Executive Director, Dr. Dan Domenech
  • Independent education and systems consultant, Erin Jones
  • Pultizer Prize Winner and author of the 1619 Project, Nikole Hannah-Jones (personalized recording)
  • Superintendent of Glendale Unified School District, CA, Dr. Vivian Ekchian 
  • Superintendent of Selma City Schools, AL, Dr. Avis Williams 
  • Superintendent of Dallas Independent School District, TX, Michael Hinojosa

DOWNLOAD 2021 Urban Summit Agenda here.  


 Conference Highlights
2015 AASA-Howard University Urban Academy Summit
Pedro Noguera served as a keynote speaker at the AASA-Howard University Urban Superintendents Academy Inaugural Conference on Aug. 28, 2015. He offered 10 points of advice to attendees, comprised of educators who have enrolled in the Academy who want to serve as superintendents in urban settings. 
2017 Urban Superintendents Academy Conference, Pt 1
Crystal Laura spoke at the Urban Superintendents Academy Conference. She talked about her book, on the so-called school-to-prison pipeline among juveniles. The title of Professor Laura’s book is Being Bad: My Baby Brother and the School-to-Prison Pipeline.
2015 AASA-Howard University Urban Academy Pt 2
Participants and mentors at the Inaugural Conference of the AASA-Howard University Urban Superintendents Academy discuss the impact of the program
2017 Urban Superintendents Academy Conference, Pt 2
Former Obama administration Education Secretary John King was a keynote speaker at the Urban Superintendents Academy Conference. Among the issues he spoke about were the so-called school-to-prison pipeline and early childhood education. The superintendent of the Kansas City, Missouri, public school system also spoke about his experiences and educational strategies. 
This short video highlights the AASA/Howard University Urban Academy Summit, held on Aug. 26, 2016

 
2017 Urban Superintendents Academy Conference, Part 3
Washoe County Nevada School District Superintendent Traci Davis spoke at the Urban Superintendents Academy Conference. She talked about closing the achievement gap and the importance of community engagement. Following her was Clint Davis, an author, educator, and 2014 National Poetry Slam champion. He recited poems from his book, Counting Descent.
   

For more information, contact Mort Sherman, Associate Executive Director, Leadership Network at msherman@aasa.org.