School District Leaders Convene in Chicago for AASA’s Digital Consortium


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Consortium to Serve as National Leader in Shaping Educational Technology Policies and Programs

Alexandria, Va. – July 26, 2016 – Superintendents who have championed the creation of successful models of digital learning in our nation’s public schools are gathering at West Leyden High School District 212 in Northlake, Ill., and Google’s headquarters in Chicago, July 27-29, for AASA’s Digital Consortium.

During the two-and-a-half day event, school system leaders guiding digital transitions will engage in a meaningful dialogue with their peers that will highlight emerging and successful models of combining digital content and professional development to improve student achievement. This event is sponsored by Discovery Education and the Horace Mann Educators Corporation.

“Engaging our members through AASA’s Digital Consortium is a profound way for superintendents to share best practices and strategies in our efforts to expand digital transitions in our classrooms,” said Daniel A. Domenech, executive director, AASA, The School Superintendents Association. “The consortium is an example of how participating superintendents are our premier thought leaders when it comes to moving the national education agenda forward. We thank Discovery Education, Horace Mann Educators and Google Education for supporting this initiative.”

Established in 2014, AASA’s Digital Consortium was created to support school leaders in the areas of innovation, creativity and technology. The next meeting, also sponsored by Discovery Education, is being planned for Fall 2016.

“In partnership with AASA, we’ve assembled a dynamic group of forward-thinking superintendents from across the country whose efforts to create dynamic digital learning environments are transforming education and improving student achievement,” said Bill Goodwyn, president and CEO of Discovery Education. “We are pleased to continue our support of AASA’s 2016 Digital Consortium and its members’ efforts to highlight successful digital transitions nationwide.”

“It is an honor for the Leyden High School District 212 students, staff and community to serve as one of the host sites for the AASA Digital Consortium’s July meeting,” said Nick Polyak, the school district’s superintendent. “This consortium continues to serve as a ‘go-to’ source for superintendents across the country.  We share proven digital-learning practices with one another as we create positive learning environments for all of our students.”

For more information or to find out how to participate in the Digital Consortium, visit the AASA website or contact Mort Sherman, AASA associate executive director, at  


About AASA
AASA, The School Superintendents Association, founded in 1865, is the professional organization for more than 13,000 educational leaders in the United States and throughout the world. AASA’s mission is to support and develop effective school system leaders who are dedicated to the highest quality public education for all children. For more information, visit