School District Leaders Who Are Champions of E-Learning Convene in Chicago for AASA’s Digital Consortium


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Alexandria, Va. – July 25, 2017 – Superintendents who are leading the digital learning movement in school districts across America are gathering in Chicago, July 26-28, as part of AASA’s Digital Consortium.

During the three-day meeting, district leaders guiding digital transitions will engage in 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 hosted by The School Superintendents Association in partnership with Rethink Ed and McGraw Hill Education.

“The champions for children who comprise this consortium have worked tirelessly to ensure that the impact of the digital revolution is being felt in classrooms in their respective districts and across the country,” said Daniel A. Domenech, executive director, AASA. “At a time when peer-to-peer engagement is critical for exchanging ideas and best practices about hot-button issues such as digital learning, I am proud of the superintendents who are part of our leadership program. We thank Rethink Ed and McGraw Hill Education for supporting this initiative.”

“McGraw Hill Education is proud to support AASA’s 2017 Digital Consortium,” said Dwight Jones, vice president, National Urban Markets, McGraw Hill Education. “The superintendents participating in this meeting are blazing the trails for innovative digital learning in their respective communities. It will be an honor to work with them at the Chicago meeting and throughout the balance of the year.”  

“Bringing superintendents together to have rich conversations about e-learning will have a positive impact in our schools,” said Diana Frezza, senior vice president, education, Rethink Ed. “We are proud to support this work as we continue to strengthen the areas of innovations, creativity and technology.”

Established in 2014, the consortium was created to provide school district leaders the opportunity to work together as critical friends to learn, take action and gain insight into emerging and successful models of best practices using digital media in support of engaging and effective learning experiences.

“The AASA Digital Consortium is so important for our school district leaders because it allows like-minded leaders to challenge one another to put practices into place in our communities that will allow for replication and improvement,” said Supt. Mike Lubelfeld, Deerfield Public School District 109, co-director of the consortium.

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