AASA Launches Series of Case Studies Featuring Best Practices for Building Dynamic Early Learning Environments


James Minichello
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-- School Districts Profiled include Ann Arbor, Mich., Wichita Falls, Texas, & Yakima, Wash.--  

Alexandria, Va. – October 4, 2018 – Successful models of early learning environments and how they’re providing a positive impact in their respective communities are profiled in a new series of case studies created by AASA, The School Superintendents Association.

School district leaders showcased in this series are members of AASA’s Early Learning Cohort, a consortium comprised of superintendents working to provide insights into developing early learning best practices which facilitate sustainable change on behalf of America’s earliest learners.

“No one knows more than a superintendent about the impact early learning has on our communities, which is why I applaud the visionary leaders who participated in our latest series of case studies,” said Mort Sherman, associate executive director, Leadership Services at AASA. “The profiles we’re highlighting capture the tremendous work underway to address the needs of students in their respective districts, especially the most disadvantaged students. We’re encouraged by the growing number of superintendents who have joined our Early Learning Cohort as we bring momentum to the early learning movement in the U.S.”    

School districts, superintendents and other administrators featured in the Early Learning Case Study series include:

Components of the case studies include a general description of the early learning programs being implemented in each of the three school districts as well as essential elements of the key programs, including successes and challenges. District leaders also provide testimonials that share insights surrounding this critical work.      

“The superintendents and staff being profiled are all passionate and energetic educators who have a keen interest in improving our country’s efforts in early learning,” added Sherman. “They are to be commended. The case studies will allow other administrators to take advantage of this tremendous opportunity to improve early learning in their own districts.” 

Click here to access the case studies.

For more information on the Early Learning Cohort, visit the AASA Website or contact Mort Sherman at msherman@aasa.org or Debbie Magee, AASA program manager at dmagee@aasa.org.
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 equitable access for all students to the highest quality public education. For more information, visit www.aasa.org.