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The two words, “these kids,” frustrate Superintendent Carla Santorno more than any other phrase. It’s used by some educators as a kind of secret code and a flimsy excuse for academic failure among marginalized students, she says.
As in boxing, leadership is fraught with sudden surprises, some of which, if not anticipated, can deliver a hard blow. Lisa Gonzales, assistant superintendent in Dublin USD, and Charles Young, superintendent in Benicia USD, explain the strategies that will keep you standing at the final bell.
One of the oldest districts in the nation recently completed its first construction project in 15 years by rebuilding a school to accommodate STEM learning for grades 6 through 12.
As the school psychologist shortage grows, some districts have turned to telehealth to provide mental health care for students.
In July, Toni Jones will start heading up Connecticut’s Greenwich district, replacing Interim Superintendent Ralph Mayo. In other news, districts in Pennsylvania and Idaho have selected new superintendents.