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‘Talking Out of School’ podcast: How to improve school safety beyond metal detectors

"We don't want to blame everything on COVID, but COVID did have a notable, marketable impact on school safety," says Ken Trump, president of the National School Safety and Security Services.

A One-Stop-Shop: Modern Marketplace for Better Equipped K-12 Procurement

Date & Time: Wednesday, May 22nd at 2 pm ET

With industry insight into the concept of procure-to-pay, this webinar will explore how you can support your team through the entire procurement lifecycle—from requisition to check. Join us for an insightful discussion on how you can enable your procurement team to do more with more in the face of staffing and workforce challenges. 

Navigating Tomorrow: Charting the Future of K12 by Exploring Strategic Plans

Date & Time: Monday, April 29th at 2 pm ET

Based on the “Annual Public School System Strategic Plan Scan” by Godek et al., (2024), this first-of-its-kind webinar presentation from the District Administration Leadership Institute will reveal how leading districts are successfully engaging families and communities, integrating effective pandemic-era strategies, and enhancing principal involvement to drive educational excellence.

‘Talking Out of School’ podcast: Can we conquer chronic absenteeism?

"The churn that's happening in classrooms is now affecting everyone. It's affecting the ability of teachers to teach, teachers to set classroom norms, and kids to learn," Attendance Works Executive Director Hedy Chang says on this week's podcast.

Literacy Leadership: Essential Strategies for Capacity Building in Your District

Date & Time: Wednesday, May 15th at 2 pm ET

In this 20-minute DA Ed Talk, the Supervisor of Literacy and Learning Services from the Columbus City Schools will dive into the best practices for successful literacy plan implementation, focusing on how to build capacity and empower your team toward literacy transformation.

Talking Out Of School’ Podcast: How LAUSD gave every student a powerful AI buddy

"It's your best friend, your concierge, your personal assistant, your buddy," Superintendent Alberto Carvalho says of "Ed," the district's AI platform. "Ed is transforming a school district of 540,000 students into 540,000 schools of one for everyone."

[PODCAST] Data and Strategic Partnerships: Overcoming the Challenges Facing K-12 Facilities Leaders

Date & Time: Thursday, April 18 at 12pm ET

Tune in to this podcast to learn more about the findings of the report, as well as what approaches can help district leaders to overcome the most common school facilities challenges identified by the study.

Developing a Bilingual Program: Evidence-Based Strategies for Success

Date & Time: Thursday, May 9th at 2 pm ET

In this 20-minute DA Ed Talk, an experienced bilingual educator and district leader will outline some evidence-based strategies for developing a successful biliteracy program in any district, and how to evaluate tools and instructional approaches for effectiveness. 

Accelerating Literacy: Using Digital Tools to Elevate Student Choice and Voice

Date & Time: Tuesday, May 7th at 2 pm ET

In this 20-minute DA Ed Talk, the District Instructional Librarian for St. Vrain Valley Schools will share some actionable strategies for incorporating digital books and audiobooks into curriculum, elevating student choice, agency and voice, and quickly accelerating literacy across a school or district.  

‘Talking Out of School’ podcast: Why authenticity is so important for Principal Kafele

"You remind them, you've got to make sure there's harmony in your life, there's balance, so you don't lose sight of the fact that you're not just that leader, you're also a human being away from the school," is a key part of Baruti Kafele's message to building leaders.