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Equity-focused events and resources

Below are some equity-focused events and resources from Stanford University and our affiliates. 

Equity in Uncertain Times Recording

Click here to view recorded highlights from the Stanford EdLEADers January 15 webinar Equity in Uncertain Times—A Conversation for School System Leaders

Educational Opportunity Project at Stanford University

The first national database of academic performance allows you to view three measures of educational opportunity in your school or community. Learn more.

Leadership in Society Podcast Series

Join GSB Professor and Stanford EdLEADers instructor Brian Lowery as he sits down with prominent leaders for a series of conversations on the most pressing issues of today, including issues of race and equity.  Listen now.

Pursuing Education Equity in Uncertain Times

Organizers of Stanford GSE's Race, Inequality and Language in Education (RILE) 2020 Conference have shared several videos from the event. Hear from featured scholars from Stanford and beyond on subjects such as: policy needs, best practices, and paths toward education reform after the pandemic. Watch now.

Stanford Scholarship on Equity and More

Scholars across Stanford are tackling issues of equity, racial justice, and discrimination head-on in their research. Take a closer look at ways in which the Graduate School of Education is working towards making education more equitable for historically marginalized students. Explore Stanford scholarship.

 

AASA honors cohort member Dr. Bryan Johnson
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Bryan Johnson

Superintendent Hamilton County Schools

Congratulations to current cohort member Dr. Bryan Johnson for being recognized as an AASA 2021 Superintendent of the Year finalist. Learn more.

Dr. Bryan Johnson was also nationally recognized as a “superintendent to watch” for "dynamic, fast-paced leadership with strong communication at its core.” Dr. Bryan Johnson, who is beginning his fourth year as a superintendent, has been recognized for district accomplishments locally, statewide, and nationally. Read article.

Congratulations to Dr. Terri Breeden on her new role!
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Terri Breeden

Stanford EdLEADers Course Facilitator

Congratuations to Dr. Terri Breeden on her new role as Columbus City Schools’ Interim Chief Academic Officer.

Congratulations to Stanford EdLEADers course facilitator Dr. Terri Breeden on her new role as Columbus City Schools’ Interim Chief Academic Officer. Dr. Breeden is a Central Ohio native who has spent decades working as an educator in school districts in Tennessee, Virginia, and Ohio. She recently retired as the Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction for Shaker Heights City Schools in Northeast Ohio. 

Read the announcement.

Inaugural accel cohort celebrates

Inaugural cohort completes Stanford EdLEADers program

June, 2020

On June 24, 2020, members of an accelerated track of the Stanford EdLEADers inaugural cohort celebrated their program completion virtually with their cohort, and members of Stanford faculty and staff. As the afternoon celebration proceeded, cohort members had the opportunity to share their reflections and experiences.

When Stanford’s professional development program for school district influencers was first conceived, course designers set out to address the expressed needs of education leaders throughout the nation, namely:

  • business management curriculum and toolkits;
  • support and camaraderie of like-minded peers; and
  • flexible learning environment for demanding schedules.

On June 24, 2020, members of an accelerated track of the Stanford EdLEADers inaugural cohort celebrated their program completion virtually with their cohort, and members of Stanford faculty and staff. As the afternoon celebration proceeded, cohort members had the opportunity to share their reflections and experiences. Hear what they had to say.

Business management curriculum

Business management curriculum is “traditionally an overlooked aspect of many leadership development programs in the education space,” and there is value in “having those skills and toolkits to rely upon for what is a very critical aspect of our work— running large educational institutions that function similarly to organizations in the business world.”
—Peter Boyle, Director of Educational Leadership and Innovation, Center for the Future of Arizona at ASU

Other degrees and programs do not “carve out a space for conversations about negotiation or project management. I feel like the EdLEADers program gave me the sandbox to really dive into that with colleagues that I could trust and rely on and call and say, ‘How are you handling this? How are you looking at this?’ ” 
—Paula Dillon, Assistant Superintendent, Barrington Public Schools

Using the negotiation skills learned in the program “literally saved a million dollars which now we can dedicate to further programming opportunities for kids and teachers.” 
—Peter Boyle, Director of Educational Leadership and Innovation, Center for the Future of Arizona at ASU

Strong cohort of education leaders

“The opportunity to work with like minds across the landscape was the most powerful piece. Stanford did the screening, created access to other strong leaders who are out there trying to move and change things.” 
—Carmen R. Darville, Chief of Staff, YES Prep Public Schools

“The world of leadership can be slightly lonely. And so, it’s a really truly amazing experience to be able to expand the group of people that I can call on and say, ‘I need help,’ and rely on them for that partnership.” 
—Larisa Shambough, Chief Talent Officer, School District of Philadelphia

Virtual, flexible program

“To be honest I was a little bit skeptical of online programs until I started. It changed my life! I have never seen an online program this strong, well prepared … right amount of time, and it's so relevant to my current job!”
—Dogan Tozoglu, Executive Director, River City Science Academy 

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