Leading for Equity - Building an Incremental Equity Agenda

January 29, 2021 AASA, The Superintendents Association
Leading for Equity - Building an Incremental Equity Agenda
Show Notes

This edWeb podcast is hosted by AASA, The School Superintendents Association.
The webinar recording can be accessed here.

Please listen to Dr. Aaron Spence and Dr. LaQuiche R. Parrott as they share Virginia Beach City Public Schools’ strategic framework, Compass to 2025, a five-year plan focused on six goals: educational excellence; student well-being; student ownership of learning; an exemplary, diversified workforce; mutually supportive partnerships; and organizational effectiveness and efficiency. Developed with significant stakeholder input, Compass to 2025 is a true roadmap for teaching and learning in the school division. Dr. Spence and his team are staunch advocates of equity, emphasizing that every student—regardless of economic status, race or zip code—should be provided the learning experiences and the knowledge, skills and dispositions needed to succeed. Equity is embedded across all six goals of Compass to 2025 as the school division strives to help achieve student, workforce and organizational success over the next five years. 

Essential questions for discussion include: 

  • Virginia Beach City Public Schools has a new equity policy. How do districts begin the work on adopting an equity policy? 
  • What processes and procedures are needed for districts to ensure the success of ALL students? 
  • What are the initial action steps for all school leaders to ensure staff have 100% ownership for ALL students learning? 

Listeners learn about strategies to address systemic disparities and inequities in order to benefit all students. This edWeb podcast is of particular value to school superintendents, K-12 school and district leaders, and aspiring leaders.

AASA, The Superintendents Association
AASA advocates for equity for all students and develops and supports school system leaders.