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The Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents invites you to attend our 16th Annual Education Summit Leadership: Conquering the Equity Gap! in Orlando, Florida.
October 16-19, 2019. Pre-conference events starting October 16th include the L3: Linking Latina Leaders Luncheon & Networking event!
Pre-conference keynote speakers include:
|Dr. Lily DeBlieux;
Pendergast Elementary School
|Dr. Lupita Hightower;
Tolleson Elementary School
District No. 17 Superintendent
|Michael J. Ramirez;
Denver Public Schools
Deputy Superintendent of Schools
Keynote speakers include:
|Dr. Jesus Jara;
Clark County School
Event Location: Renaissance Orlando at Seaworld Hotel
6677 Sea Harbor Dr, Orlando, FL 32821
Early Bird Registration Available Now – Ends August 31, 2019
Visit the ALAS website for more information!
|ALAS National Town Hall Meeting: New York City
Join ALAS for our first Town Hall in NYC to discuss equity and access in education for all students!
When: Thursday, June 27, 2019
Location: Centre for Culture Innovation
601 W 26th St #325, New York, NY 10001
Members of ALAS join forces with more than 6,000 of their peers from across the country with the mission to provide leadership at the national level that assures every school in America effectively serves the educational needs of all students, with an emphasis on Latinx youth, by building capacity, promoting best practices and transforming educational institutions.
ALAS 2018-2019 membership term will be up for renewal on July 1, 2019 for 2019-2020.
Visit ALAS website to join ALAS or renew your membership!
ALAS is offering a $10,000 scholarship and a $2,000 scholarship this year thanks to our partner Curriculum Associates who is sponsoring the ALAS scholarships for the fifth consecutive year.
ALAS recognizes Latinx administrators for their leadership by providing assistance toward an advanced degree in education. The top recipient will receive a one-time $10,000 scholarship award and the runner-up recipient will receive a one-time $2,000 scholarship award. The scholarships will be made payable to the recipients' institution of higher learning and the recipients will be presented the award during the Awards Banquet at the 16th Annual ALAS Education Summit in Orlando, FL.
If you are an aspiring Latinx superintendent currently enrolled in, or have been accepted in to, an advanced degree program in education in a college or university, take advantage of this opportunity to secure a scholarship.
DEADLINE: September 1, 2019
View Eligibility and Application Process
16th Annual Education Summit RFP Submission deadline is now closed. The proposals submitted must align with this year's Summit theme — Leadership: Conquering the Equity Gap! to be selected. All presenters will be notified no later than July 15, 2019.
Summit Strands include: EL Learners, Leadership, Technology, Research/Policy/Legal, and School District and Partner Collaborative Solutions
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for any inquires.
ALAS proudly graduated its eighth Superintendents Leadership Academy cohort on May 18, 2019 in New York! The mission of the ALAS Superintendents Leadership Academy (SLA) is to improve and expand opportunities for emerging school system leaders by providing coaching, mentoring, and support to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to assume high level roles especially in high poverty and minority serving school systems. The goal is to recruit and prepare Latinx school system leaders to become superintendents of school districts in the United States with an emphasis on Hispanic serving school districts, those school districts having a population of Hispanic students 20% or higher.
As of Cohort VIII, ALAS has graduated a total of 122 individuals from the SLA. Our program remains the nation’s premier Superintendents Leadership Academy for our Latinx Leaders.
A special thank you to Chancellor Richard Carranza on behalf of ALAS for all his support and mentorship of SLA Cohort VIII. As a token of appreciation, ALAS recognized Chancellor Carranza with the Pay It Forward Award in New York!
|ALAS 3rd Annual Legislative Assembly/Update and the 5th Annual Leaders in Education Awards Gala
As part of the ALAS mission, our third pillar of change is Policy Advocacy. For the past three years, ALAS has increased our presence on Capitol Hill by gathering for our annual Legislative Assembly/Update. Leaders in education and policy from across the nation gather to discuss innovative solutions to the challenges facing our school district leaders and the students they serve. The individuals assembled are updated on critical current legislation and policy and on strategies that will help each leader be an agent of change.
Every year ALAS seeks to bring recognition and highlight leaders who are making a strong impact in closing the achievement and opportunity gaps for all Latinx students at our Leaders in Education Awards Gala. This year ALAS recognized Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard, U.S. Representative D-CA 40th District with the 2019 ALAS Trailblazer Award!
We hope our events inspire, re-energize, and renew your dedication in creating positive changes within our most cherished institutions; our community school systems.
| || ALAS MEMBERSHIP HIGHLIGHTS|
|Dr. Daisy Morales, SLA Cohort VIII Alum, Selected as New Assistant Superintendent!
Dr. Morales, ALAS SLA Cohort VIII and CALSA President-Elect, selected as the new Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services in Salinas City Elementary School District. Daisy graduated from the ALAS Superintendents Leadership Academy in May 2019 along with 14 other exceptional leaders. Congratulations Dr. Morales!
|Susana Cordova, SLA Cohort V Alum Recognized at Latinas Lead Power Summit
Susana Cordova, ALAS SLA Cohort V Alum, receives Latinas Lead Influencer Award from Latino Community Foundation of Colorado at the Latinas Lead Power Summit in June 2019! Congratulations Susana! SEE MORE.
The Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents is dedicated to achieving education equity and access for all students; specifically, for the under-served and under-represented. Actions to achieve equity require courageous leadership and passion to confront this ethical imperative when
individuals of privilege view equity as personal oppression and create barriers in its attainment. School systems must not remain separate and void of equity. Diversity in quality personnel that mirrors the student demographic, and access to educational programming, should no longer be a scarce commodity for all children throughout our country. ALAS stands with every leader who takes
robust actions to remove barriers to access and equity for all children. READ FULL STATEMENT.
NALEO Educational Fund
NALEO Educational Fund has compiled a 2020 Census Field and Communications Toolkit to prepare our communities with everything there is to know about the upcoming 2020 Census and citizenship question.
No other issue before the Supreme Court will have more direct consequences for the nation's Latinos than the one before the Court regarding the 2020 Census.
As we await a determination in the case, we encourage you to continue to remind the communities you serve about the importance of a full census count and what is at risk. We know that if the citizenship question is allowed to stand, it will be more important than ever that we come together in a united front and empower our community to make themselves count in Census 2020. VIEW THE TOOLKIT.
While more students than ever before are enrolling in college, far fewer are succeeding once they get there. Nationwide, 40 percent of college students (including 66 percent of Black college students and 53 percent of Latinx college students) take at least one remedial course, where they spend time and money learning skills they were told they’d already mastered in high school. A recent study found that college remediation costs students and their families $1.5 billion annually, with one in four students spending an average of $3,000 extra to earn their degrees...READ MORE.
As a nation we seem to have lost all enthusiasm for racial integration. A culture of individualism has led people to focus more on individual outcomes and less on the components of each community. We have settled into a reality that is separate and unequal, and we seem not too alarmed about that. READ FULL ARTICLE.
NYC Mayor's Office
Over the past several weeks, Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza and New York City Department of Education leaders have come under fire for their work to advance equity in our schools, mostly from anonymous sources in media reports.
We stand with the Chancellor because of his bold vision, leadership, and commitment to serving students.
Each of us followed Chancellor Carranza thousands of miles to New York City because we understood the impact we could have if we joined him in the nation's largest school district. READ MORE.
CBS New York
Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza on Monday passionately defended his race-based agenda as he unveiled the next steps in his move to diversify and desegregate city schools. READ MORE.
The Washington Post
The House on June 4th passed a bill that would offer a path to citizenship to more than 2 million undocumented immigrants, including "dreamers" who were brought to the United States as children.
The vote was 237 to 187 for the American Dream and Promise Act of 2019, which would grant dreamers 10 years of legal residence status if they meet certain requirements. They would then receive permanent green cards after completing at least two years of higher education or military service, or after working for three years. READ MORE.
The Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents (ALAS), issued the following statement in response to the Administration's May 16 announcement of a plan to significantly alter the nation’s immigration policy:
"As an organization advocating for equity in public education among both students and school leadership opportunities, we believe the immigration policy outlined by the Administration is a misguided, incomplete, and fundamentally flawed approach to the complex issue of immigration reform." READ FULL STATEMENT.
Opportunity for students to highlight the importance of having Latinx leaders and role models.
Most impactful submissions will be highlighted on the ALAS website, news brief and at the 16th Annual ALAS Education Summit in Orlando, FL.
Thanks to our generous partner Donorschoose.org, participating schools will receive Donorschoose.org gift cards for their school to fund a project. While Supplies Last.
Deadline: All entries must be submitted by September 1, 2019 by EOD to be considered.
Email: Contact@alasedu.org for more information
Visit the ALAS website for details on entry submissions
Teacher and student diversity takes many forms, and #ISeeMe empowers the public to support important dimensions of that diversity. Research shows that students benefit when they see themselves in their teachers and in their learning materials. Inspired by that research, DonorsChoose.org is now enabling people to support classroom requests from underrepresented educators and from all teachers who seek materials that reflect their students' identities.
Led by a diverse group of philanthropic supporters — including former U.S. Secretary of Education John King, Whoopi Goldberg, LeVar Burton, Samuel L. Jackson, Stephen Colbert, John Legend, and Google.org — the goal of the campaign, named #ISeeMe, is to help students see themselves in their teachers and in their learning materials. The campaign will match donations from the public to classroom requests created by teachers of color, female math and science teachers, and teachers seeking materials that reflect their students' identities. READ MORE.
Take advantage of ALAS' new strategic partnership with Jason Learning — www.jason.org to support sparking and sustaining an interest in STEM in grades 3-12 students. We are excited about sharing three areas of interest that Jason provides:
For more information on how to bring these valuable resources to your schools and districts, please contact Tom Davis, Director of Business Development at email@example.com or cell at 619-607-2876.
- Real world, project based, NGSS standards aligned, digital curriculum that is constantly evolving and adapting.
- STEM Role models that come right into your classroom via zoom.
- World-wide Argonaut & Athena expeditions with real scientists and researchers available for one of your students and one of your teachers to experience. This is a life changing opportunity.
Join ALAS Every Third Friday of the Month for our ALAS State Affiliates Call! Email firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP.
6/21/19 — Executive Director of Facilities and Maintenance, Stafford County Public Schools, VA
|New Postings Every Week on ALAS Website!
6/21/19 — Executive Director, CALSA (ALAS State Affiliate), CA
6/18/19 — Chief Executive Officer, Equal Opportunity Schools, WA
6/10/19 — Chief Equity and Diversity Officer, Missouri Public School District, MO
6/04/19 — Assistant Principal, Green Dot Public Schools, Los Angeles, CA
5/30/19 — Instructional Leadership Coordinator for Literacy, AZ
5/24/19 — Director of School Support Nevada — Achievement Network (ANet), California & Nevada
5/23/19 — Director of Finance, Central Bucks School District, PA
5/23/19 — Region Assistant Superintendent, Fairfax County Public Schools, VA
5/15/19 — Executive Director of Facilities and Maintenance, Stafford County Public Schools, VA
5/15/19 — Director of Equity and Accountability, Stafford County Public Schools, VA
5/15/19 — Executive Director of Human Resources, Stafford County Public Schools, VA
5/15/19 — Chief Officer of Middle Schools, Stafford County Public Schools, VA
VISIT ALAS WEBSITE FOR MORE CAREER OPPORTUNITIES & INFORMATION!
The Tech Edvocate
Schools need help to make the best use of all the data at their disposal. Educators need data dashboards that will give them actionable answers to their many questions.
Inside Higher Ed
Software and technology have been a part of higher education since the first computers came online. Despite this, many new academic leaders have much to learn about the latest developments in the world of education technology.
When school-level expenditure data are made public beginning with the 2018-19 school year, many in the system will be caught off guard. District and school leaders are largely unprepared to engage on the issues that the new data will raise: equity, spending trade-offs, and the link between money and school outcomes.
These days, schools have to do more than just teach kids to use technology — they have to make sure parents understand what's going on in their students digital lives, too.
A former teacher, Serene Gallegos leads the Ignite My Future in School (IMFIS) initiative, an educational program designed to help instill computational thinking in American students and expand STEM skills within their curriculums. In her role, Gallegos partners with school districts across the country to bring free, high-quality professional development in computational thinking to teachers.
School districts across the U.S. accessed a total of more than 7,000 ed-tech products in the 2018-19 school year, and individual school systems use an average of 703 different digital tools every month, according to an online analysis of the top 40 ed-tech products released by LearnPlatform.
USA Network via Las Cruces Sun News
The 2019 Kids Count Data Book released recently ranks New Mexico last for child well-being. Our education system fails our kids for two primary reasons. First, the state does not provide the resources necessary for teachers and students to succeed. And second, the state has not shifted investment to the programs and services we know work for improving outcomes.
Uno, dos, tres... A de abeja, B de berenjena, y C de calendario. One, two, three… (A for bee, B for eggplant, and C for calendar).
Dual-language classrooms follow a model similar to this; students spend half of their day with a teacher who speaks to them (and enforces that they speak) only in English, and the other half is spent with a second teacher who does the same, but in Spanish. Educational material is split between the classrooms, and students get the best of both worlds.
University of Kentucky via Science Daily
Discipline and how it is administered in schools across the U.S. continues to be a hotly debated topic. A new project analyzed how ethnicity and race are associated with school exclusionary discipline practices, which refer to students being removed from school as a form of punishment. Previous studies have found ethnic and racial disparities in the rates of school discipline actions, where ethnic and racial minority students (particularly African American youth) were found to be overrepresented among students that are disciplined.
All students perform better in math when immigrants are in the classroom, a group of researchers found.
Florencia Silveira, who received an undergraduate and master’s degree from Brigham Young University and Mikaela Dufur, a professor of sociology at BYU, are two of four authors on a scholarly article that looked at how the inclusion of immigrants in classrooms help a nation’s performance on math scores.
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