Matthew Barzun
Author of The Power of Giving Away Power and former Ambassador to the UK and Sweden

Matthew will be joining AAIE on Tuesday, February 22, 2022, for our Virtual Conversation. Matthew, author of the book, The Power of Giving Away Power, will focus on Capacity as we lead schools around the globe. He will discuss how many organizations were structured  as pyramids, with leadership having a top down approach. 


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Marcus Mabry
Vice President of Global Programming, CNN Digital

Marcus Mabry joins AAIE as a featured speaker on Monday, February 21, 2022 as he brings the subject of DEIJ and how to build a community as schools address these topics.  AAIE is excited to have Marcus as a plenary speaker addressing Equity, Community, and Well Being. Marcus is the Vice President of Global Programming for CNN Digital Worldwide and oversees all digital programming efforts across CNN's platforms and products including,, CNN Politics and CNN Business across mobile, social, desktop. Prior to taking on this position, Marcus led CNN's mobile programming team during a time when CNN repeatedly broke audience records. He built the best mobile news team in the business, with a talented and diverse cast.


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TAKE A LOOK INSIDE: The New School Project

AAIE is honored to announce the release of The New School Project, an endeavor started during the pandemic. In 2020, school leaders worldwide faced the unprecedented challenge of a global pandemic, COVID 19. In response, AAIE initiated and facilitated weekly conversations driven by the urgency and importance of supporting each other as we led and managed our way through the crisis. As the conversation progressed, we realized that, while still needing to support each other with urgent, high-stakes decision-making, we might also begin to explore the opportunity embedded in the crisis. We began to turn our attention to the question , “What have we learned that may change our schools for good in all senses of the word?”


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AAIE InterEd

InterED Journal

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F3 Newsletter

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AAIE Podcasts


AAIE Podcast-Ron Marino


Ron Marino, AAIE Treasurer Emeritus 

AAIE is pleased to invite you to listen to our inaugural podcast with Ron Marino.
Ron's historical knowledge of and long involvement with AAIE is unparalleled
and something you won't want to miss. Enjoy the podcast!


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WORTH A READ: The stereotype that girls lack talent: A worldwide investigation

Recent research has shown that there exist gender stereotypes that portray men as more brilliant or inherently talented than women. In this article the authors provide a large-scale multinational investigation of these stereotypes and their relationship with other gender gaps.

WORTH A READ: 6 Strategies for Promoting Diversity and Inclusion at Your School

As a leader in your school community, what can you do that will really make a difference? Maybe this is a question you consider every day. Or, with so much always going on, it could be something you haven’t consciously thought about in a while.

WORTH A READ: To Build a DEI Program That Works, You Need Metrics

In this Harvard Business Review article, the authors’ recent and ongoing research describe several situations where data has moved the needle in helping companies make progress on diversity, equity, and inclusion. At one law firm, DEI advocates wanted to change the firm’s system for allocating work opportunities to make it more equitable.

In the Fight Over How to Teach Reading, This Guru Makes a Major Retreat

For decades, Lucy Calkins has determined how millions of children learn to read. An education professor, she has been a pre-eminent leader of “balanced literacy,” a loosely defined teaching philosophy. However, after decades of resistance, Professor Calkins has made a major retreat. A rewrite of her reading curriculum, from kindergarten to second grade, includes, for the first time, daily structured phonics lessons to be used with the whole class.

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With Plunging Enrollment, a ‘Seismic Hit’ to Public Schools

The pandemic has supercharged the decline in the nation’s public school system in ways that experts say will not easily be reversed. All together, America’s public schools have lost at least 1.2 million students since 2020, according to a recently published national survey. State enrollment figures show no sign of a rebound to the previous national levels any time soon.

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