A Spotlight Conversation with Margaret Wheatley

Margaret Wheatley joins our Thursday, Global Conversation on Thursday, September 22 to share her work that stems from the unshakable conviction that leaders must learn how to evoke people’s inherent generosity, creativity, and need for community. As this world tears us apart, sane leadership on behalf of the human spirit is the only way forward. 

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Resources to support schools affected by the situation in Ukraine

As we all work within our schools to ensure that the coming year is a success for all, we continue to encourage you to find out how we can help our friends at PSI and ASW as they navigate the Ukraine Crisis. The team here at AAIE will do all that we can to support all during these tough times.

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AAIE Global Conversation Wrap Up Daniel Pink

AAIE was honored to have Daniel Pink join us on April 21 for our weekly Global Leadership Conversation. Daniel shared his insights from his book, The Power of Regret – How Looking Backward Moves Us Forward. Many thanks to Daniel for sharing his time with us and we look forward to the next time.

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F3 Newsletter

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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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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.

New York Times

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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.

- New York Times 

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How COVID-19 Caused a Global Learning Crisis

The pandemic has taken a substantial toll on students’ academic progress as well as on their mental health. Analysis highlights the extent of the challenge and demonstrates how the impact of the pandemic on learning extends across students, families, and entire communities. School systems can respond across multiple horizons to help students get back on track.

By McKinsey & Company

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Covid closures still affecting 400 million pupils - UNICEF

Schools in 23 countries, with 405 million pupils, are still partially or fully closed because of Covid, the United Nations Children's Fund says. The charity, Unicef, estimates 147 million children have missed at least half of their in-person schooling. Unicef executive director Catherine Russell says children are "the hidden casualties of the pandemic".

By the BBC

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COVID in China Followup

As a followup to recent news about Covid-19 in China, Dr. Emmanuel Bonin -Deputy Head of School  - Chief Academic Officer at Shanghai American School has shared the following update. "On March 1, 2022, a few COVID cases of the Omicron variant originated in a quarantine hotel in Shanghai’s central Xuhui district. The city initiated its series of “dynamic zero-covid” targeted measures, geared toward achieving “dynamic clearance”: extended contact tracing, isolation of first and second contacts, large array of community testing, and targeted lockdown of some compounds defined as “medium-risk zones”. 

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