June 15, 2021

Leaders

Mecklenburg, CMS Leaders Move To Formal Mediation On Education Spending Stalemate | WFAE 90.7

Last updated 7:30 p.m.

After airing their views for more than two hours, the Charlotte-Mecklenburg school board and Mecklenburg County commissioners ended up where they started Monday: locked in disagreement about the county’s decision to temporarily withhold $56 million from the school system.

“I’m not sensing a sufficient basis for agreement today,” lawyer Mac McCarley, a former Charlotte city attorney who’s been hired to mediate the dispute, said at the end of the joint meeting. No one argued with him.

The meeting was required by law as part of the process to resolve disputes when North Carolina school boards think

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School District Leaders Are Still Worried About Home Internet Access for Students

Gaps in access to digital learning tools at home remain a top concern for district leaders even though schools have made huge strides over the past year to help more kids get online, according to a new survey.

The survey—conducted by the Consortium for School Networking, a membership organization for education technology professionals, in partnership with AASA, the School Superintendents Association, polled district leaders in nearly 400 urban, suburban, rural school districts across the country.

The survey results show school districts are putting much more attention on home internet connections for students. Back in 2020, when the pandemic was

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12 Asian American leaders share parenting advice, career and life tips, identity in America

As the fastest growing racial group in the United States, Asian Americans have had a significant impact on shaping America’s culture. Despite their influence, they’ve lagged in receiving equal access for growth and opportunities in corporate America.

When looking at the overall workforce, Asian Americans make up 13% of working professionals in the U.S., but, as they move up the corporate ladder, they occupy just 6% of leadership roles.

This disconnect between the number of Asian Americans in the workforce and those promoted into management positions can largely be linked to the model minority myth, in which Asian Americans are

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Tension builds between U student leaders, campus police

Long-simmering tensions between University of Minnesota student activists and campus police have reached a boiling point, with student leaders calling for the chief to resign and a state police association stepping in to defend officers from criticism it deems unwarranted.

In a letter to administrators last week, student government leaders demanded that U Police Chief Matthew Clark immediately resign because he has “repeatedly and unequivocally disregarded student demands, failed to increase campus wellness and safety for students of color” and deployed officers on and off campus to “silence community members.” Additionally, a student government representative recently urged peers to disrupt

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Education Leaders Speak on Future of Global Schooling, Technology in HGSE Webinar | News

Civic and education leaders from around the world discussed the future of education in technology in a Harvard Graduate School of Education webinar Friday.

The event, the most recent installment in HGSE’s webinar series Education Now, was moderated by Thomas J. Kane, a professor of education and economics at HGSE, and featured Anant Agarwal, a professor of electrical engineering and computer science at MIT and founder of Harvard and MIT’s online education platform edX; Usha Goswami, a professor of cognitive developmental neuroscience and director of the Center for Neuroscience in Education at the University of Cambridge; and Angeline Murimirwa, the

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Hawaii Board of Education Approves Pay Boosts For Complex Area Leaders

The Hawaii Board of Education voted 5-3 to approve pay increases for the state’s 15 complex area superintendents on Thursday but deferred on similar proposed increases for the deputy superintendent and seven assistant superintendents due to pandemic-related economic concerns.

Though the original proposal was to approve raises for all of these positions, board member Dwight Takeno moved late in the day to give them only to the complex area superintendents due to the uncertain financial outlook for the state Department of Education and questionable optics over executive pay boosts amid the coronavirus crisis.

Complex area superintendents, who are in

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