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Education-Leadership Lightning Talks: Confronting Poverty, Teachers as Chemists, and Racial Equity

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Published on Mar 17, 2016

In 2013, the Education Week team embarked on an endeavor to find and highlight the best K-12 district leaders in the country. That's how we came across Tiffany Anderson, Dennis Creedon, and Valeria Silva. In this video, they share insights and learnings from the years they've spent as districts leaders.

Tiffany Anderson is the superintendent of the Jennings School District in Jennings, Missouri. Anderson’s specialty in Jennings—a majority African-American, low-income community next door to Ferguson—has been confronting the impacts of poverty. (She's now headed to Kansas to lead Topeka schools.)

Dennis W. Creedon is the superintendent in the Mahopac Central School District in upstate New York. He's taken on the challenge of empowering teachers, better integrating technology, and building teacher-developed assessments.

Born and raised in Chile, Valeria Silva - now superintendent of St. Paul, Minn., schools - has brought her unique perspective as an immigrant and English-language-learner to her district. ____________________

Want more stories about schools across the nation, including the latest news and unique perspectives on education issues? Visit www.edweek.org.

About Education Week:
Education Week is America’s most trusted source of independent K-12 education news, analysis, and opinion. Our work serves to raise the level of understanding and discourse about education among school and district leaders, policymakers, researchers, teachers, and the public. Published by the nonprofit organization Editorial Projects in Education, Education Week has been providing award-winning coverage of the field for over 35 years.

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