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September 1, 2020
Vol. 78
No. 1

ASCD Community in Action

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ASCD Publications Win Multiple Awards

2020 AM&P EXCEL Awards

Educational Leadership, as well as ASCD newsletters Education Update and ASCD Express and two ASCD books, picked up multiple honors at the 2020 Association Media & Publishing EXCEL Awards, created to recognize excellence in association and nonprofit publishing.
Educational Leadership won a Gold award for General Excellence in magazines, a Gold award in the Single Topic Issue category for its April 2019 issue "Separate and Still Unequal: Race in America's Schools," and a Gold award for the feature article "Why School Integration Matters" by Pedro A. Noguera, which also appeared in April 2019. The magazine won a Bronze award in Feature Article Design for "School Shootings: What We Know, What We Can Do" by Timothy J. Landrum, Chris A. Sweigart, and Lauren W. Collins (October 2019).
Education Update won two Gold awards—one for Editorial Excellence and one for Redesign in print newsletters. ASCD Express also took away a Gold award for Editorial Excellence in digital newsletters.
Two ASCD books were also named award-winners in technical writing: A Gold award went to Becoming the Educator They Need: Strategies, Mindsets, and Beliefs for Supporting Male Black and Latino Students by Robert Jackson (2019), and a Bronze award went to Your Students, My Students, Our Students: Rethinking Equitable and Inclusive Classrooms by Lee Ann Jung, Nancy Frey, Douglas Fisher, and Julie Kroener (2019).

2020 APEX Awards

Educational Leadership also won a Grand award in the 2020 APEX Awards presented by Communications Concepts, Inc. Grand awards honor the very highest level of excellence per category. Educational Leadership's April 2019 issue, "Separate and Still Unequal: Race in America's Schools," earned top honors in the category of Magazines, Journals, & Tabloids.

ASCD Board Election Results, New Board Leadership

ASCD is pleased to introduce the new president and vice president of the ASCD Board of Directors. The Board has elected Dolores Cormier-Zenon president and Neil Gupta vice president effective July 1, 2020.
"ASCD's strength lies in its global community of educators. Neil and Dolores understand that because they are part of that community. I'm excited to work alongside them to make the kind of innovative changes that will allow us to serve teachers, principals, and administrators in new ways," ASCD CEO and Executive Director Ranjit Sidhu said. "As we welcome Neil and Dolores, I also want to extend my gratitude to Melanie Kay-Wyatt and Matt Mingle for their leadership over the past year."
Newly elected to the Board in July 2020 are Avis Williams and Charles Badu Yeboah. Williams, an entrepreneur, veteran, and the superintendent of Selma City Schools in Alabama, brings expertise as an educator leader, author, and Alabama ASCD board member. Yeboah, as the founder of International Community Schools in Ghana and executive director of Ghana ASCD, offers a vital perspective as an international school leader and affiliate leader.
Find out more about the ASCD Board of Directors and governance by visiting www.ascd.org/governance.

Coming to EL in October: Trauma-Sensitive Schools

The next issue of Educational Leadership will look at the effects of trauma on student learning and explore how educators can be more responsive to the needs of students suffering from trauma. This is a critical topic in a school year filled with uncertainties and challenges resulting from the pandemic and recent incidents of racial injustice. The issue will highlight new research and findings on developmental trauma and approaches for helping students cope and thrive amid difficult circumstances. Featured authors include Pete Hall and Kristin Souers, Mona M. Johnson, Dena Simmons, and Carol Ann Tomlinson.

A Note About PD Online Self-Paced Courses

ASCD is retiring a number of older Flash-based, online self-paced courses and replacing them with Reimagined courses. If you sign up for a Flash course, please plan on completing it by December 2020. Otherwise, please choose from the list of Reimagined courses. Learn more at www.ascd.org/pdonline.

Resources for Grading Reform

ASCD Membership

Did You Know?
Do you need resources to help close equity gaps and support students affected by racial trauma, socio-economic disadvantages, and those with special needs? We've pulled together a number of resources from our digital members-only archives to help create more equitable schools and classrooms.
Go to www.ascd.org/equitysupport and share this link with your colleagues.

Upcoming ASCD Conferences

2020 Conference on Educational Leadership Leading for the Whole Child
December 4–6, 2020 Grapevine, TX
Whether your leadership imperatives are in a classroom, a school, or systemwide, this event will address your needs with practical solutions.
Empower21: The Conference for Learning, Teaching, and Leading Together
March 26–29, 2021 Washington, DC
Information about the Empower21 conference will be available in September 2020. Sign up at http://empower.ascd.org/program/save-the-date.aspx to be notified when registration opens.

EL’s experienced team of writers and editors produces Educational Leadership magazine, an award-winning publication that reaches hundreds of thousands of K-12 educators and leaders each year. Our work directly supports the mission of ASCD: To empower educators to achieve excellence in learning, teaching, and leading so that every child is healthy, safe, engaged, supported, and challenged. 

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