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Thursday Mar 09, 2023
Thursday Mar 09, 2023
This episode of the Making After School Cool podcast features my discussion with AJ Crabill concerning engaging educational leaders, school board members and community stake holders to focus on improving student outcomes regarding.
During this podcast you will learn more regarding the following:
- What inspired Mr. Crabill passion for educational issues and reform?
- What Mr. Crabill means when he states “student outcomes don’t change until adult behavior change”.
- Crabill’s description of the role of school boards and who he thinks think would make excellent members?
- What is the difference Between Being a Board Focused on Student Outcomes vs Adult Inputs?
- What are the four types of ineffective School Board styles versus the most effective School Boards?
- Who should read his book “Great On Their Behalf: Why School Boards Fail, How Yours Can Become Effective”
AJ Crabill is an education reform advocate and public speaker on education reform. He currently serves as the national school board governance leader at the Council of the Great City Schools. Prior to this position, he was Texas Education Agency's Deputy Commissioner for Governance. Crabill served eight years (2008–2016) on the board of the Kansas City Public Schools, serving as president for a majority of his tenure.
In April 2016, the new Texas Commissioner of Education Mike Morath appointed Crabill as one of his Deputy Commissioners. In his role, Crabill developed and frequently facilitates leadership and governance training sessions to educate current and potential school administrators and board members on how to better execute the responsibilities of their positions. He was in charge of the agency's efforts to improve schools and ensure accreditation. Crabill, frequently states, his main focus is "improving student outcomes".
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