Join ALAS as we partner with FETC to host our 2nd Annual Pre-Conference Partner/Match Sessions on January 13-14, 2020 in Miami, Florida!
Our Partner/Match Sessions are designed to provide one-on-one meetings between ALAS education leaders and solution providers to discuss areas of interest for the upcoming year. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to; Curriculum and Instruction, STEAM, Digital Content/Virtual Reality, Online Resources, Facilities, Security, Finance, Leadership, Professional Development, Assessment, English Learners, Data Management and more!
ALAS Members: For your time and commitment, ALAS will cover your room and board for one night and provide current ALAS National members with a $250.00 scholarship to be awarded to an outstanding teacher or student in your school district.
State affiliate groups with 5 or more attendees will receive $2,500 per affiliate, groups with 10 or more attendees will receive $5,000 per state affiliate.
As an ALAS member you get a FREE Basic Pass to FETC that gives you access to:
- 6 dedicated tracks, including the Future of Ed Tech Administrator track
- 3 dynamic Keynote presentations with Daniel Pink, Justin Shaifer and the expert panel of Tech Share LIVE!
- 380+ sessions exploring current and emerging technologies, as well as best practices to plan, integrate and manage it all
- A look into the growing world of esports and how to set up and maintain the technology for this in-demand program.
(Workshops require an additional registration fee.)
FETC® is the premier ed tech conference for administrators, principals and teams!
The Future of Education Technology® Conference is tailored to meet the needs of district administrators, principals and their teams. As a district or school leader, you are always seeking technology-driven solutions, strategies and insights to help you carry out your role. FETC® can provide you with the right resources, experts and answers to do just that.
To get your FREE Basic Pass be sure to register with Promo Code ALAS2020. Interested in upgrading your pass to attend intensive, 2-hour workshops? Use the same Promo Code and just pay the difference for your selected pass rate! Promo code valid for ALAS members only.
Calling all ALAS State Affiliates to join us for our 2020 State Affiliates Leadership Conference!
2020 SALC will be hosted by our amazing partners — Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, Arizona March 6-8, 2020!
More details will be announced in the coming weeks!
GCU has been a dedicated partner of ALAS and our mission towards achieving equitable access to education for all students. This past year they set out to provide ALAS members with (3) $5,000 scholarships for doctoral or master’s programs offered 100% online at GCU. Click here to find out more & apply!
Download the ALAS 2020 Calendar
A special thank you to our keynote speakers and members for inspiring all of us to continue our work to achieve equity in education for all students! Every year we gather for our national education summit to bring together brilliant minds and exchange ideas and best practices on how to be the best leaders we can be. ALAS thanks everyone who joined us this year, and we invite you all to join us next year in Portland, Oregon, October 7-10, 2020!
A special thank you to our partners for supporting ALAS and our work to achieve equity in education!
View the 2019 ALAS Education Summit Partners
In order for ALAS to continue to organize and host great events — we ask that our members provide us with their feedback! Click this link to join the exchange to share your thoughts on this year’s Summit!
Kimberley Glascoe, U.S. Census Bureau Statistics in Schools program
I recently had the privilege of attending the ALAS 16th Annual Education Summit in Orlando, Florida. Not only did I leave feeling empowered, I left feeling a sense of unity. After all, ALAS is a familia. There were multiple times where speakers mentioned the upcoming 2020 Census to the audience, stating the importance not only for their communities, but for their schools as well.
Did you know that responses to the 2020 Census will drive decisions on the allocation of more than $675 billion in federal funds to states and communities each year for the next ten years? This includes support for school programs and services such as free and reduced-price lunch, classroom technology, head start, teacher training, special education, and more. The $675 billion also includes funds for services that influence student readiness for learning, such as child health programs and assistance with housing, heating, and food costs.
As a school leader, you make decisions every day that impact the communities in which you serve. You play an important role in student development and lay out the framework to make sure your students achieve their academic goals. Now that you know the impact the census will have on schools in your community, below are three things you can do today to prepare your teachers, students and their families for the 2020 Census by using free resources from the U.S. Census Bureau’s Statistics in Schools (SIS) program.
Promote the Statistics in Schools (SIS) Program and educate your community and teachers about the importance of counting all children in the 2020 Census. Your efforts today will impact schools, students, and communities for the next 10 years. This fall, all administrators in schools across the 50 states, Puerto Rico and the Island Areas will receive a booklet introducing them to the 2020 Census Statistics in Schools program. This guide provides materials to share with teachers to explain and promote the SIS program, and information about the 2020 Census’ impact on school funding. Download the online version here.
Share 2020 SIS Resources.
New activities designed specifically for the 2019-2020 school year spotlight the 2020 Census and the importance of making sure everyone is counted, especially children. Download activities for pre-K through 12th grade to make a difference for your students, school, and community. Our fun and interactive pre-K materials are available in English and Spanish to help young children understand the 2020 Census and introduce them to the idea of data. New English Language Learners (ELL) and adult English as a Second Language (ESL) activities highlight the country’s diversity and emphasize the value of counting everyone in the 2020 Census. There are also Spanish activities for K through 12th grade for Puerto Rico.
Support the Count of Young Children.
Newborn babies and young children under five are often missed in the decennial census, with consequences that can impact their lives for the next 10 years. When children are missed in the count, it often is because of complex living situations, such as when one or more parents are not present in the home, large extended families, or when the child only lives in the home some of the time.
Send information to students’ homes that explains how and why to complete the 2020 Census and count all children. By the next census, children now in kindergarten will be in high school. This is a once-in-a-decade chance to help make sure they have what they need to be successful. Learn how you can help make sure your community is counted be counted by visiting www.census.gov/schools.
Members of ALAS join forces with more than 6,000 of their peers from across the country with the mission to provide leadership at the national level that assures every school in America effectively serves the educational needs of all students, with an emphasis on Latinx youth, by building capacity, promoting best practices and transforming educational institutions. Become a member today and be a part of the change you want to see!
Sign up to be an ALAS member for 2019–2020
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ALAS in partnership with Grand Canyon University will award three (3) $5,000 scholarships to attend Grand Canyon University in either the M.Ed. Educational Administration, Doctor of Education (Ed.D), Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D), or Doctor of Business Administrations (DBA) programs this fall. The programs are offered 100% online.
View Eligibility Requirements & Application Process
The purpose of the U.S. Department of Education (ED) Civil Rights Data Collection (CRDC) is to obtain data related to the nation’s public school districts and elementary and secondary schools’ obligation to provide equal educational opportunity. The Trump administration is currently working to roll back the enforcement of civil rights laws by undermining the federal data collections.
The CRDC contains excellent reports on data that include: per pupil expenditures (and comparing them between districts and schools), school enrollment, gifted and talented enrollment, AP enrollment, suspension and expulsion categorized by student demographics. The public portal to use it is: https://ocrdata.ed.gov/DistrictSchoolSearch.
||Progress Monitoring and Intervention
Promoted by Mr Elmer
Intervention Compass removes the guesswork and saves your staff time by placing all student data in one place. Teachers and admin can get back to talking about how to support the whole child. Check out how Intervention Compass is saving Gabe and his team a whole lot of time at Newport Mesa.
The Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents (ALAS) stands with the Hispanic Education Coalition (HEC), which unities 17 national organizations dedicated to improving educational opportunities and outcomes for the more than 59 million Lations and Latinas living in the United States and Puerto Rico, write to oppose Mr. Allen’s amendment to the H.R. 4674, the College Affordability Act.
If enacted, the amendment would exclude institutions of higher education that grant immigrant students instate tuition from receiving federal benefits, including allowing any of their students to access federal financial aid. Read the amendment here.
|Meet the ALAS Board of Directors
Ana V. Ortiz
Oxford Public Schools
(Term expires 10/20)
Dr. Francisco Duran
Chief Equity Officer;
Virginia State Board of
Fairfax County Public Schools
Falls Church, Virginia
(Term expires 10/20)
|Treasurer – Director
Region 2 Northwest:
Dr. Gustavo Balderas
Eugene School District 4J
(Treasurer Term expires 10/20,
Regional Term expires 10/22)
|Secretary – Region
Dr. Charles Johns
Superintendent Glenbrook High
School District 225
(Secretary Term Expires 10/20,
Region 5 Term Expires 10/21)
|Director – Region I West:
Dr. Ruth Perez;
Unified School District, CA
(Term expires 10/21)
|Director – At Large
Dr. Maria Ott
Executive in Residence
USC School of Education
Los Angeles, California
(Term expires 10/21)
|Director – Region 3
Dr. Lily DeBlieux
(Term expires 10/21)
|Director – Region 6
Dr. Alex Marrero
East Ramapo Central
Spring Valley, New York
(Term expires 10/22)
|Director – Region 4:
Juan E. Cabrera Jr. JD.
El Paso Independent
El Paso, Texas
(Term expires 10/22)
|Director at Large:
Dr. Danna Diaz
Superintendent of Schools
Reynolds School District
(Term expires 10/22)
|| ALAS MEMBERSHIP SPOTLIGHT
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The superintendent search process included an audit that gathered both survey and focus-group input from the community. This qualitative and quantitative input was then used to create a candidate profile. The board wishes to thank all community and staff members who participated in this process. The information gathered was very helpful to the board in determining the best candidate for the position. READ MORE
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Congratulations Dr. Torres-Rodriguez!