NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Gainesville City Schools received the national " Learning Supports for Students Leadership Award" from the American Association of School Administrators (AASA) Friday.
It was presented at at the national conference on Education and is given to a school leader and district who has done the following:
1- Implemented a framework with school and community collaboration that supports students and results in improved achievement and graduation rates
2- Collaborates regularly with districts around the country to promote the work in unifying learning supports systems
Gainesville City Schools has been involved in a collaborative through AASA, with support from Scholastic, Inc, for five years. The initiative has applied the theory and research of UCLA professors Dr. Linda Taylor and Dr. Howard Adelman as a leadership framework. The collaborative now includes the State of Alabama and twenty districts across the country.