Chief Academic Officer
Curriculum Leader To Learn From Taking an Unapologetic Approach to Curriculum Overhaul
An academic leader at a charter school has overhauled curriculum—and proved that instructional rigor and anti-racism can co-exist.
Personalized Learning Opinion Helping CAOs Make the Shift to Personalized Learning
Explore the difference between managed instruction and next generation learning, and learn ten elements of comprehensive solutions to the challenge of helping chief academic officers reframe their work.
English-Language Learners Leader To Learn From A 'Perpetual Fighter' Looking Out for All Kids
Deputy Superintendent Susana Cordova’s unwavering commitment to equity for all students has led to major improvements for English-learners in Denver’s public schools. She is recognized as a 2018 Leader To Learn From.
Classroom Technology District Technology, Academic Leaders Learning to Work Together
Effective purchasing, policymaking, and external communications are all dependent on good CAO-CTO relationships, said panelists at CoSN's annual conference.
Special Report The Chief Academic Officer's Evolving Role
This special report examines the challenges CAOs are facing in school districts across the country and how they are working to improve academics in the age of common standards and digital teaching and learning. It features findings from an exclusive survey of district leaders.
School & District Management John Youngquist: Getting the Right Resources Into Classrooms
The CAO of the Aurora, Colo., public schools describes how a change in the district's organizational structure has had a positive impact on student achievement and teacher effectiveness.
School & District Management Vickie Murillo: Rebuilding Academics in a Struggling District
The CAO and accountability officer for the Kansas City, Mo., schools talks about setting goals and monitoring progress for a district that lost its accreditation in 2012.
School & District Management Michelle N. Pierre-Farid: Working to Turn Students Into Scholars
The CAO of the Cleveland public schools is trying to set higher academic expectations for a district with a high school graduation rate of 64 percent.
School & District Management Connecting Principals to School Districts' Top Academic Priorities
The link between a school system's chief academic officer and school-based leaders must be strong if districts want to turn lofty visions into achievement gains.
School & District Management Regardless of Their Titles, CAOs Set Tone for Academics
Whether they're called assistant superintendents for teaching and learning, chief innovation officers, or curriculum coordinators, chief academic officers have one mission: academics.
School & District Management Assessment Authority for Chief Academic Officers Varies by District
Knitting assessment thoughtfully into any work on curriculum is crucial, experts say, so it's important to have oversight models that ensure that it happens.
School & District Management Superintendents Want Chief Academic Officers They Can Trust
The CAO is seen as an interpreter and oracle, someone the district chief relies on to shape and communicate a vision for improving teaching and learning.