Chief Academic Officers Talk About Big-Picture Challenges

Listen to audio interviews with administrators from three school districts on a range of issues from classroom resources to academic expectations.

Chief Academic Officers Talk About Big-Picture Challenges

John Youngquist: Getting the Right Resources Into Classrooms

The chief academic officer 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.

Vickie Murillo: Rebuilding Academics in a Struggling District

The chief academic officer 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.

Michelle N. Pierre-Farid: Working to Turn Students Into Scholars

The chief academic officer of the Cleveland public schools is trying to set higher academic expectations for a district with a high school graduation rate of 64 percent.

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Reporting: Michelle Davis and Michele Molnar | Design: Deanna Del Ciello

A version of this article appeared in the March 18, 2015 edition of Education Week