Magazine themes chosen
Members invited to submit articles for 2024-25 issues
April 22, 2024
How can principals be the best instructional leaders? Is artificial intelligence going to have a net positive or net negative impact on education? What best practices will keep the peace at the negotiations table? Where can I find resources for implementing the ethnic studies course requirement? How can school leaders ensure that every student is prepared for a happy and successful future?
These big questions and more will be tackled in Leadership magazine next year.
Leadership is ACSA’s magazine that is published five times annually and distributed to all ACSA members. Articles are authored by school leaders and education experts who share the latest research and practical information on what’s working in schools.
Each spring, Leadership selects themes based on critical topics leaders will need to know about in the coming year, said Leadership Editor Michelle Carl.
“I look forward to receiving submissions that will provide vital information to school leaders,” she said.
ACSA received a total of 130 submissions for all five Leadership issues published in 2023-24. Although there is only room to publish six to eight articles in each issue, many of the top submissions this year found another home in EdCal and on ACSA’s Resource Hub.
ACSA members and thought-leaders in education are encouraged to begin submitting written work on these themes starting now. Suggested subtopics are included, however authors can choose any angle that relates to the issue theme. Deadlines for each issue are also listed below.
“Leadership magazine is one of the many ways ACSA fulfills its mission to develop, empower and inspire equity-minded educational leaders,” Carl said. “I encourage all members to review these themes and consider sharing their responses to some of the biggest questions facing education leaders today.”
September/October 2024: Instructional Leadership At ACSA’s 2023 Leadership Summit, attendees heard Principal Kafele speak about the role of principals as the number one determinant in the success or failure of their students. How are principals driving instructional practices that put students in a position to achieve?
  • Leading and coaching teachers.
  • Using data to drive instructional practices.
  • Ideas for raising math/ELA scores.
  • Collaborative planning.
  • Developing a culture of learning.
  • Culturally responsive instruction.
  • And more ...
Submission Deadline: June 10, 2024
November/December 2024: Artificial Intelligence It’s been over a year since ChatGPT and other generative AI apps have arrived. How are schools navigating the risks and opportunities that come with this new tool?
  • Limitations on use.
  • Student use of AI: Is it cheating?
  • Improving teacher/administrator efficiency.
  • “Deep fakes” and bullying.
  • Data privacy.
  • And more ...
Submission Deadline: August 5, 2024
January/February 2025: Labor and Negotiations As districts navigate fiscal challenges, what knowledge and practices do school negotiations teams need to ensure a collaborative and fair process that prioritizes the best interests of both parties?
  • Collective bargaining and legal duties.
  • Internal and external communication strategies.
  • Maintaining good relations.
  • Strike preparation.
  • And more ...
Submission Deadline: September 30, 2024
March/April 2025: Ethnic Studies California will require all high schools to offer an ethnic studies class by 2025-26. What are school leaders doing to successfully implement ethnic studies courses, which have been shown to have positive outcomes for students?
  • Ethnic studies content and pedagogy.
  • Professional development for teachers and administrators.
  • Developing an ethnic studies curriculum.
  • Successful and principled ethnic studies implementation.
  • Student and community voices.
  • And more ...
Submission Deadline: November 18, 2024
May/June 2025: College, Career and Life Readiness As schools celebrate the Class of 2025, how are education leaders ensuring that every student — including adult learners — is prepared for a happy and successful future?
  • Career technical education.
  • Encouraging college enrollment and A-G requirements.
  • 21st century skills and the “future of work.”
  • Adult learners.
  • Graduate profiles and strategic plan alignment.
  • Emotional intelligence and people skills.
  • And more ...
Submission Deadline: January 27, 2025
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