Supported by members’ fees and occasional modest foundation grants, the National Superintendents Roundtable is a nonprofit community dedicated to several ideas: all children can learn, schools can succeed, and no adult, in or out of school, should be left off the hook.
For too long policymakers and the public have acted as though all students’ learning difficulties were created in schools and can be “fixed” in them. The Roundtable believes that only a comprehensive approach to children’s learning challenges can close the achievement gap.
Schools and educators must be held accountable . . . and so must policymakers and adults in the communities around them.
In many ways the National Superintendents Roundtable functions as a think tank for superintendents. It is not afraid to examine national education issues with intense scrutiny. We arrange two three-day meetings annually that are focused on pressing education issues.
In 2012, 25 Roundtable members examined the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) during an 11-day study mission to Finland, France, and England.
We invite superintendents interested in expanding their professional horizons to join us as we blaze new paths. We believe educators do the most important work in the world.