2023 Executive Roundtable for District Superintendents

Image for 2023 Executive Roundtable for District Superintendents article

2023 Executive Roundtable for District Superintendents

If you are a partner, please log in to register and view event information. If you have additional questions, please contact your Dedicated Advisor.

About Our Past Events

Student success, employee experience and community confidence: three interrelated imperatives that are individually complex and collectively daunting. As a district-wide challenge, Superintendents often struggle to know where to start and are discouraged when progress in one area leads to new problems in another.

This Spring, EAB invites you to participate in an exclusive, two-day summit where up to 35 superintendents from districts around the country will gather to hear EAB’s latest best-practice research, take part in hands-on activities, and engage in intimate conversations to exchange ideas and expand their networks. This event is designed to help superintendents address three top-of-mind issues impacting all three terrains and focus on rebuilding stability and sustainability in 2023.  This experience will give superintendents protected time and space to step away from daily crisis, connect with peers from across the nation, reflect on lessons learned, and set intentions for the year ahead.


Informed by recent surveys and interviews with district leaders nationwide, our research presentations and facilitated discussions will provide participants with tools for success in the evolving role of a superintendent.

Topics will include:

Support Chronically Absent Students in Returning to School
Essential Practices for Reducing Chronic Absenteeism at Scale

Chronic absenteeism rates have doubled since before the pandemic, leading to a cascade of consequences that impact student success, employee morale, and district budgets. Research shows that three emerging root causes for chronic absenteeism have largely gone unaddressed: more parents today undervalue in-person attendance, students have lost the motivation to attend school since the pandemic, and teachers are unsure of their role in combatting absenteeism at large. Despite chronic absenteeism being a decades-old issue in public education, Superintendents are still searching for sustainable answers to these problems.

This session addresses the existing and emerging root causes driving chronic absenteeism today and presents a framework for re-engaging chronically absent students and their parents. District leaders will learn new practices for reducing chronic absenteeism in the post-pandemic environment and how these practices can be integrated into district support systems today.

Building A Better Behavior Management Strategy for Students and Teachers

Seventy-eight percent of over 1100 teachers nationwide identified student behavior as a top concern in the EAB’s Fall 2022 survey on student behavior. The significant increase in disruptive student behavior over the past few years has left educators overwhelmed and parents frustrated. The most confusing aspect of this challenge is that districts already invest in many of the research-based practices and intervention frameworks for addressing student behavior, but very few have managed to realize the promised results.

EAB’s research uncovered the top barriers preventing behavior management despite districts investing in the ‘right’ programs and strategies. The bottom line is district leaders are not fulfilling the three requirements that psychology tells us their educators will require for success with behavior management: they must understand ‘what’ to do, must know ‘why’ to do it, and must know ‘how’ to do it well. 

Event Materials

Event Presentations

Supplemental Materials

See our K-12 Post Secondary Success Resource Center for more resources.

EAB asks you to accept cookies for authorization purposes, as well as to track usage data and for marketing purposes. To get more information about these cookies and the processing of your personal information, please see our Privacy Policy. Do you accept these cookies and the processing of your personal information involved?