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2023 Executive Roundtable for District Superintendents

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Washington, D.C.

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.


This session is limited to superintendents. Registration for this session is limited to one attendee per institution.

  • June 27-28, 2023

Meeting Details

Meeting Location

2445 M Street NW
Washington, DC 20037

Hotel Information

Park Hyatt Washington, DC
1201 24th Street NW
Washington, DC 20037

$299/Deluxe King and Doubles
Reservations: 877-803-7534
Mention EAB DLF to access our preferred rate.

Please make your reservation at your earliest convenience as space and rates are subject to availability. For alternative hotel information, contact us at [email protected].


On Day One, registration will begin at approximately 11:30 a.m. and presentations are scheduled to begin at 1:00 p.m. The meeting will adjourn on Day Two at approximately 12:00 p.m. 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.

Experts associated with this event

EAB Experts

Ryan Castillo

Ryan Castillo

Senior Director, Research Partner Success

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Ben Court

Senior Director, Research Growth Strategy

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Meredith McNeill

Senior Director, Research

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