Los Angeles, California

Los Angeles, California

Participating Systems







Nova Scotia




Education International (EI)

Int. Confed. of Principals (ICP)


Thought leaders

Sir K. Robinson

Pasi Sahlberg

Amanda Datnow

Pedro Nguera


Themes: equity, diversity, data usage

Other highlights: commitment to a tiered system of ongoing financial support for the network; name change

The third summit was hosted in Los Angeles, California, at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel, September 8-11, 2018.


The issues for discussion at this summit were:


1.The equity, wellbeing and inclusion agenda.


How do we create a culture that is supportive and inclusive for all our students? How can we achieve greater fairness in outcomes? How can we demonstrate impact and progress? How do we enable and empower all young people to develop lives that have meaning and purpose? How can we support our schools to be even better at helping students to have a sense of belonging? How do we understand and explain a transparent connection between these three issues (equity, wellbeing, and inclusion) and student learning?


2. Leading change for the future.


As the workforce changes and even the nature of schools as institutions changes, what are the implications for how we lead our systems? How do we make sure that education is relevant and at the core of what students need for the future? To what extent might technology including artificial intelligence, virtual reality have both positive and negative implications for the nature of our classrooms, our schools and our education systems? To what extent will learning and schools become more local and to what extent will they become more international? How can we as leaders best model what we will need from our teachers and our students?


3. The challenges and opportunities of re-thinking the relationship between central and local control in school systems.


What is the role of the state in working with schools and teachers? What is best done at the national/state level, at the regional/district level, and at the school level? How can we make school to school collaboration effective and engage families and communities more effectively?