A Different Kind of COVID Test: Standardized Assessments During The Pandemic
How To Make Classrooms Safe For Learning In A Pandemic
When Can Kids Go Back To School? Leaders Say 'As Soon As It's Safe'
So What's School Going To Look Like In The Fall?
COVID-19 Learning: How Parents, Teachers And Professors Are Adapting Their Approach To Education
6/23/2021 | Getting Smart – Dr. Luvelle Brown, Dr. Pamela Cantor and Dr. Valerie Truesdale on the New Vision For Student-Centered Equity-Focused Education
On this episode of the Getting Smart Podcast we’re joined by three esteemed guests to discuss the new AASA Report issued by the Learning 2025 Commission, which makes a commitment and a recommendation for whole child design.
4/15/2021 | NPR – A Different Kind of COVID Test: Standardized Assessments During The Pandemic
The Biden administration says it won’t allow states to cancel annual standardized testing. Some parents and educators are pushing back. We take a look at what statewide assessments measure during a pandemic.
7/27/2020 | NPR – How To Make Classrooms Safe For Learning In A Pandemic
From new ventilation systems to Plexiglass barriers, we’ll talk with a public health professor and “healthy building” expert on what changes can make our school buildings ready for kids to go back into the classroom.
7/21/2020 | NPR – When Can Kids Go Back To School? Leaders Say ‘As Soon As It’s Safe’
“Anyone out there who’s questioning whether or not educators are at home and not doing the work that our young people need us to be doing, you’re wrong,” says Luvelle Brown, head of the Ithaca City School District in New York. “We’re working even more now. And we can’t wait to get these babies back in our spaces.”
6/3/2020 | District Administration – New era of equity: District leader sees new way forward after school closures
Ithaca Superintendent Luvelle Brown says education leaders should resist a ‘return to normal’.
5/28/2020 | WBUR On Point – So What’s School Going To Look Like In The Fall?
As the disrupted school year winds down, educators, parents and students look toward an uncertain fall. What will school look like next year?
4/15/2020 | WBUR On Point – COVID-19 Learning: How Parents, Teachers And Professors Are Adapting Their Approach To Education
What do we really want our kids to learn in this moment in history? Two education professors say throw out academics, we simply need to teach kids how to be.
2/3/2020 | Ithaca.com – ICSD Superintendent Luvelle Brown selected for 2020 Appreciation Award
This annual award is given in recognition of the extraordinary efforts by members of The Council to improve public education and serve the children in New York State.
2/18/2020 | NBC29 – Educator discusses ways to improve equality in Charlottesville schools
A long-time educator is giving teachers with Charlottesville City Schools (CCS) ideas on how the division can improve equity in the classroom.
1/16/2020 | Ithaca Voice – GIAC to host annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Breakfast
All are invited to join us for this traditional community event honoring the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This year’s keynote speaker will be ICSD Superintendent Dr. Luvelle Brown.
10/16/2019 | Education Drive – 4 key practices for successful district-wide SEL integration
Superintendents and others highlight what schools can do to expand social-emotional initiatives, including positive messaging and culturally inclusive practices.
5/25/2019 | Ithaca.com – Creating a Culture of Love: A new book by ICSD’s Luvelle Brown
Dr. Luvelle Brown, superintendent of the Ithaca City School District (ICSD), has been recognized and honored throughout his almost 10-year tenure. An advisor to President Barack Obama’s White House, previously recognized as the New York State Superintendent of the Year…
4/30/2019 | PR Newswire – Rethink Ed Takes ‘Loving Approach’ to Promote Equity in Education
Recognized SEL leader partners with transformation expert and author Dr. Luvelle Brown to enhance social and emotional professional development
4/16/2019 | Cornell Chornical – Civil discourse: ‘All Things Equal’ to air 600th episode
When white supremacists marched through Charlottesville, Virginia, Ithaca City School District Superintendent Luvelle Brown discussed his own experience growing up in Charlottesville, as well as his efforts to combat racial injustice.
3/28/2019 | Ithaca.com – ICSD’s Luvelle Brown to be recognized as Tompkins County Distinguished Citizen
Dr. Luvelle Brown, superintendent of the Ithaca City School District, is going to be honored by the Boy Scouts of America, Baden-Powell Council with the prestigious Tompkins County Distinguished Citizen Award.
3/17/2019 | trustED – Q&A: NY supe of the year Luvelle Brown creates a culture of ‘love’ in Ithaca City
If there’s two things Dr. Luvelle Brown isn’t short on, it’s enthusiasm and optimism.
Spring 2017 | Vanguard Magazine – Building Relationships: The Ithaca Story with Luvelle Brown
1/30/2017 | Huffington Post – Promoting the Arts and Athletics to Achieve Higher Graduation Rates
10/31/2016 | Syracuse Post Standard – Ithaca’s Luvelle Brown named New York’s Superintendent of The Year
10/26/2016 | Ithaca Journal – Luvelle Brown named superintendent of year
Ithaca City School District Superintendent Luvelle Brown has been named New York’s superintendent of the year.
10/26/2016 | Cornell Chronicle – Rawlings applauds ICSD superintendent on state recognition
The district’s graduation rate has risen from 78 percent to above 90 percent while students are reaching unprecedented levels of performance.
9/7/2016 | Ithaca.com – The Culture of Love
Six years ago Luvelle Brown informed the community that his goal was to build a high performing school community where every single student would be the best he or she could be.
The Learning Counsel – Transitioning to digital curriculum launches districts and schools into redesigning the classroom
Dr. Luvelle Brown is the Superintendent at Ithaca City School District in upstate New York. He’s been to the White House and was named as one of the nation’s most “tech-savvy” school superintendents in 2014.
ARTICLES & PUBLICATIONS
My Support of Student Takeovers.
School Administrator, Vol. 77, No. 1 January 2020
Care About Inclusiveness-and Academic Results? Transform Your District With A Culture of Love.
OnBoard Magazine, July 2019, Volume 20 Number 10
How School Districts are Institutionally Oppressive.
OnBoard Magazine, July 2019, Volume 20 Number 10
Leading with Love
Councilgram, April 2017, Volume 6
Superintendent’s View: Succeeding with Education Technology
Whitepaper-Center for Digital Education.
Engaging, Educating And Empowering Students In Ithaca City Schools
National Superintendent’s Association (AASA) Future Ready Blog Series, September 14, 2016
Why School Leaders Should Never Get Into a Twitter War With Kanye West
Education Week Blogs, June 14, 2016
Tech Tip: How to evaluate digital learning environments
SmartBlog on Education, November 17, 2015. (Also Featured in ASCD SmartBrief)
Using Twitter Productively.
School Administrator, Vol. 72, No. 9 October 2015
#ThinkTweets: 100 transformative tweets for educators
Brown, L,C., Cabrera, D, and Cabrera, L. (2013)