Dr. Luvelle Brown

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Educator discusses ways to improve equality in Charlottesville schools

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


6/3/2020 | 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.comICSD 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 | NBC29Educator 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 VoiceGIAC 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 Drive4 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.comCreating 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 NewswireRethink 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.comICSD’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 | trustEDQ&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 JournalLuvelle 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.


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)

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