Learning Community Update

New Albany - Plain Local Schools 9.14.20

The New Albany Lecture Series Begins September 16

2020 marks the 8th season of The New Albany Lecture Series. The first program is on September 16, 2020 and is FREE TO THE COMMUNITY and will be presented virtually. Sign up is required here: newalbanyfoundation.org. See the full lineup below.


  • More than 14,000 students from throughout central Ohio have participated in the student lecture series to date
  • Programming is made possible by generous sponsors. Our season sponsors are: Abercrombie & Fitch, Alliance Data, Battelle, CAS and Conway Charitable Lead Annuity Trust-Beatrice Wolper Trustee, and Turner


This Wednesday - September 16, 2020
Register for FREE Today!


A Conversation on Social Justice featuring Eddie S. Glaude Jr. is an intellectual who speaks to the complex dynamics of the American experience. His most well-known books, Democracy in Black: How Race Still Enslaves the American Soul, and In a Shade of Blue: Pragmatism and the Politics of Black America, take a wide look at black communities, the difficulties of race in the United States, and the challenges our democracy face.

He is an American critic in the tradition of James Baldwin and Ralph Waldo Emerson. In his writings, the country’s complexities, vulnerabilities, and the opportunities for hope come into full view. Hope that is, in one of his favorite quotes from W.E.B Du Bois, “not hopeless, but a bit unhopeful.”

Our Purpose

The New Albany-Plain Local School District is committed to creating a culture of accountability that achieves the best academic and developmental outcomes for each student.