Veteran Missouri Superintendent Chris Gaines reflects on how his time at AASA’s national conference informs his thinking on matters of effective leadership. Gaines becomes president-elect of the association on July 1.
In a brief video, Judith Palmer, superintendent of Regional School District No. 7 in Winsted, Conn., discusses how she helped to build a coalition to address students’ mental health needs.
The Sandy Hook Promise, a national non-profit founded by some family members who lost loved ones in the 2012 school shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., works with students and educators throughout the country on how to recognize the signs that lead to incidences including gun violence and suicide. Program directors brought [...]
AASA announced the winners of the association’s Educational Administration Scholarships at the annual conference’s 3rd General Session Saturday. The 2017 scholarship winners are: Adam Bayne Central Michigan University in Michigan; Andrea Dixon Seahorn William Woods University–Fulton in Missouri; Kyle Cassady Western Kentucky University in Kentucky; Mykia Olive Howard University in Washington, D.C.; Jodie Peters George [...]
The VH1 Save The Music Foundation award, given in cooperation with AASA, was presented to the superintendent of St. John the Baptist Parish School District in New Orleans, Kevin George. The annual honor recognizes a superintendent or chief executive officer who is committed to ensuring that music education is part of the core curriculum in [...]
David Cox, the superintendent in Allegheny County, Md., had already spent 15 minutes on stage at the 3rd General Session Saturday morning while he conducted the Singing Superintendents in their brief annual performance. But Cox’s name rang out again a few minutes after he had exited stage left when he was randomly picked as the [...]
The staff of Conference Daily Online at this year’s AASA national conference in New Orleans came from places near and far to produce a comprehensive report of the proceedings. The small staff generated dozens of news and feature stories about conference presentations and activities, 4-6 short videos each day, a sampling of photos and insightful [...]
“Never has this country been more divided,” James Carville told attendees at the 3rd General Session of AASA’s 2017 national conference in New Orleans. The political strategist told the final audience of this conference he believed negative partisanship was behind the trend. “They don’t like their own party, but they absolutely loathe the other party. [...]
A short video that captures the takeaways several participating superintendents discussed at the end of AASA's 2017 National Conference on Education in New Orleans.
The next president of AASA, Gail Pletnick, called on her colleagues to raise their voices loudly to tell the stories that capture the distinctive ways public schools are working with students. In a 15-minute address to the 3rd General Session at AASA’s national conference in New Orleans on Saturday morning, Pletnick said school system leaders [...]