Education in the Digital Age | February 15–17, 2018 | Nashville Music City Center | Nashville, TN | www.aasa.org

Pre-Conference

Sandy Hook Promise Shares the Signs of Brewing Trouble

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 [...]

By | 2017-03-04T02:40:28+00:00 March 4th, 2017|Pre-Conference, Topical Sessions|

7 Top Graduate Students Receive $2,000 AASA Scholarships

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 [...]

By | 2017-03-04T02:00:42+00:00 March 4th, 2017|AASA Awards, Pre-Conference|

New Orleans Leader Nabs Save The Music Honor

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 [...]

By | 2017-03-04T01:50:10+00:00 March 4th, 2017|AASA Awards, Pre-Conference|

Lifetouch Picks a Singing Supe for Its Next Memory Mission

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 [...]

By | 2017-03-04T01:40:16+00:00 March 4th, 2017|Around the Conference, Pre-Conference|

Our Newsroom Staff Combines Young Talent and Savvy Professionals

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 [...]

By | 2017-03-04T01:30:56+00:00 March 4th, 2017|Around the Conference, Pre-Conference|

Love, War and Politics: Carville and Matalin Trade Perspectives

“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. [...]

By | 2017-03-04T01:30:54+00:00 March 4th, 2017|Pre-Conference, Top News|

AASA’s Incoming President Seeks New Set of 3 R’s for Schools

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 [...]

By | 2017-03-04T01:20:26+00:00 March 4th, 2017|Pre-Conference, Top News|