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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|

Singing Superintendents Deliver Poignant Farewell at Conference End

The Singing Superintendents kicked off the closing session of AASA’s national conference on Saturday with a poignant farewell to New Orleans and powerful tribute to the late Leonard Cohen’s most recognized number, “Hallelujah.” In a 15-minute performance on stage at the 3rd General Session, the beautiful soprano voices of women mixed seamlessly with the powerful [...]

By | 2017-03-04T01:10:17+00:00 March 4th, 2017|Pre-Conference, Top News|

Former Ed Secretary: Ask Hard Questions, Make Good Trouble

What is the role of the superintendent in creating a school environment that ensures equity, respects all students and protects our children, particularly vulnerable children, in the new political climate? John B. King Jr., until recently the U.S. secretary of education and newly appointed president and CEO of the Education Trust, addressed this question after [...]

By | 2017-03-03T07:00:09+00:00 March 3rd, 2017|March 4, Top News|

Ravi’s Unconventional Journey Reveals Keys to Reach Millennials       

“School didn’t really work for me,” Ravi Hutheesing confessed to hundreds of educators during the AASA national conference’s 2nd General Session on Friday. “It was all facts and figures (and) boring.” For someone who was to become a rock star, pilot, entrepreneur, inventor and a world traveler, boring was not an option. Hutheesing, who grew [...]

By | 2017-03-03T02:00:47+00:00 March 3rd, 2017|March 4, Top News|

Trio Receive 2017 Women in School Leadership Awards

Three school leaders received the 2017 Women in School Leadership Awards at AASA’s national conference in New Orleans, La. The announcements were made at the 2nd General Session on Friday. The honors were made in three categories: Superintendent Award: Yvonne Caamal Canul, superintendent of Lansing School District in Lansing, Mich. Central Office/Principal Award: Lisette Estrella-Henderson, [...]

By | 2017-03-03T01:30:27+00:00 March 3rd, 2017|March 4, Top News, Uncategorized|

Effie Jones Lunch Promotes Equitable and Safe Schools for All

The Dr. Effie H. Jones Memorial Luncheon at AASA’s national conference honors people whose actions model what Dr. Effie Jones, former associate executive director of the association, embodied. Jones was a champion for equity in educational leadership for women and minorities. The annual luncheon in her honor on Friday brought forward several individuals in education [...]

By | 2017-03-03T01:00:21+00:00 March 3rd, 2017|March 4, Top News|

Oregon Superintendent Named 2017 National Superintendent of the Year

The National Superintendent of the Year program has named Matthew Utterback, who leads the North Clackamas School District in Milwaukie, Ore., as its 2017 honoree. The announcement was made Thursday (March 2) on stage at the 1st General Session of AASA’s National Conference on Education in New Orleans. Aramark and VALIC co-sponsor the NSOY award [...]

By | 2017-03-02T17:49:14+00:00 March 2nd, 2017|March 3, Top News|