Special Events

Thursday, February 14

Federal Relations Lunch: Educational Inequality and School Finance
12 – 1:30pm
Room 515A, Los Angeles Convention Center


Our nation’s public schools receive and spend money. Lots of money. As part of this year’s luncheon, Dr. Baker will look at the cyclical effects of teacher labor markets and competitive wages, as well as the cyclical effects of revenue at the state and local levels, and the current role of the courts to influence, impact and shape school funding realities. A can’t-miss session!

Bruce Baker, Professor, Rutgers University Graduate School of Education, New Brunswick, NJ

Welcome Reception Honoring AASA Graduates
6:30 – 7:30pm
West Hall Lobby, Los Angeles Convention Center

AASA Graduations
Room 502A, Los Angeles Convention Center

Friday, February 15

Job Central
8am – 3pm
Room 503, Los Angeles Convention Center

Job Central provides efficient opportunities for state school board associations and potential job seekers to share information about opportunities within specific states and about the characteristics boards are seeking in candidates. The Job Fair is open Friday, February 15, 8am – 3pm. Search firms and state associations can be found at Job Central, Room 503, Los Angeles Convention Center. Job Central also has its own Focus Zone for Educational Sessions on topics such as career planning, interview skills and contract negotiations. When looking through the program book, look for sessions marked with “JC” to note Job Central sessions.

The Dr. Effie H. Jones Memorial Luncheon: “From Whence We Came to Where We Be”
12:15 – 2:15pm
Room 515A, Los Angeles Convention Center


Dr. Effie Jones believed that knowing the past better prepares one for the future. In Effie’s spirit, Dr. Charles H.F. Davis III, chief strategy officer at the USC Equity and Race Center, will address the historical and habitual (un)doing of equity in U.S. schools. Drawing upon longstanding and contemporary data, policies, and practices, he will address important questions regarding the ongoing dynamics and relationships of power in school (and its social contexts). You will leave this engaging, interactive session with practical, imaginative interventions for rethinking education in classrooms and beyond.

Charles H.F. Davis III, Chief Strategy Officer, USC Equity and Race Center, Los Angeles, CA