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Daggett and McNulty Offer Framework to Implement Innovative Practices

Leadership in K-12 education today requires a balance of traditional skills and innovation. If in old days schools could succeed by chance instead of by design. In an era of volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous conditions, schools’ success can only be achieved with careful and strategical design, according to two presenters who shared research from […]

Fighting Fake News Takes on New Importance for School Districts

In an age where social media has amplified every voice, fake news is a newfound phenomenon that often drowns out the facts and can bring chaos to a community. The AASA conference session on Saturday morning titled “Making Your District Message Real in the Fake News Age” offered superintendents guidance on building credibility in the […]

Conscious Efforts Needed to Support LGBT Students, GLSEN Director Says

New Jersey passed legislation this month mandating boards of education ensure their curriculum and instructional material include an accurate portrayal of the social, economic and political contributions made by LGBT people and individuals with disabilities. The bill was proposed by GLSEN, a national LGBT advocacy organization that works with students and educators at the local, state […]

Loud and Proud, Singing Superintendents Lend Their Voices to Conference Finale

AASA’s Singing Superintendents performed at the 2019 National Conference on Education by opening the 3rd General Session on Saturday. The 20-minute program included patriotic songs, a playful Sesame Street theme song and two hits from movies in tribute to the host city, Los Angeles. The Singing Superintendents began their concert with the national anthem and […]