“What would two superintendents know about student voice?” That was what Michael Lubelfeld, superintendent of the North Shore School District 112 in Highland Park, Ill., and Nick Polyak, superintendent of the Leyden School District 212 in Franklin Park, Ill., were asked when they first pitched their book Student Voice: From Invisible to Invaluable to a […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Baseball legend Jim Abbott recalled that the most poignant moments for him in his career occurred off the field, after the game was over. He would be in the clubhouse locker room, getting ready to go home when he would feel a tap on his shoulder. A clubhouse official would tell him: “There is a […]
Deborah Kerr, AASA’s president-elect, drew on her own experiences as superintendent of a school district of modest means to set a course for her year at the helm of her professional association. Her remarks were made at the 3rd General Session of AASA’s national conference. She will be installed in July as AASA president. “As […]
Francisco Escobedo, superintendent of the Chula Vista Elementary School District in Chula Vista, Calif., was honored at the AASA conference’s 3rd General Session on Saturday morning as the 2019 recipient of the VH1 Save The Music Award. [See a short video interview with Escobedo in Conference Daily Online.] This marked the 14th time the award […]
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 […]
The superintendent in Chula Vista, Calif., on what his schools are trying to do to support a robust music program among elementary school students in need.
The central-office administrator in Dade County, Fla., on the personal meaning of earning one of the 2019 AASA Women in School Leadership awards.