Schuler, Incoming AASA Executive, Gives the Membership a Peek at His Organizational Ideas at 3rd General Session
David Schuler assumes the executive director’s job with AASA during the final week of February, but he had a chance to give the association’s membership a good sense of his thinking at the 3rd General Session of the 2023 AASA National Conference on Education. A full text of his address, provided in advance, appears below. […]
AASA’s Presidential Contenders Promote Their Candidacies on Day 2 of the 2023 Election Season
The two contenders for the AASA presidency each struck a note for their candidacies during the 2nd General Session of the AASA national conference in San Antonio on Friday. Both candidates, Gustavo Balderas and David Jensen, hail from the Pacific Northwest. The election opened one day prior. Balderas, superintendent in Beaverton, Ore., called himself “a […]
In His Final Address as AASA’s Head, Domenech Says He’s Bowing Out at a Most Troublesome Moment for Public Education
Dan Domenech is leaving a distinguished career as one of the nation’s most prominent leaders in K-12 education. But he’s doing so, he told the 1st General Session audience at AASA’s national conference in San Antonio on Thursday, at a troubled time. “I leave my position after probably three of the most difficult years that […]
As Candidates for the AASA Presidency, Superintendents from Kansas and New York Voice Their Qualities for Election in Front of Colleagues
A pair of veteran superintendents seeking to become the president of AASA in 2023-24 used the stage of the 2nd General Session Friday morning to tell several hundred colleagues why they are the best candidate for the association’s leadership post. Their brief campaign speeches took place at the AASA National Conference on Education in Nashville, […]
No Member Dues Increase, No Big Deal for AASA Governing Board During Nashville Meeting at National Conference
AASA’s Governing Board adopted an agenda for federal legislation for the next year and bypassed standard practice for setting membership dues by opting for no increase in 2022-23 during its daylong meeting on Wednesday at the Omni Hotel in Nashville. The roughly 120 delegates, representing members in seven geographic regions, also approved the candidacies of […]
AASA Candidates for President State Their Cases for Election in Front of 2nd General Session Audience
The two superintendents vying for the presidency of AASA got their first chance to make the case for their candidacies during the 2nd General Session of the AASA national conference in San Diego on Friday.
14 Past Presidents Captured in a Moment’s Glare
Those who served in the past as presidents of AASA get a moment in the limelight at the association’s 2nd General Session.
AASA President Uses Painful Episode to Call for Greater Attention to Equity in Schooling
In her presidential address at the conference’s 1st General Session on Thursday, Deborah Kerr used a painful experience from the past year in her Wisconsin school community to deliver an important point about equity.
Membership Dues Increase Will Support AASA’s State-Level Training
The AASA Governing Board unanimously approved a modest dues increase for the coming year to help the association support its state affiliates as they build programs for aspiring superintendents and superintendent certification. The measure, which takes effect July 1, will raise dues by $10 to $470 a year for those in the active membership category. […]
AASA Governing Body Adopts Marching Orders for Public Policy Staffers
AASA’s Governing Board ratified its Beliefs and Position Statements that undergird the work of AASA’s public policy staff when handling advocacy work on Capitol Hill during its meeting in San Diego on Wednesday. With about 115 members from seven regions participating in the meeting, the association’s governing body approved the wording of position statements addressing […]