Susan Harkin, who is attending the AASA national conference from her base in suburban Chicago, will have the chance to travel in the next year to Central America, an excursion that definitely was not on her radar when she journeyed to San Antonio earlier this week. Harkin, the superintendent of Community Unit School District 300 […]
Still Time to Turn Around Teacher Shortage While Conditions Are ‘Bending But Not Yet Broken,’ Conference Panel Reports
Strategies for teacher recruitment and retention, a growing concern among school leaders across the nation, were discussed in a Saturday session at the National Conference on Education in San Antonio. Sy Doan, associate policy researcher at RAND Corp. in Santa Monica, Calif., was accompanied by Alena Zachery-Ross, superintendent of Ypsilanti Community Schools in Michigan. The […]
This short video contains praise from a few of the school system leaders who attended AASA’s 2023 National Conference on Education, held in San Antonio, Texas.
Seen & Heard Around the Conference: One Talented Performer on All Fields and Hot Book Sellers at the Conference
Talented in Words and Deeds One of the youngest members of the reporting staff at this year’s AASA conference proved she carries assorted skills at a high level. After logging a nine-hour workday Friday as a reporting intern for Conference Daily Online, Emma Siebold, a senior at Smithson Valley High School in Spring Branch, Texas, […]
In this session, a Michigan superintendent offered attendees advice on providing a quality teacher workforce that improves the educational opportunities for all students. This story was produced by Silas Bryant at the 2023 AASA Conference in San Antonio, Texas. Read more.
View photos from the last four days of the 2023 National Conference on Education.
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. […]
Brenda (Bren) Elliott, chief of school improvement and support with the District of Columbia Public Schools, said she comes from a lineage of African American, European and Indigenous people. She admits her diversity is her strength. She told her story in a Saturday conference session, “Getting to Educational Equity.” Born incredibly poor, Elliott said she […]
The annual job fair welcomed superintendents and other conference attendees to meet with hiring firms from around the nation. This story was produced by Logan Reid at the 2023 AASA Conference in San Antonio, Texas.
With Pandemic Forcing ‘Massive, Messy Change’ into K-12 Education, Conference Panel Advises School Leaders About Mobilizing Quickly to Keep Pace
From the abrupt shift to online instruction in 2020 to ChatGPT, the “Leading and Learning in a Digital Age for All Students” panel at the AASA national conference gave school leaders advice on how to grow with the times. The Friday morning panel was facilitated by Richard Culatta, CEO of ASCD/ISTE, who provided insight into […]