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Video: Singing Superintendents Bring Tuneful End to 2020 AASA Conference (3:48)

Video: Singing Superintendents Bring Tuneful End to 2020 AASA Conference (3:48)

The 2020 rendition of the Singing Superintendents perform a short medley of popular tunes during the final general session of AASA’s National Conference on Education. This brief video captures a couple of those numbers. The group is led by David Cox, director of schools of Sullivan County Schools in Blountville, Tenn.

Top Female Leaders Feted in Three Education Leadership Categories

Three outstanding education leaders working at different levels of school system administration were honored Friday as recipients of AASA’s 2020 Women in School Leadership Awards during the AASA national conference’s 2nd General Session in San Diego, Calif.

Profile of Gustavo Balderas: From Humble Beginnings to a Professional Pinnacle

Gustavo Balderas, superintendent of Eugene Public School District 4J in western Oregon, is not about to get caught up in the “pobrecito syndrome.” That’s the term he uses to describe the “feel-sorry-for-him-or-her” syndrome. “Kids just want to learn, and you need to have high expectations for all kids,” Balderas says. “You need to love them to death, but we need to have a high bar.”

David Brooks on Nurturing Hearts and Minds and Not ‘Brains on a Stick’

Walking out onto stage Thursday night for his keynote speech at the 1st General Session of the AASA national conference in San Diego, it was easy to see David Brooks, the acclaimed New York Times op-ed columnist, book author and public television pundit. There he was on stage, the recognizable clean-cut man with thinning, gray […]