AASA in the News

Following is a sample of the media coverage AASA leaders and initiatives have received recently.

For more information about AASA media coverage, please contact Kitty Porterfield at 703-774-6953 or e-mail at kporterfield@aasa.org.

December 22, 2010Education Week quotes AASA assistant director of policy analysis and advocacy Noelle Ellerson on the difficulties for school districts caused by the short-term Congressional budget extension measure.

December 20, 2010Education Week’s Politics K-12 blog quotes AASA assistant director of policy analysis and advocacy Noelle Ellerson on the Congressional budget measure that temporarily freezes funds for education at current levels.

December 18, 2010The Philadelphia Daily News notes Superintendent Arlene Ackerman has received the AASA 2011 Dr. Effie H. Jones Humanitarian Award for her "tireless commitment to diversifying the field of education with high quality leaders.”

December 13, 2010 - Education Week cites AASA opposition to the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act because of the legal and financial constraints placed on school districts by the law and notes AASA working with the government to help shape the direction of the law’s implementation.

 

December 8, 2010 - Gainesville Times (GA) features Gainesville City Schools Superintendent Merrianne Dyer, recently recognized by AASA as one of 50 excellent female school leaders across the country.

December 7, 2010 - Atlanta Journal Constitution cites the new AASA 10-year study on the superintendency and quotes AASA executive director Daniel Domenech on the growing numbers of superintendents eligible for retirement.

December 3, 2010 - EdNews Parent Blog discusses the recent federal school lunch legislation, including AASA opposition to the bill’s unfunded mandates.

December 3, 2010 - The Denver Daily News quotes Colorado Congressman Mike Coffman, supporting AASA’s opposition to portions of the healthy, hunger-free kids legislation.

December 1, 2010 - The Yankton Press & Dakotan (SD) features a story about AASA member, Yankton School District superintendent Dr. Joseph Gertsema’s visit to Israeli schools with a recent AASA study mission.

November 2010 - District Administration quotes AASA executive director Daniel Domenech on the challenges of finding effective assessments for ELL students.

November 2010 - District Administration quotes AASA associate executive director Bruce Hunter in an article on calls to teach Islam in public schools to combat bias.

November 29, 2010  - The Press-Enterprise (CA) highlights a story in AASA’s monthly magazine, The School Administrator, on teacher assessment. 

November 27, 2010 - Education Week Politics K-12 blog cites AASA participation in a lobbying effort at the U.S. Department of Education for regulatory relief from parts of the No Child Left Behind Act. 

November 26, 2010 - WNCY News quotes AASA Executive Director Daniel Domenech on how non-traditional school leaders chose key instructional staff. 

November 26, 2010 - The Herald-Mail (MD) announces AASA 2010 Superintendent of the Year Elizabeth Morgan’s new job as head of the America’s Promise Alliance effort to reverse the national “dropout crisis.”

November 23, 2010 - e-School News article outlines upcoming AASA 2011 NCE focus on innovative practices and cost-effective solutions for surviving turbulent economic times.

November 22, 2010 - Education Week blog quotes AASA Executive Director Daniel Domenech on the departure of Superintendent Beverly Hall from the Atlanta Public Schools.

November 21, 2010 - Congress.org quotes AASA Assistant Director, Policy Analysis and Advocacy, Noelle Ellerson on AASA protest of unfunded mandates in the proposed federal child nutrition bill.

November 17, 2010 - newsobserver.com (NC) cites AASA survey numbers on the cuts in classroom teachers nationwide in an article on Wake County schools’ financial crisis.

November 15, 2010 - EducationNews.org notes AASA co-sponsorship of American Education Week.

November 13, 2010 - Associated Press quotes AASA Executive Director Daniel Domenech in a story on the growing number of teacher-led schools across the country.

November 14, 2010 - Las Vegas Sun quotes AASA Associate Executive director Bruce Hunter on the need for more federal aid to help local schools.

November 14, 2010 - The Herald Mail (MD) AASA Superintendent of the Year, Elizabeth Morgan announces her retirement from Washington County Schools.

November 11, 2010 - The Daily Weston (CT) cites AASA salary figures in article on superintendent retirement.

November 10, 2010 - The Christian Science Monitor quotes AASA Associate Executive
Director Bruce Hunter in an article on Title IX compliance. 

November 9, 2010 - The CT Mirror quotes AASA Associate Executive Director Bruce Hunter in an article on regional cooperation among school districts.

November 9, 2010 - The Sidney Herald (MT) cites AASA anti-bullying statement in an op-ed column calling for strong school action. 

November 8, 2010 - San Francisco Examiner AASA Superintendent of the Year, Elizabeth Morgan announces her retirement from Washington County Schools. 

November 6, 2010 - Education This Week (Educational Policy Institute) announces EPI upcoming book Finding Superman: A Perspective on Public Education in America. Contributing authors includes AASA Executive Director Daniel Domenech.

October 31, 2010 - iTunes Preview calls the new AASA Mobile app “the premier mobile resource for education professionals.” 

October 30, 2010 - School Transportation News cites recent AASA survey on school finance in article on school bus manufacturing. 

October 26, 2010 - ArticleSolve blog quotes AASA Executive Director Daniel Domenech on the advantages of early high school graduation.

October 25, 2010 - WGLB blog cites AASA anti-bullying statement in a story on Alabama school policies.

October 20, 2010 - The Detroit News quotes AASA salary figures in article on superintendent’s raise.

October 16, 2010 - Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel quotes AASA Executive Director Daniel Domenech in an article on debt, deficits, and taxes and the effects on public education.

October 16, 2010 - NPR (All Things Considered) quotes AASA Executive Director Daniel Domenech in a story on job losses in education. 

October 15, 2010 - NPR (in a story from the Associated Press) quotes AASA spokesperson Kitty Porterfield on the cancer bracelet debate in schools across the country. 

October 14, 2010 - The Huffington Post columnist John Tarnoff cites an AASA survey of superintendents and executives, Ready to Innovate, demonstrating that today companies are looking for creativity-related skill sets in their new employees.

October 14, 2010Education Weekcites AASA March 2010 survey in article about deep job cuts in schools. 

October 14, 2010 - Arizona Daily Starcites Flowing Wells District Superintendent Nicholas Clement’s guest column in the October issue of AASA publication, The School Administrator.

October 13, 2010 - Highland News Leader (IL)reports that Olin Stratton, Superintendent and past president of AASA, was posthumously inducted into the Highland Illinois Area Schools Alumni Association (HIASAA) Hall of Fame.

October 13, 2010 - Keloland Television (SD) quotes AASA executive committee member, Joe Gertsema, in an article on the use of federal Education Jobs Bill dollars in South Dakota.

October 10, 2010 - St. Louis Post Dispatchquotes AASA executive director Dan Domenech in an article on the reasons for school chiefs’ early retirements.

October 8, 2010 - The Oregoniancites an AASA survey in an article on the reduction of student bus transportation in local school districts.

October 3, 2010 -  Gainesville Times details Gainesville City Schools Superintendent Merrianne Dyer’s trip to Washington, D.C., to attend the AASA Advocacy Conference and work on behalf of Georgia public schools as Congress prepares reauthorization of education legislation.

October 1, 2010 -  Richmond County Daily Journal cites AASA guidelines on “Waiting for Superman” in an article about high-performing Richmond area school, Laurel Hill Elementary. 

October 1, 2010 - Search Institute (www.search-institute.org) names AASA as a founding partner in its first Big Tent Conference, promoting healthy children, youth, schools, and communities. Read now. 

October 2010 - Time Management Strategies features AASA publication Brush Up Your Study Skills: Tips for Students and Parents by former Fairfax County School Board member and former delegate to the Virginia General Assembly, Kristen J. Amundson.

October 2010 - District Administration features an article by AASA past president, Randy Collins, entitled “Building Bridges through Service Learning.” 

September 20, 2010 - NSPRA Executive Director Rich Bagin lauds the contribution of AASA Executive Director Daniel Domenech’s 95/5 Dilemma Campaign and blog to the current conversation about public education.

September 25, 2010 - Washington Policy Blog names AASA as one of the “forces now arrayed against ‘Waiting for Superman.’”  

September 25, 2010 - The Miami Herald quotes AASA executive director, Daniel Domenech, in an article citing Superintendent of Schools Alberto Carvalho for his innovative leadership.

September 24, 2010nj.com quoted AASA Associate Director Bruce Hunter in an article on the pending gift of $100 million dollars from Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerman to the Trenton (NJ) Public Schools.

September 22, 2010 - MinnPost.com quoted executive director, Daniel Domenech on the issue of merit pay for superintendents.

September 22, 2010 - The Washington Association of School Administrators, carried AASA information on the upcoming movie, ‘Waiting for Superman” in a members’ Notice of Major Media Events.

September 22, 2010 - The PASA Flyer, a publication of the Pennsylvania Association of School Administrators, carried AASA information on the upcoming movie, ‘Waiting for Superman.”

September 22, 2010 - news-press.com, in an editorial on picking superintendents, quoted AASA spokesperson Kitty Porterfield on how communities make their choices.

September 22, 2010 - The Salt Lake Tribune quoted executive director, Daniel Domenech on the issue of superintendent salaries.

September 20, 2010 - School Transportation News quoted extensively from executive director, Daniel Domenech’s, blog, The 95/5 Dilemma.

September 19, 2010 - The Education Blog cites Diane Ravitch’s op ed piece in the June issue of the AASA School Administrator.

September 19, 2010The Salt Lake Tribune (UT) quotes AASA Executive Director, Daniel A. Domenech, in an article on superintendents’ and teachers’ salaries in Utah.

September 18, 2010 - POLITICO, in covering District of Columbia Mayor Adrian Fenty’s recent primary loss and the future leadership of the D.C. Public Schools, quotes AASA Executive Director, Daniel A. Domenech, on school reform.

September 2010 - The District Administrator quotes AASA Executive Director, Daniel A. Domenech, on the difficulties on raising superintendents’ salaries in the present economy.

August 29, 2010 - The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel used recent AASA data in an article about superintendents’ salaries.

August 25, 2010 - WTOP.com quotes AASA Executive Director, Daniel A. Domenech, in a story on the release of the annual PDK/Gallop on education.

August 25, 2010 - The Washington Post quotes AASA Executive Director, Daniel A. Domenech, on the retirement of long-time Montgomery County (MD) superintendent, Jerry D. Weast.

August 25, 2010 - The Star-Ledger (NJ) quotes AASA Executive Director, Daniel A. Domenech, in story on New Jersey’s bid for Race to the Top funding.

August 25, 2010 - The Washington Post quotes AASA Executive Director, Daniel A. Domenech, on the retirement of long-time Montgomery County (MD) superintendent, Jerry D. Weast.

August 25, 2010 - The Star-Ledger (NJ) quotes AASA Executive Director, Daniel A. Domenech, in story on New Jersey’s bid for Race to the Top funding.

August 24, 2010 - A CNN Money story about teachers having to buy student school supplies with their personal funds, quotes AASA survey on cash-strapped schools.

August 19, 2010 - Education Week covered the creation of the Digital Learning Council, lead by former governors Jeb Bush (FL) and Bob Wise (WV). AASA Executive Director, Daniel A. Domenech is among the Council’s new directors.

August 10 National Student Clearinghouse® Partners with American Association of School Administrators to Provide High Schools and Districts with Low-Cost, Cutting-Edge Postsecondary Student Enrollment, Progression, and Completion Research

July 2010 - University Council for Educational Administration newsletter gave a nod to the AASA blog.

June 4 - The Associated Press reported on AASA's economic impact survey in a story headlined "High school students face hard lesson in economics."

June 3 - The Washington Post looked back on Dan Domenech's tenure at Fairfax County, Va., Schools in a story headlined "Helping underperforming schools in tough times."

June 3 - The Herald-Mail reported on the 2011 AASA National Superintendent of the Year in a story headlined "Morgan awards first scholarship in her name."

June 1 - Dan Domenech was quoted in a District Administration profile of Margaret Smith, superintendent in Volusia County, Fla.

June 1 - The New York Times Magazine published a letter to the editor by Thomas Butler, superintendent of the Ridgway, Pa., Area School District. The letter read, in part: "I believe education must move beyond reform efforts and strive toward a transformation of the system, in which all stakeholders work together to improve the schools based on local needs, not national 'frameworks.'"

June 1 - AASA data is referenced in a District Administration article headlined "Persuading Teachers to Go Rural: District administrators craft incentives to attract and retain teachers."

May 25 - Dan Domenech was quoted in a story on the CBS Evening News with Katie Couric, "Skipping Senior Year."

May 24 - WNCT Eyewitness News 9 reported on AASA's economic impact survey in a story headlined "No More Summer School."

May 24 - Coverage of AASA data on education budget cuts and summer school included:

May 20 - Coverage of the joint AASA/NEA/NSBA statement on the Teacher Incentive Fund grants included:

May 20 - The Wall Street Journal referenced AASA's jobs survey in an op-ed from the American Federation of Teachers headlined "Public Schools Need a Bailout."

May 18 - The Chris Draft Family Foundation website reported that founder Chris Draft and foundation board member Lee Jackson particpated in the AASA Healthy Schools Coalition Meeting, sharing the foundation's interest in healthy school environments and asthma.

May 15 - The Muskogee Phoenix referenced AASA's jobs survey in a story headlined "Fewer teaching jobs means we all must pitch in to help."

May 14 - AASA's Mary Kusler commented on a Congressional Quarterly Today story headlined "Supporters Fight to Include Education Jobs Measure in Supplemental Bill." Speaking about a $23 billion bill aimed at saving teachers’ jobs, Kusler said: “This is not an easy fix by any stretch of the imagination... Every dollar gets a certain amount of scrutiny going forward, but that being said, we cannot see a greater emergency in this economy than the loss of 275,000 educator jobs.”


May 10 - Dan Domenech was quoted in a USA Today story, "Parents stepping in to help raise more money for schools."

May 4-10 - News outlets reported on AASA's job cuts survey:

April 27 - EducationNews.org reported on AASA's Educating the Total Child campaign.

April 22 - Noelle Ellerson talked about AASA's economic impact survey on PressTV.com and on Hearst Television stations nationwide, including WBAL-TV in Baltimore.

April 21 - The School Transportation News "Daily Routes" blog reported on the spring issue of AASA's Healthy Learning News.

April 21 - AASA's Bruce Hunter commented on the of stimulus funds for technology in a Dallas Morning News story headlined "Plano school district hits the road with stimulus-funded mobile computer lab for parents."

April 21 - Dan comments on D.C. teachers' contract proposal in an Education Week story headlined "Foundations Would Help Fund D.C. Teachers' Contract."

April 21 - Education Week reported on AASA's economic impact survey in a story headlined "Pressure Building for More Aid to Save Education Jobs."

April 16 - The Public School Forum of NC Friday Report referenced AASA's economic impact survey.

April 21 – The Washington Post reported on AASA's economic impact survey in a story headlined "Recession could result in deep school staff layoffs, larger class sizes."

April 20 – The Christian Science Monitor reported on AASA's economic impact survey in a story headlined “School budget cuts across the US projected for next academic year."

April 20 - The New York Times referenced AASA's economic impact survey in a story headlined "School Districts Warn of Even Deeper Teacher Cuts."

April 19 - The Cleveland Plain Dealer referenced AASA's economic impact survey in a story headlined "Cleveland schools' transformation part of national trend."

April 19 - Dan Domenech commented on the economic downturn's impact on technology purchases in an Omaha World-Herald story headlined "Goal: One kid, one computer." The story read, in part: "...[T]he cost of the technology, combined with the current difficult economy, is slowing many schools' efforts, said Dan Domenech, executive director of the American Association of School Administrators. The association's recent survey of school systems across the country indicated that districts were making significant cuts in technology purchases."

April 16 - Nashoba Publishing referenced AASA's economic impact survey in a story headlined "Lost bid for Obama school funds compounds school's budget woes."

April 16 - The Ann Arbor Schools Musings blog referenced AASA's economic impact survey.

April 15 - American University reported on Betty Morgan's selection as 2010 National Superintendent of the Year in a story headlined "Alumna Awarded Superintendent of the Year."

April 15 - The Thompson Education Alert reported on AASA's study of schools and the economic downturn in a story headlined "Duncan Voices Support for $23 Billion Education Jobs Measure."

April 14 - The Washington Post referenced AASA's economic impact survey in a story headlined "Sen. Harkin proposes $23 billion bailout for schools."

April 13 - The Washington Post's The Answer Sheet blog reported on AASA's economic impact survey in a posting headlined "Why Obama’s schools funding approach is upsetting educators."

April 13 - The Washington Post reported on AASA Governing Board member Timothy Mitchell's testimony before the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee. The story, headlined "GOP senator worries 'No Child' revamp won't work in rural districts," noted that some educators worry the Obama administration's strategy for turning around struggling schools will backfire in rural America. The story noted: "Timothy Mitchell, superintendent of schools in Chamberlain, S.D., told the committee that the Obama administration's remedies are 'not appropriate for a majority of rural and small schools.' He urged more flexibility for educators in remote hard-to-staff areas and less of a "punitive accountability focus on firing staff and closing schools."

April 12 - The Dallas Morning News reported on AASA's economic impact study in a story headlined "Quietly, school librarians still make impact." 

April 12 - School Transportation News reported on AASA's economic impact study in a story headlined "Nearly Four in 10 School Administrators Now Say They Will Cut Transportation."

April 12 - Bruce Hunter commented on school districts' use of lobbyists for a Virginian-Pilot story headlined "Some school divisions think lobbyists worth the investment."

April 12 - The Docuticker blog reported on AASA's economic impact survey.

April 9 - The Learning First Alliance's Public School Insights blog reported on AASA's economic impact survey.

April 8 - Education Week's District Dossier Blog reported on AASA's latest study on schools and the economy.

April 8 - WTOP Radio's Kate Ryan reported on AASA's latest study on schools and the economy in two reports:
 "Quality of education affected" and "Kids feeling the pinch."

April 8 - Noelle Ellerson discussed AASA's latest study on schools and the economy on Marketplace Radio. Listen to "More cuts coming to school budgets."

April 8 - The New America Foundation blog reported on AASA's latest study on schools and the economy.

April 8 - The 4LAKids blog reported on AASA's latest study on schools and the economy.

April 8 - AASA's Noelle Ellerson discussed her latest study on schools and the economy in an Education Week story headlined "Districts Report Grim Outlook as Stimulus Fades."

April 2 - The KnowledgeWorks Foundation's "World of Learning" blog linked to Dan Domenech's  column in The School Administrator magazine, "What’s the Purpose: Transformation or Tinkering?"

April 2 - The Learning First Alliance’s popular education blog, Public School Insights, includes interviews with AASA executive director Dan Domenech, Jefferson County, Ky., superintendent Sheldon Berman, and Forum for Youth Investment CAO and former superintendent of Black Oak Mines School District (Calif.) Rob Schamberg.

April 1 - District Administration magazine profiled National Superintendent of the Year finalist Walt Rulffes in a story headlined "A Spirit of Reinvention: Superintendent Walt Rulffes of Nevada's Clark County School District."

April 1 - Dan Domenech commented on the impact of the economic crisis on schools in a CT Mirror story headlined "Public schools confronting 'catastrophic' budget problems--and fearing harder times are yet to come." Domenech said: "This year is bad, next year is worse, and it looks like the following year is worst of all."

April 1 - The American School Board Journal featured a conversation with the AASA and NSBA executive directors headlined "Anne Bryant and Dan Domenech Talk Leadership."

March 27 - An Augusta Chronicle story, "First step in finding new Richmond County superintendent is setting pay," quoted Dan Domenech, who said "It is a superintendent's market, and superintendents that have that expertise and experience are very much in demand."

March 26 - Education Daily reported AASA data on school closures, and quoted AASA policy anaylst Noelle Ellerson.

March 26 - Education Week referenced AASA's position on ESEA reauthorization in a story headlined "Unions Object to Proposals on Teachers, Principals."

March 25 - The Generation YES Blog referneced the Apple itouch/ipod workshop at AASA's National Conference on Education, and a video of the event.

March 23 - Dan Domenech was quoted in an Associated Press story headlined "Bleak budgets force schools to consider closure." The story noted: "About 6 percent of districts closed or consolidated schools this year, compared to about 3 percent in 2008-09, according to a survey conducted by the American Association of School Administrators. About 11 percent are expected to consider similar moves in 2010-11. 'It's going to continue because we don't see any short-term turnaround in the economy that would improve the situation for schools,' said Dan Domenech, executive director of the American Association of School Administrators."

March 22 - A Stateline.org story, "Still too many schools?," referenced AASA data on school consolidation.

March 22 - Today's Health Source noted AASA’s support for First Lady Michelle Obama's Let’s Move initiative.

March 21 - The change.org education blog quoted Dan Domenech on the ESEA blueprint.

March 21 - The Omaha World-Herald referenced AASA data on schools and the economy in a story headlined "Schools gird for harder times."

March 18 - A New York Times article, "School Suspensions Lead to Legal Challenge," quoted Dan Domenech. The story read, in part: "Zero tolerance and the quick resort to suspensions have been politically popular, but education leaders are having second thoughts. 'If our primary obligation is to educate kids, then to punish them by excluding them doesn’t make sense,' said Daniel Domenech, executive director of the American Association of School Administrators."

March 17 - Dan Domenech was quoted in a USA Today story, "Ads appear on school websites."

March 17 - eSchool News reported on AASA's annual conference.

March 17 - Education Week covered Dan Domenech's testimony to Congress in a story headlined "Teachers' Unions Slam Obama K-12 Budget Proposals." The story quoted Domenech, who said in his testimony: "School districts and systems need a certain level of financial stability to undertake the ambitious innovation and reform proposed by the president’s budget, a level of reliability and consistency that cannot be achieved through competitive funding."

March 16 - Dan Domenech was quoted in an Education Week story headlined "State, District Leaders Press School Transformations." The story read, in part: "[Domenech] said the nation can expect to see more such aggressive moves as cash-strapped school districts leverage financial conditions to help make changes. 'The economy is forcing the issue... Many places might see this as a time for constructive abandonment. Sometimes it’s easier to get rid of programs that haven’t been effective when you have a serious economic issue.”

March 17 - District Administration magazine quoted Dan Domenech in a story headlined "Experts Divided over Reform Blueprint."

March 15 - Adolescent Health Update from the National Association of County and City Health Officials highlighted AASA's position paper on Educating the Total Child.

March 15 - Dan Domenech commented on the Obama Administration's ESEA proposal in a USA Today article, "Obama unfolds education blueprint."

March 15 - Mary Kusler commented on ESEA reauthorization for a Capitol News Connection story on Public Radio International, "Revamping No Child Left Behind."

March 15 - Education Week reported on AASA's reaction to the Obama Administration's ESEA proposal in a story headlined "Interest Turns to ESEA Plan's Chances of Passing."

March 15 - The Association of California School Administrators profiled Linda Wagner, author of the new AASA book "The Savvy Superintendent: Leading Instruction to the Top of the Class." The article was headlined "Linda Wagner: Mentoring, teaching others to build capacity is her goal."

March 14 - Dan Domenech was quoted in a front-page Washington Post article, "Obama: Revise No Child Left Behind law."

March 13 - Dan Domenech commented on the Obama Administration's ESEA proposal in a USA Today article, "Duncan wants 3 ratings for schools in education overhaul."

March 13 - Dan Domenech was quoted in the Associated Press article "Obama promise: Brighter education futures for kids."

March 13 - Dan Domenech was quoted in the Education Week article "Administration Unveils ESEA Renewal Blueprint."

March 12 - eSchool News referenced the AASA annual conference in a story headlined "Critics: Obama’s ed policies no better than Bush’s."

March 11 - Dan Domenech was interviewed on NPR's "All Things Considered."

March 11 - Dan Domenech was quoted in a story on the National Public Radio website, "Schools Across U.S. Grapple With Closures."

March 11 - A Christian Science Monitor story, "Kansas City to close 26 schools. Unprecedented move in US?," referenced AASA data on school closures.

March 10 - Mary Kusler was interviewed on Capitol News Radio on WNPR. Listen to "Dodd Optimistic on Education Reform."

March 9 - The CNN blog This Just In referenced AASA data on school closings.

March 8 - Dan Domenech was on CNN to discuss school closures in Kansas City, Mo. Read transcript.

March 7 - An Associated Press story headlined "Kansas City wants to close half its public schools," included comments from Dan Domenech.

March 4 - Dan Domenech was on WTOP radio in Washington, D.C.

March 4 - The Detroit News quoted Dan Domenech on the subject of superintendent pay. "It is not common for district leaders to have supplemental income provided for superintendent's contracts; however, it's not unheard of, either, particularly in large school systems," said Domenech.

March 3 - Dan Domenech is quoted in the Education Week story "More Funding for Principal Training Deemed Vital."

March 3 - A New York Times profile of Diane Ravitch quotes her speaking at AASA's annual conference in Phoenix.

March 1 - A posting on Education Week's District Dossier blog, "Finding Home-Grown Superintendents Difficult," noted: "As Dan Domenech, executive director of AASA told me recently, the increasingly high-stakes nature of the job makes some qualified candidates think twice, especially when the pay differential among superintendents, principals, and teachers is not that much in many places."

Feb. 27 – Dan Domenech commented on superintendent salaries in a Quad City Times article headlined “School districts take closer look at superintendent compensation.”

Feb. 25 - Dan Domenech was quoted in a Christian Science Monitor article headlined "All teachers fired at R.I. school. Will that happen elsewhere?" The article read, in part: "School superintendents in small rural or suburban districts don’t always have a pool of better teacher candidates to turn to, or better schools to send students to if they close a low-performing school, says Dan Domenech, executive director of the American Association of School Administrators. The Obama administration is 'pushing the envelope' more than would be traditionally expected by a Democratic administration supported by unions, Mr. Domenech says. But, he adds, there are also efforts under way for state superintendents and union representatives to reach some compromises for revising union contracts to support school improvement."

Feb. 25 - Dan Domenech commented in a USA Today story headlined "More high-schoolers reinvent or skip their senior year." The story reads, in part: "Domenech says schools need to "break the mold of the traditional K-12, year-by-year educational cycle," which doesn't take into account the needs of each student. Rather than expecting that all kids proceed through a year of kindergarten and 12 years of elementary and secondary school, he says, why not give struggling students an extra year or two to master academics while letting talented, motivated kids finish in 10 or 11 years?"

Feb. 25 - Dan Domenech commented in a Philadelphia Inquirer story headlined "Many schools won't issue Web-cam laptops." The story read, in part: "Administrators are asking their tech people about the laptop cameras," Domenech said. "We're talking about devices that can send visual images, and that should raise concerns. Students and parents should have been made aware." Domenech, former superintendent of schools in Fairfax County, Va., said the Lower Merion controversy was prompting school systems across the country to look at their security and privacy guidelines. "You have to establish proper procedures and rigid guidelines," he said. "All of these devices come with potential problems."

Feb. 22 - eSchool News reported on Sec. Arne Duncan's speech at the AASA National Conference in a story headlined "Obama urges states to raise academic standards."

Feb. 19 - ED Review, a publication of the U.S. Department of Education, reported on Sec. Arne Duncan's appearance at AASA's National Conference on Education.

Feb. 18 - Dan Domenech commented on the superintendent search process in a News and Observer article headlined "Wake school board majority may search wide."

Feb. 17 - The Herald-Mail reported on 2010 National Superintendent of the Year Betty Morgan in a story headlined, "Lawmakers honor Morgan for winning national award."

Feb. 16 - The Herald-Mail reported on 2010 National Superintendent of the Year Betty Morgan in a story headlined, "Washington Co. Public Schools chief's contract renewed."

Feb. 16 - The School Transportation News blog looked at "Reaching Out to Superintendents on Transportation Issues."

Feb. 15 - Dan Domenech commented on schools and the economic downturn in an article headlined "District battles budget woes while looking for new chief" in the State newspaper in South Carolina. "As tough as things were this year," Domenech said, "next year will be tougher, and the real fear is that the following year will be the toughest of all."

Feb. 11 - eSchool News reported on AASA's 2010 National Conference on Education.

Feb. 11 - CBS 13 WJZ Baltimore, “Western Md. School Official Wins National Honor.”

Feb. 11 - The Phoenix Business Journal reported that "National Conference of Educators draws thousands to downtown Phoenix."

Feb. 11 -Washington Examiner, “Western Md. school official wins national honor.”

Feb. 11 - The Baltimore Sun reported that "Washington County's Morgan named national superintendent of the year."

Feb. 11 - WHAG-TV in Maryland reported "Elizabeth Morgan Wins National Superintendent of the Year."
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Feb. 11 - The Baltimore Local Spur reported "Maryland Superintendent Elizabeth Molina Morgan Named 2010 National Superintendent of the Year."

Feb. 10 - The Miami Herald noted AASA's support for First Lady Michelle Obama's "Let's Move" campaign in a story headlined "Experts laud first lady's childhood-obesity fight."

Feb. 10 - A White House statement noted AASA's support for First Lady Michelle Obama's "Let's Move" campaign.

Feb. 10 - Education Week's "Schools and the Stimulus" blog referenced AASA's research on education stimulus funding.

Feb. 10 - In an Education Week story headlined "State Lawmakers Warn of Federal Intrusion on Education," Dan Domenech commented on a report from the National Conference of State Legislatures warning that the education agenda being pushed by the Obama administration is shaping up to be as prescriptive as No Child Left Behind. "There is concern that the policies that the Obama administration is advocating are, to some extent, as intrusive as NCLB was,” said Domenech. “They are effectively dangling states to jump through hoops and agree to do all the things that the federal government believes they should do."

Feb. 7 - In a story in the Virginia Pilot, "Dwindling funding may be bigger class sizes," Dan Domenech noted that state leaders and superintendents across the country are thinking about resizing classes as a way to help cut costs.

Feb. 5 - Special Ed Connection reported on AASA's criticism of a House bill on restraint and seclusion in schools.

Feb. 3 - A story in The Hill, "The Story Behind The Bill: Rep. Miller finds school discipline too extreme," included comments from AASA's Mary Kusler.

Feb. 2 - An ABC News article, "Obama Plans Revamp of 'No Child Left Behind' Education Law," included comments from Dan Domenech on the downside of competitive grants. "Domenech... says small school districts, where the superintendent is the only administrator, don't have the resources to compete and will lose out on funds. 'That has been communicated to us extensively by our members -- they're telling us, "Hey, I'm the superintendent, basically the chief cook and bottle-washer in our community and it's just me and I don't have the capacity and ability to start writing applications."'"

Feb. 2 - Dan Domenech was interviewed on the WNYC radio program The Takeaway about the Obama Administration's plans to overhaul ESEA.

Feb. 2 - Bruce Hunter commented in a Bloomberg story headlined "Obama Seeks to Replace ‘No Child’ Accountability."

Feb. 2 – In the USA Today story “Expulsion feeds debate on online rights,” Dan Domenech commented that “schools are wrestling with how to handle students' free-speech and privacy rights online.”

Feb. 1 - AASA's Bruce Hunter commented in a New York Times article headlined "Obama to Seek Sweeping Change in ‘No Child’ Law."

Feb. 1 - Dan Domenech commented on school budget struggles in a Wall Street Journal story headlined "Ailing Schools Turn to Voters for Help."

Jan. 31 - AASA's Mary Kusler commented in a story headlined "Autism may force schools to shift money" in the Register Citizen.

Jan. 31 - AASA's Mary Kusler commented in a story headlined "Face of autism too white?" in the New Haven Register.

Jan. 31 - Dan Domenech contributed to the U.S. Green Building Council's K-12 Schools Update.

Jan. 28 - Education Week, "Obama to Seek Up to $4 Billion Boost for Education"

Jan. 28 - The Tech & Learning blog published the AASA statement on President Obama's State of the Union address

Jan. 26 - The Gadsden Times reported on the Childhood Obesity Leadership Academy co-sponsored by AASA.

Jan. 19 – An Education Week story, “District Stances on Race to Top Plans Vary,” quoted AASA’s Mary Kusler, who noted, “There’s been confusion and conflicting information about how binding those [Race to the Top] MOUs will be,” Ms. Kusler said. “There seems to be a different answer depending on which state you are in.”

Jan. 18 - The Mt. Vernon Register-News reported that Mt. Vernon City Schools District 80 received a $1,000 Urgent Need Mini-Grant from AASA.

Jan. 15 - The Niles Daily Star referenced AASA data on the economy and schools in a story headlined "Recovery funds a lifesaver for local schools."

Jan. 13 - The SnoValley Star reported that Snoqualmie Elementary School Principal Cori Pflug received the S.D. Shankland Award from AASA.

Jan. 13 - Coverage of the 2010 AASA National Superintendent of the Year event at the National Press Club on Jan. 12 included:

Jan. 13 - The Sacramento Bee reported on the Leadership Through Communication Award, sponsored by AASA, the National School Public Relations Association and AlertNow, in a story headlined "Twin Rivers district reaches out to parents."

Jan. 12 - Dan Domenech was quoted in a Washington Post story headlined "Union head to propose tying test scores, teacher evaluations."

Jan. 10 - A Cincinnati Enquirer story, "Schools tell good news through Internet," quoted AASA Executive Consultant Kitty Porterfield and referenced her AASA book, Why School Communication Matters, Strategies for PR Professionals.

Jan. 10 - Dan Domenech commented on superintendent contracts in the Pittsburgh Tribune Review story, "Foundations to pay tax on Pittsburgh Public Schools chief's life insurance policy."

Jan. 8 - Dan Domenech talking about responsible internet use in a story in the Montgomery County Wise Parenting Examiner headlined "Parenting 101: Talking with your child about sexting."

Jan. 7 - The Public School Review referenced AASA online content on responsible Internet use in a story headlined "Protecting Public School Students from 'Sexting'"

Jan. 7 - The Argus Leader referenced AASA data on superintendent tenure in a story headlined "Sioux Falls superintendent gets raise, five more years."

Jan. 6 - The Farragut Press referenced AASA data on schools and the economy.

Jan. 6 - Dan Domenech commented on the superintendent search process in a story in the Voice of San Diego headlined "School Board: Something Needs to Change in Superintendent Search."

Jan. 4 - An editorial in Product Design and Development headlined "What Does It Mean To Have A Creative Workforce" referenced a joint AASA study on the workforce.