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STARTING POINTA local leader’s zealous efforts to connect his students in Michigan to the skills they’ll need to succeed in the worldwide marketplace.
BEST OF THE BLOGSOur monthly installation of five excerpts of superintendent blogs worth following.
ETHICAL EDUCATORPartying Lacrosse PlayersVarsity athletes turn up in online photos of a party with alcohol present. Our panel sorts out the options.
LEGAL BRIEFWhat You Want Covered by Your ContractBY MAREE F. SNEEDWith a fresh job offer in hand, the superintendent ought to turn next to legal counsel to discuss provisions that might get overlooked in the euphoria.
TECH LEADERSHIPThe Case for School District AppsBY CODY CUNNINGHAM Why are so many school districts reluctant to address mobile websites and apps for handhelds?
BOARD-SAVVY SUPERINTENDENTThe Board Member as Public SurveyorBY RICHARD E. MAYERWhat could possibly be wrong with a school board member’s personal efforts to solicit public input on an important issue facing the district?
MY VIEWWho Can You Trust About Educational Technology?BY RICHARD ROSE A Microsoft engineer turned education professor offers four reasons why claims about technology should be viewed with skepticism.
MY VIEWInnovation Also Has to Mean Walking AwayBY CHRIS KENNEDYWe are much better at initiating programs in K-12 education than we are at ending those that have outgrown their usefulness.
MY VIEWIncreasing Class Size: Sound and Cost EffectiveBY PHILIP S. CICEROSuccess is not related to how many kids are in the room as much as the capacity of the instructor.RESOURCE BANKA recent doctoral study examines whether superintendent longevity influences a district’s student achievement.
Class Warfareby Steven BrillReviewed byPaul M. Hewitt
Finnish Lessonsby Pasi SahlbergReviewed byLyle C. Ailshie
The Instructional Leader and the Brainby Margaret GlickReviewed by Edythe B. Austermuhl
Lead With Purpose by John BaldoniReveiewed by Jeff Smith
Leadership Secrets of Attila the Hunby Wess RobertsReviewed by George E. Pawlas
Surpassing Shanghaiedited by Marc S. TuckerReviewed by Art Stellar
PRESIDENT’S CORNERLocal Action With a Global ImpactBY BENNY L. GOODENLocal citizens are pushing to generate graduates with the skills requisite in the world arena.
EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVEIntelligent Comparisons With National StandardsBY DANIEL A. DOMENECHIn global comparisons, only a national test will lead to valid and reliable measures of student standing.
AASA SCHOOL SOLUTIONSTaming the Teacher Evaluation TsunamiBY JOHN RAYMOND Streamlining the application of data for personnel performance assessments. PEOPLE WATCH Our roll call of AASA members who’ve advanced in their careers or retired in recent months.PROFILESandra S. ThorstensonBY PAUL RIEDE Rising from the same low-income neighborhood in the district near Los Angeles she now leads. READER REPLY (Letters)
PEOPLE WATCH Our roll call of AASA members who’ve advanced in their careers or retired in recent months.
PROFILESandra S. ThorstensonBY PAUL RIEDE Rising from the same low-income neighborhood in the district near Los Angeles she now leads.
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