One and the Same: College and Workforce Readiness
BY MATT GIANNESCHI
Changing demographics, along with raised expectations of employers, make the two skill sets inseparable and indistinguishable from one another.
Readiness in the District Ranks
BY ROBERT P. GIRA
Meshing career preparation, academic preparation and support structures identified by the AVID College Readiness System.
Goodbye to the Voc-Ed Stereotype
BY MICHAEL F. FITZPATRICK
An investment in career and technical education is paying dividends in the information-age workplace that prove the merits of combining hands and minds.
A Rural Route for Career and Technical Education
BY SCOTT M. KOENIGSKNECHT AND CELENA MILLS
In a rural part of northern Michigan, an intermediate agency is addressing students’ academic needs in the same setting as their technical studies.
Contributor Michael Fitzpatrick’s role in replacing voc-ed with career and technical education.
STATE OF THE SUPERINTENDENCY
Rating Superintendents’ Training
Quality ratings by school system leaders of administrative preparation haven’t changed much over time.
BEST OF THE BLOGS
This month’s selection of five pithy insights from AASA member bloggers across the nation.
A Bullish Board Demand
At a public meeting, a school board member claims the superintendent would be “ethically remiss” for not starting an anti-bullying program districtwide. Our panel suggests appropriate responses.
The Heroic Efforts of a Shared Superintendent
BY MICHELE HANDZEL
Someone considering an opportunity to manage two neighboring school districts should not overlook the legal ramifications.
Conflicts of Interest in Board Hiring
BY MICHAEL T. ADAMSON
Nepotism policies can be helpful, but they don’t necessarily prevent favoritism among district employees who are relatives of school board members.
Districts Can Flex Muscles To Lift Principal Training
BY JODY SPIRO
A Wallace Foundation administrator says local universities ought to be pressured to revamp programs that aren’t generating quality administrator candidates.
Can Neuroscience Inform Our Rewards and Threats?
BY MARY B. HERRMANN
The author questions a study that finds the higher individuals advance in leadership capacities, the less stress they experience.
On Obama, Dinner and the Challenge of Being Superintendent
BY CHRIS KENNEDY
One school system leader’s struggle to find the proper balance between home life and the all-consuming work life.
A doctoral dissertation looks at an adaptation of the military model of leadership to the leadership of a school system.
WHY I WROTE THIS BOOK
AASA member Robert J. Manley on his motivation for co-authoring Making the Common Core Standards Work.