School Administrator

 

August 2013

Schools'
Role in Student
Health Care

 

Investments in mental health care, in-house clinics, healthy food policies

August 2013                                       Number 7 Vol. 70 

Features

Investing in Healthier Students
BY CHARLES E. BASCH
The author, a researcher at Columbia's Teachers College, on preventing physical, emotional and social health problems from undermining student learning.
The Schools' Role in Students' Mental Health
BY SCOTT LaFEE
What's the capacity and responsibility of K-12 educators to assess and address the mental health problems of their charges?
Delivering Health Care Inside the Schoolhouse
The Kenosha, Wis., district partners with a community health organization to operate clinics in three schools for serving students and families.
 
Competitive Foods in Schools
BY MARIAN KISCH 
In pursuit of healthier students, what can school districts do about snacks and beverages available in schools that underlie fundraisers.
 
 
Alternatives to suspending and expelling students and the zero-tolerance practices of the past.
 
 
 
Frontline

STARTING POINT
In welcoming editorial contributions from readers, the editor points to an updated calendar of monthly themes.

STATE OF THE SUPERINTENDENCY
Pay by Gender and District Size
 
An infographic connecting superintendent salaries to two key background factors, based on the latest AASA survey.

BEST OF THE BLOGS
Provocative expressions from five AASA members' blogs.

ETHICAL EDUCATOR
A Gay Principal's Aspirations

A candidate claims he's been rejected for a post because he is openly gay. Some parents had voiced concerns. Our panel sorts out the matter

LEGAL BRIEF
'2-4-6-8. What's the Sport We Love To Hate?'

BY JOY BASKIN
Mention cheerleading to just about any superintendent, and you are sure to evoke stories ranging from petty disputes to acts of violence.

BOARD-SAVVY SUPERINTENDENT
Tea Party Board Members: A Challenge and Opportunity
BY DONALD R. McADAMS
Winning over any board members who begin with critical stances is the first step in educating those in the community who support them.

MY VIEW
Tying Superintendent Performance to Teachers, Principals
BY TERRY K. HOLLIDAY
Too often, performance evaluation of superintendents and school boards is overlooked, says the state education commissioner in Kentucky.

OUR VIEW
Success by (Graphic) Design

BY THOMAS YARABINETZ AND THOMAS SHIPLEY
To guide everyone's work toward its mission, a Pennsylvania school district devised a visual road map.

Reading and Resources

RESOURCE BANK
A dissertation on which traits school board presidents value the most in a candidate for superintendent.

WHY I WROTE THIS BOOK
Thomas Evert, retired superintendent, Janesville, Wis., and AASA member since 1995, on co-authoring (with Amy Van Deuren) Making External Experts Work: Solutions for District Leaders (Rowman & Littlefield, 2011).

BOOK REVIEWS

BookBadTeacher

Bad Teacher!
by Kevin K. Kumashiro
Reviewed by
Leonard H. Elovitz

BookBecomingaStrong

Becoming a Strong Instructional Leader
by Alan C. Jones
Reviewed by
Jeff Smith

BookLeadersGuide

The Leader's Guide to 21st Century Education
by Ken Kay and
Valerie Greenhill
Reviewed by 
Diane E. Reed

BookLeadingforPowerful

Leading for
Powerful Learning

by Angela Breidenstein, Kevin Fahey,
Carl Glickman and
Frances Hensley
Reveiewed by 
Larry L. Nyland

BookLivingtheQuestions

Living the Questions
by Ruth Shagoury and Brenda Miller Power
Reviewed by 
Vickey M. Giles

 BookMakingtheCommon

Making the Common
Core Standards Work

by Robert J. Manley
and Richard J. Hawkins
Reviewed by 
Charles Rudiger


AASA Insight

PRESIDENT’S CORNER
Healthy Schools = Healthy Students

BY AMY F. SICHEL
A new AASA president kicks off her term addressing an issue of keen importance to her.

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE
Public Approval in the Face of Poverty

BY DANIEL A. DOMENECH
Our public schools still succeed, remarkably, at a time of economic malaise.

RETIREMENT TRIBUTE
A Deserved Final Bow for AASA's Chief Advocate

BY MICHELLE R. DAVIS
A tribute to Bruce Hunter, retiring after 30-plus years of Hill lobbying on behalf of school system leaders.

AASA SCHOOL SOLUTIONS
Creating a Positive Schoolwide Culture

BY BOBBI DePORTER
A professional development firm that helps students to think and act responsibly.

PEOPLE WATCH
Appointments and retirements of superintendents across the nation.

PROFILE
Wanda Cook-Robinson
BY BETSY SAMSON   
Losing funding and enrollment, the superintendent turned to her patrons in Southfield, Mich., to keep the system afloat.
 

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READER REPLY (Letters)

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