School Administrator: Social-Emotional Learning and School Climate

AASA’s latest magazine issue examines how social-emotional learning can make schools developmentally healthy places. Articles touch on what makes social-emotional learning so important, how districts introduced social-emotional learning into the schools and the efforts of communities to reduce student suspensions.

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Help Foster Kindness in Schools!

AASA is a lead partner with the Middle School Kindness Challenge, spearheaded by Stand for Children. The Challenge is a free, low-lift way to foster social and emotional development and improve your school environment during the critical middle school years. Sign up for the Fall 2018 Challenge today!

School Administrator Extras

A 2-minute video, related to AASA’s September magazine on social-emotional learning, features Washoe County, Nev., superintendent Traci Davis, whose has implemented SEL and seen her school district’s graduation rate and academic outcomes rise.

AASA Launches Leaders Matter Campaign

A school district can only be as strong as its leader. AASA’s Leaders Matter campaign is a new initiative that brings to the forefront powerful contributions being made day in and day out by the outstanding men and women charged with leading our school districts.

New School Safety & Crisis Planning Resource

In response to the growing violence in our public schools shattering communities throughout the U.S., AASA, The School Superintendents Association, has released “School Safety & Crisis Planning,” a toolkit for proactive best practices before, during and after a crisis.
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Leaders Matter Campaign

AASA, The School Superintendents Association has launched its Leaders Matter campaign to showcase school districts where the exemplary leadership of the superintendent has resulted in meaningful, measurable outcomes for the schools, students and communities they serve. Learn more.

School Safety and Crisis Planning Toolkit

This toolkit comprised of a set of online resources to assist school districts before, during and after a crisis. This package features a myriad of resources as well as a select group of safety leaders throughout the U.S. who are ready to provide peer-to-peer guidance about a variety of crises, including shootings, hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, fires, suicides and other major disruptions that come without notice. Learn more.

I Love Public Education Campaign

The campaign is designed to facilitate deliberate conversations and strong, meaningful actions on the efforts to bolster our schools to best support the students they serve. Learn more.

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AASA members receive all AASA benefits and services, including legal support program, member discounts, eligibility to vote and to hold elected office and more.  Learn more.

Policy and Advocacy

AASA represents the dreams, educational expertise and concerns of nearly 10,000 local school system leaders to the three branches of the federal government.  Learn more. 

Professional Learning

AASA is committed to delivering effective professional learning and encourages the use of Standards for Professional Learning, as a guide for developing opportunities that lead to effective teaching practices, supportive leadership, and improved student results. Learn more.  

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AASA Issues Statement on Proposal to Arm Teachers
"AASA is against the Department’s proposed use of public education dollars to put guns in the hands of classroom teachers. The idea of diverting funds to create an arsenal inside the walls of our school buildings does not align with what is best for the health and well-being of our children."




NCE 2019: Effective Leadership Creates Success

"Whenever we have a chance to learn from one another, that's a good thing. I like to come to this particular conference because it's superintendents and I learn from all the different things I hear and all the things that I attend." — Robert Mitchell, superintendent, Cumberland School Department, R.I.

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