School Administrator: Civility in the Classroom & Community

AASA’s latest magazine issue examines the role for school leaders in orchestrating civil discourse in an unruly world. Superintendent Julie Hackett, in cover story, writes about finding voices of reason, and other articles address cultural glue in school communities, building civic enlightenment among students and a promising media literacy curriculum

Redefining Ready: Getting Kids To Dream Beyond High School

Nearly 80 superintendents and other school district cabinet officials are meeting in Virginia Beach, as part of the AASA Redefining Ready! Consortium, to share and discover the ways we encourage our students to dream beyond high school graduation.

AASA's Digital Consortium Visits Mehlville School District in St. Louis, Mo.

Champions of technology in our public schools kicked off the Spring 2018 AASA Digital Consortium meeting in St. Louis, Mo., with a visit to the Mehlville School District, where Chris Gaines, the president-elect of AASA, is superintendent.

"Not one more student murdered in school."

AASA was proud to support the National Day of Action to Stop Gun Violence in Our Schools on April 20, 2018. Through this day of action, teachers, families, students, administrators and community members engageed in acts of advocacy and civic engagement in and around their schools. AASA also shared resources for school and gun safety discussions and advocacy that support superintendents and students.



Submit Your Proposal to Present at AASA's 2019 National Conference on Education

AASA is searching for the “best of the best” presenters to engage attendees in conversations around cutting edge trends, issues and solutions in education. Participation as a presenter will help attendees increase their leadership skills and professional competence, provide for an exchange of ideas and solutions and help attendees address the controversial issues facing today’s educators.

School Administrator Magazine’s Extras Video on Civil Discourse

A two-minute video, related to AASA's April magazine on civility in the classroom and community, features Julie Hackett, superintendent in Taunton, Mass., and author of the cover story titled, "Where Are Our Voices of Reason?"

Middle School Kindness Challenge

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 school climate during the critical middle school years.  Teaching children how to be more empathetic and manage their emotions and actions helps make them be better equipped to navigate our world.




Support Our Nation's Public Schools

On behalf of more than 50 million children that attend our nation’s public schools, AASA's I Love Public Education 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.
AASA, The School Superintendents Association advocates for equitable access for all students to the highest quality public education, and develops and supports school system leaders.
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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. 
Join a delegation of superintendents and school business officials this summer in Washington, D.C.

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 School Discipline Guidance
AASA shared a statement reflecting the organization’s views of the 2014 Dear Colleague Letter on the Nondiscriminatory Administration of School Discipline at the School Safety and Climate Summit meeting held on April 4, 2018, at the U.S. Department of Education.




 AASA Leadership Services

The video highlights AASA's Leadership Service Department and some of the leader consortia administered by the organization. A number of AASA members and other administrators provide testimonials on behalf of the leadership programs

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