School System Leaders Gather in Phoenix for National Conference on Education; U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan To Address Conference

Feb. 11, 2010

Phoenix, Ariz. - School system leaders from around the nation are gathering in Phoenix for the National Conference on Education, the annual meeting of the American Association of School Administrators, Feb. 11-13, 2010. The conference will address critical issues affecting public education, including education reform, federal stimulus funding, budgeting in the new economy and the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, currently known as No Child Left Behind.

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will highlight the importance of leadership and the role of school superintendents in boosting student achievement and supporting school reform on Friday, Feb. 12. Sec. Duncan will speak at approximately 9:45 a.m., during the General Session from 9:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.

Other keynote speakers will include:

  • Malcolm Gladwell, author of The Tipping Point, Blink and Outliers (Feb. 11)
  • Geoffrey Canada, president and chief executive, Harlem Children’s Zone (Feb. 12)
  • Mika Brzezinski, co-host, Morning Joe, and news anchor, MSNBC (Feb. 13)


RSVP: Members of the press, pleaseR.S.V.P. to Amy Vogt at When you arrive on-site, please pick up your press pass at the AASA Information Kiosk, located in Foyer Hall 1 of the Phoenix Convention Center. Review the media guidelines.

About AASA
The American Association of School Administrators, founded in 1865, is the professional organization for more than 13,000 educational leaders in the United States and throughout the world. AASA’s mission is to support and develop effective school system leaders who are dedicated to the highest quality public education for all children.