The School Administrator

April 1997Building Technology Leadership: The Missing Link

Features

  • Technology in the Schools, So What?

    by Stephen L. Kleinsmith

    How can you respond to those who still question the merits of technology use? The author, who is director of secondary education in a district in Omaha, Neb., raises the common queries and provides some answers. Also: One district’s learning outcomes from technology.

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  • Building Leadership Technology

    by Lewis A. Rhodes


    Effective system leadership will require superintendents to link the tools and processes available through technology more directly to desired outcomes. Also: AASA forms partnership with the Family Education Network. The author is a consultant on educational technology.

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  • Connecting Leadership and Learning

    by Lewis A. Rhodes with Paul D. Houston


    AASA’s position paper on the National Center for Connected Learning. Lew Rhodes is a consultant on educational technology, and Paul Houston is AASA executive director.

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  • Building an Adaptive Information System

    by Jesse Rodriguez

    The director of management information systems in Tucson, Ariz., details how his school district has wrestled with the constant challenges of technology.

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  • 10 ‘Must Ask’ Questions When Developing a Technology Plan

    by James Oliver


    While superintendents don’t need to know technical details, they should have a firm grasp on technology from an executive perspective, according to a national consultant. Also: How to review a technology purchase proposal.

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Profile

    Robert G. Witten by JAY P. GOLDMAN



    executive director, Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit, Lewisburg, Pa.

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    Departments

    Focus

    Surefire Ways To Circumvent Costly Lawsuits by Beverley Cush Evans and James E. Henderson



    assistant professor and dean, respectively, School of Education, Duquesne University

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    Guest Column

    The Best Advice I Ever Received by James A. Sandfort



    superintendent, Lindbergh School District, St. Louis, Mo.

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    President's Corner

    Thurow: Great Optimism Is Competing With Great Pessimism by Donald R. Thompson



    president, AASA

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    Focus

    Managing Conflict at Public Forums by John E. Regan



    manager of secondary education, South Washington County Schools, Cottage Grove, Minn.

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    Guest Column

    No More Shopping Lists for Technology by Alan November


    senior partner, Educational Renaissance Planners, Chicago

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    Federal Dateline

    Turn to AASA Online for Electronic Alerts by Nick Penning



    policy analyst, AASA

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