The School Administrator Magazine Wins 2008 Images in Media Award

January 8, 2009

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Amy Vogt
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Arlington, Va. – The School Administrator has won the 2008 Images in Media Award from TASH, the leading international disability association working on equity, diversity and quality of life for people with significant disabilities. The award is presented annually to the media outlet that does the most to promote positive images of people with significant disabilities.

The School Administrator is the monthly magazine of the American Association of School Administrators. It is delivered to every public school superintendent in the United States and provides big-picture perspectives and collegial discussions on a broad range of topics in education, leadership, instructional materials, and resources unique to the education community.

TASH honored the magazine for its September 2008 issue, which addressed the inclusion of students with disabilities in the mainstream of public schools as well as implementation of response to intervention. The award was announced at TASH’s annual conference, Dec. 3-5, 2008, in Nashville, Tenn. The School Administrator was the lone recipient.

“We are delighted to present the 2008 Images in Media Award to The School Administrator,” said Barbara Trader, executive director of TASH Inc. “The magazine has been a strong proponent of full inclusion in America’s schools and a great friend to children with disabilities.”

“We are honored to be recognized with this year’s award,” said Jay Goldman, editor of The School Administrator. “Inclusion benefits everyone in the class room, and we are proud to be playing a role in promoting full inclusion in our schools.”

For 33 years, TASH, a Washington-based organization, has been the leader in advancing inclusive communities through research, education and advocacy. TASH’s members are people with disabilities, family members, advocates and professionals working together to build capacity so all people, no matter their perceived level of disability, are included and involved in all aspects of society.

 

About AASA
The American Association of School Administrators, founded in 1865, is the professional organization for more than 13,000 educational leaders across the United States. AASA’s mission is to support and develop effective school system leaders who are dedicated to the highest quality public education for all children. AASA’s major focus is standing up for public education. For more information, visit www.aasa.org.