Media Advisory: Nation’s Superintendents Meet for AASA’s Leadership Advocacy Conference

Contact: Jimmy Minichello,, 703.774.6953

Alexandria, Va., July 8, 2013 – Hundreds of superintendents from across the country will gather in Arlington, Va., to discuss the most pressing issues facing public education at AASA’s Leadership Advocacy Conference to be held July 9-11, 2013, at the Crystal Gateway Marriott. Topics to be addressed include ESEA reauthorization, school safety, closing the achievement gap, public school finance, education technology and school governance. As part of the program, attendees are also visiting Capitol Hill to discuss these critical issues with their members of Congress and other education policy leaders.

HOSTED BY: AASA, The School Superintendents Association

WHEN: July 9 – 11, 2013

WHERE: Crystal Gateway Marriott, 1700 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Arlington, Va.

Presenters Include:

  • Chairman John Kline (R-MN), House Education and the Workforce Committee
  • Roberto Rodriguez, Special Assistant to the President for Education, White House Domestic Policy Council
  • Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel, Federal Communications Commission
  • Jo-Marie St. Martin, General Counsel and Chief of Legislative Operations for House Speaker, John Boehner
  • Cynthia Kain, Senior Campaign Specialist, National Education Association
  • John See, Deputy Director, Research and Strategic Initiatives, American Federation of Teachers
  • Lindsay Burke, Will Skillman Fellow, Heritage Foundation
  • Barry Lynn, Executive Director, Americans United
  • Maree Sneed, Partner, Hogan Lovells

Click here for a conference agenda.

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