The School Administrator

August 07 Cover

August 2007 Number 7, Vol. 64Where's Graduate Study Going?Eliminating the Ed.D., online doctorates, training nontraditionals

Features

Profile

    A Simple Formula for a Complex Place by Jay P. Goldman


    Brenda Dietrich operates under a spotlight even brighter than most, leading a suburban Kansas school district populated by high-expectation types from government and business.

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    Departments

    Board-Savvy Superintendent

    A Healthy Recipe for a Presidential Relationship by Doug Eadie


    Superintendents who take the time and trouble to build a solid working partnership with their school board president have realized a powerful return on their investment.read more
    Focus

    Navigating Your Entry in a New Community by Nadine Binkley


    For a superintendent, a positive entrance into a new position and community is critical.read more

    When Toilet Paper Becomes a Safety Concern by David Moscinski


    Good planning, well ahead of homecoming, can help eliminate the problem of misbehaving hordes of students. But a long-standing tradition can take some time to break.read more
    Guest Column

    Why We Invest in Board-Certified Teachers by Michael N. Riley


    A veteran superintendent in Washington state first learned about national board certification for teachers not from a journal or a workshop but from a teacher — and soon thereafter from many teachers — and that has made all the difference.read more
    People

    People


    The latest look at the superintendent turnstile — promotions and retirements across the land. The Sidelight falls on Sandra Mercier, a superintendent who also runs an apple orchard, a longtime family business.read more
    Tech Leadership

    What’s That in Your Students’ Pockets? by Jim Hirsch


    How prepared are school staffs for today’s scenario where students bring a wide array of personal technology devices into classrooms?read more
    President's Corner

    At the Heart of AASA by Sarah D. Jerome


    In her debut column, AASA’s elected leader says her mission as association president is to champion public education and the children served by public schools.read more
    Executive Perspective

    Burning Thoughts on a Snowy Day by Paul D. Houston


    AASA’s executive director finds hours of thinking pleasure just outside his office window — and a commentary on racism, placeism and testism.read more
    Federal Dateline

    Scholars Shoot Down Chicken Little Theories by Bruce Hunter


    AASA’s government relations chief shares a recent learning experience that compared contrasting theories of how to change the direction and function of public education.read more