The School Administrator

Aug 06 Cover

August 2006 Number 7, Vol. 63Ventures OnlineSchool distrticts expand virtual course options for students

Features

Profile

    The Value of Open Relationships by Jay P. Goldman


    Superintendent Carl Roberts has built powerful relationships inside and outside the Cecil County, Md., school system.

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    Departments

    Board-Savvy Superintendent

    Moving to Your Next Stage ... Beyond the Boardroom by D. Gil Kettelhut


    How to avoid becoming a meddling retiree after you leave the superintend-ency but stay behind in your town.read more
    Focus

    Relief for the Financially Troubled District by Brian N. Spector


    The tale of a distressed district that wants to reduce taxes, pay its bond debt and save its schools. One attorney's answer: Chapter 9 bankruptcy.read more

    Information-Based Bargaining for a New Age by Robert L. Zorn


    An Ohio superintendent describes an alternative way of negotiation.read more

    A Powerful Partnership Impacts a Community by Rodney R. Lafon


    The superintendent in St. Charles Parish, La., shares the lessons students are taught when a school district forges a relationship with external entities.read more
    Guest Columns

    From the Dais of Diplomacy by Suzette Lovely


    The author discovered a profound message regarding the art of leadership in the words of former Secretary of State Colin Powell.read more

    Landmines in the Pathway of the Superintendency by David E. Lee


    Navigate your way through the treacherous school board arena while sidestepping moral and emotional conflicts, according to a former superintendent.read more
    Tech Leadership

    The Five Best Accelerators in Schools by Robert J. Moore


    A veteran school district administrator pinpoints the five investments in technology that every school system should be making.read more
    President's Corner

    Show Up, Step Up by Eugene G. White


    In his first official column, the new AASA president, Eugene White of Indianapolis, Ind., builds his case for the importance of member participation in the rebuilding of New Orleans in the coming year by attending the national conference.read more
    Executive Perspective

    The Gap Clap Trap by Paul D. Houston


    No Child Left Behind forces schools to educate children as a group instead of as individuals with unique ways of learning.read more
    Systems Thinking

    Systemic Improvement To Raise Achievement by Mary Jo Kramer


    What kind of stewardship must superintendents provide to improve student learning?read more
    People

    People


    The latest comings and goings in the school system ranks, plus the Sidelight shines on a superintendent who doubles as a singing cowboy in Colorado.read more