The School Administrator

March 2004

March 2004Winning AdvocacyWhat's required of school leaders in delivering education's message

Features

  • Winning Advocacy

    by Jennifer Laszlo Mizrahi and Talton Gibson

    Proven techniques, supplemented by AASA polling and focus groups, for how school leaders can deliver public education’s important message.

    Similar Reading: Consider Parents Your ‘Stand Up’ Partners

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  • Market Research in Public Education

    by Michael A. Gross

    AASA is taking a systematic approach to discover public attitudes about education, track these opinions across time and help develop a strategic information campaign.read more | purchase issue
  • Winning Advocacy

    by Adam Kernan-Schloss

    Recommendations for taking charge of how you educate your communities about the performance of your schools before the news media define them as failing under federal law.

    Similar Reading: Additional Resources

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  • Advocacy at Cross Purposes

    by Kimberly Reeves

    Sometimes subgroups of superintendents within a state find themselves at odds on a contentious legislative issue before trying to work out their differences.

    Similar Reading: A Game Plan: Superintendents on the Field of Advocacy

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  • Advice to Advocates

    by Suzanne Bassi, Randy DeHoff

    Elected state officials in Illinois, Colorado and Oregon share what they view as effective and ineffective lobbying practices when educators come calling.read more | purchase issue

Profile

    James Hager: Beyond Gamesmanship in Reno by Jay P. Goldman


    His business card reads “superintendent” but James Hager also distinguishes himself as a top-notch salesperson for Washoe County, Nev.read more

    Departments

    Punchback: Answering Critics

    Taming Talk Show Dragons Without by Tom Salter


    Patience and persistence may be your best tools for dealing with radio talk show hosts who seem inclined to repeatedly bash public education.read more
    Focus

    Crisis Situations Deserve More Than a ‘No Comment’ by Jessica Lester


    Before troubles arise, it is wise to consider just how you and your fellow school administrators will communicate.
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    Guest Column

    Food Irradiation 101 by Michael T. Osterholm


    Irradiated ground beef now is permissible in school cafeterias. School leaders have nothing to fear about that, says this public health official.read more
    People

    People


    The Sidelight shines on a superintendent who basks in March Madness.read more
    Board-Savvy Superintendent

    Different Strokes for Different Folks by Frederick M. Hess


    Finding the most effective way to work with board members depends on how well the superintendent understands the political context.read more
    President’s Corner

    In Black and White, Two Views of Our Role by John R. Lawrence, president, AASA



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    Executive Perspective

    Tell It Like It Is … and Isn’t by Paul D. Houston, executive director, AASA


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