National Communications Groups Honor AASA Publications


James Minichello
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Alexandria, Va. – July 23, 2020 – Association Media and Publishing named School Administrator, the monthly magazine published by AASA, The School Superintendents Association, the Silver Medalist in its 2020 EXCEL Awards program. The magazine shared the Silver with the American Society of Landscape Architects in the Magazine – General Excellence category for associations with between 10,001 and 20,000 members. School Administrator’s entry consisted of the May, June and August 2019 issues.

In addition, both School Administrator and Conference Daily Online, AASA’s e-publication that provides daily coverage during the organization’s annual National Conference on Education, received the Award of Excellence, the top level of recognition, in the National School Public Relations Association’s 2020 Publications and Digital Media Awards competition.

Jay P. Goldman serves as editor of both publications. Liz Griffin is managing editor of School Administrator.

“We are grateful and humbled to be recognized by Association Media and Publishing and the National School Public Relations Association, two well-respected organizations focused on outstanding communication,” said Goldman. “We are pleased that school system leaders and other advocates of public education who receive the magazine and our conference publication have access to rich content that is routinely generated largely by our members—the nation’s foremost thought leaders in K-12 education.”

NSPRA’s national competition recognized School Administrator in the magazine category for its June 2019 issue, which addressed the changing forces of parenthood and childhood. (The only other association magazine to receive the Award of Excellence was the Texas Association of School Boards.)
Conference Daily Online was honored with the Award of Excellence in the newsletter-external audience category for its daily multimedia coverage over several days of AASA’s National Conference on Education in San Diego in February.
NSPRA’s Publications and Digital Media Awards recognize outstanding education publications, e-newsletters, digital media programs, radio/TV/video programs, social media, infographics, blogs and websites. The contest received more than 700 entries this year.


About AASA
AASA, The School Superintendents Association, founded in 1865, is the professional organization for more than 13,000 educational leaders in the United States and throughout the world. AASA’s mission is to support and develop effective school system leaders who are dedicated to equitable access for all students to the highest quality public education. For more information, visit