The School Administrator

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September 2009 Number 8, Vol. 66Navigating the LabyrinthFor women superintendents, it's more than a glass ceiling

Features

Profile

    Bridging Gulfs Near and Far by Paul Riede


    The superintendent in the well-off community of Simsbury, Conn., finds ways to bridge gulfs between people near and far.

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    Departments

    Board-Savvy Superintendent

    The Rogue Member in the Boardroom by MICHAEL T. ADAMSON


    The introduction of one new board of education member can change everything. The best solution may be containment — limiting the rogue’s circle of influence.

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    Focus

    Delivering a Presentation That Zings by RON DIETEL


    A communications director has developed recommendations to help others improve the quality of their public presentations. Top of the list is this: Practice, practice, practice.
    40 Intellectual Property: Mining Gold in Your Backyard

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    Intellectual Property: Mining Gold in Your Backyard by CAROL SIMPSON


    By creating curricular material and classroom assessment tools, school districts are positioned to generate revenue through the marketing and sale of this property to other schools. A few districts have begun to capitalize.

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    Guest Column

    Today’s Children: Asset or Liability? by GARY A. BURTON


    The author has been wondering how community residents view school-aged children in hard financial times. He feels good about the choice of his own town.

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    Tech Leadership

    Why Superintendents Need a Vision for Technology by KEITH R. KRUEGER


    When superintendents do not see technology oversight as part of their job, they neglect their role in supporting a 21st-century learning environment, according to the CEO of the Consortium for School Networking.

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    President's Corner

    From the Press Box to the Sidelines by MARK T. BIELANG


    Whether your goal is a winning sports campaign or a productive school year, September marks the start of a new season. It’s time to gather your team, develop your game plan and coach your players to victory.

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    Executive Perspective

    First Impressions of China by DANIEL A. DOMENECH


    Fresh observations of schooling in the Heilongjiang Province of China, where AASA’s executive director led a summer expedition of 25 AASA members as guests of the College Board and Hanban, a nonprofit educational organization. The author found himself surprised by what he experienced.

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    People

    People


    This month’s collection of professional career transitions: appointments, retirements, deaths.

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