AASA Statement on the 48th Annual PDK Poll


James Minichello 
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Alexandria, Va. – Aug. 29, 2016 – Daniel A. Domenech, executive director of AASA, The School Superintendents Association, issued the following statement today upon the release of the 48th Annual PDK Poll of the Public’s Attitudes Toward the Public Schools. 

“AASA applauds Josh Starr and his staff at PDK International for providing helpful information as our nation continues to work to transform education in order to meet the needs of every child.

“According to the poll, nearly three out of every four Americans surveyed want more tech education and skills-based classes in schools instead of more honors or advanced academic classes. Given the ever-changing digital world we live in, it’s critical that our high school graduates are given opportunities to demonstrate readiness for life beyond high school. This finding tell us that we, as educators, need to bring together the K-12 education, higher education and business communities to get kids ready for college and beyond. 

“In another major finding, we see schools earning high grades for communicating effectively with parents and providing opportunities for their input. I’m pleased that an increasing number of superintendents are putting the power of social media to work as a way to spread the good news about what’s happening in their school districts and communities.

Read the full press release here.

Read our blog post with additional details on the poll here.

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