School System Leaders Gather in Savannah for AASA Youth Apprenticeship Summit

Nearly a hundred superintendents gathered in Savannah, Ga., to share best practices and winning strategies about youth apprenticeships and the important roles they play when it comes to preparing our students for success in career and life. Read more.

Equity-focused Leadership: From Acknowledgment to Self-Awareness

The Winter 2020 volume of the AASA Journal of Scholarship & Practice includes articles by scholar-practitioners who have been researching policy and practice related to the conjoined twins of inequity and racism. The content should provide leaders with a combination of research, recommendations, and tools to assist with reflection, organizational assessment, and perhaps the limitations on the “equitable distribution of goods.” Read the issue [PDF].

Addressing Youth E-Cigarette Use and Vaping in Schools

AASA, The School Superintendents Association, supports The American Heart Association (AHA) in its fight against youth e-cigarette use and vaping. AHA has created a toolkit/roadmap to help superintendents and school administrators address this epidemic within their communities. The roadmap includes valuable current resources being used across the country.

School Administrator: Educating Students with Disabilities

Join Leaders of the Learning First Alliance Groups and Sign the Pledge for Public Schools

Leaders of the Learning First Alliance groups—which AASA is a part of—represent 10 million parents, administrators, educators and school board members. In this short video, LFA leaders speak out about the importance of public education in the U.S. and sign the Pledge for Public Schools. LFA will host Public Schools Week 2020, Feb. 24-28, 2020.


Finalists Named for AASA’s 2020 National Superintendent of the Year®

“This announcement represents an opportunity for AASA to recognize the tremendous work and outstanding leadership carried out by four ambassadors of public education who I would refer to as ‘champions for children,’” said Daniel A. Domenech, executive director, AASA. “The National Superintendent of the Year® program celebrates both these education thought leaders and the critical role public education plays in our society. We are grateful to AIG Retirement Services and First Student for supporting our program.”

School Administrator Extras

A 3-minute video, tied to AASA’s January magazine issue, features Jenna Rufo, assistant superintendent for North Penn School District in Lansdale, Pa., on her district’s transformation on inclusion of students with disabilities.

AASA Names 2020 Women in School Leadership Award Finalists

“This recognition illustrates AASA’s practice of honoring our nation’s outstanding female educators and the growing need to foster pathways for more and more women who wish to advance their careers,” said Daniel A. Domenech, executive director, AASA. “Celebrating these accomplished professionals will lead to an increasing number of women entering the field of public education administration. We are extremely proud of our finalists and look forward to honoring them at our national conference.” Read the press release here. Click here to view the profiles of the Women in School Leadership finalists.

Why Rural Matters 2018-2019: The Time is Now

The Rural School and Community Trust's new 50-state report on rural education ranks states on their overall highest needs in rural education and many individual measures of progress. See the report, complete with maps, graphs and data pages on each state:

Registration Now Open — 2020 National Conference on Education

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Registration Now Open — 2020 National Conference on Education

AASA's National Conference on Education is the most comprehensive professional development and networking event for school superintendents and administrators. It is your only opportunity to get a national perspective on personalized learning as well as other critical topics impacting your district: Leadership, Transparency, Safety, Readiness and Equity.
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2020 NJ Women's Leadership Conference

NJASA/AASA/NJPSA's fifth annual two-day conference for key school leaders. Female Educators and their communities will benefit from the information presented at this conference. Register today at

Welcome New AASA Members

AASA members are the chief public education advocates in their districts. They advance equity in their school systems and champion children's causes in their communities and at the national level. As education leaders, AASA members set the pace for academic achievement. They help shape policy, oversee its implementation and represent school districts to the public at large.
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AASA members receive all AASA benefits and services, including legal support program, member discounts, eligibility to vote and to hold elected office and more.  Learn more.

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AASA represents the dreams, educational expertise and concerns of nearly 10,000 local school system leaders to the three branches of the federal government.  Learn more. 

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AASA is committed to delivering effective professional learning and encourages the use of Standards for Professional Learning, as a guide for developing opportunities that lead to effective teaching practices, supportive leadership, and improved student results. Learn more.  

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The AASA Leadership Network drives superintendent success, innovation and growth, shaping the future of public education while preparing students for what's next. We are the largest, most diverse network of superintendents and aspiring superintendents in America. Passionate and committed, the AASA Leadership Network connects education leaders to the professional learning, leadership development, relationships and partnerships they need to ensure a long career of impact.

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