February 2024: School Administrator

Graphic cover of February issue of School Administrator magazine showing a man and woman in front of computer motherboard holding shields
Cybersecurity & Data Privacy

This issue examines how superintendents are defending their school districts from cyberattacks and protecting their students’ data.

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Editor's Note
Extracurricular Writing

I’ve been impressed by the increasing number of AASA members who have been turning to book writing and periodic blog writing to articulate what’s inside their heads when it comes to running school systems in this most challenging of times.

In case you missed our January issue, you’ll find evidence of their substantive contributions to the book publishing front. We compiled a list of 44 titles that were authored or co-authored by an AASA member between 2020 and the present. It’s an impressive collection that includes a few highly personal accounts of their work lives, a book for young children and other works commanding attention on timely and relevant matters (Equity-Focused Leaders, The Trust Imperative and Leading Through Chaos, to cite just a few titles).

Further evidence of the writing bug among school leaders can be found in the professional blogs they maintain. Our magazine staff has created a directory of several dozen on the AASA website, where the best of the bunch are those education leaders who contribute their observations and reflections at least once a month.

I find it valuable to learn what’s on their minds. That explains why you’ll find two My View columns appearing in this issue that originated as postings elsewhere: “I Don’t Have an Opinion on That” by Chris Kennedy and “Saying ‘Sorry’ as a Basis to Good Relations” by Brian Ricca.

If you’re working now on a book or maintaining a blogsite that’s not on AASA’s radar, I hope you’ll reach out to let me know of your extracurricular writing efforts. I’d sure like to learn from you.

Jay P. Goldman
Editor, School Administrator
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 jgoldman@aasa.org
 @JPGoldman

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