October 2021: School Administrator
The Arts as a School Motivator
How Richmond is using arts integration to revive an ailing school and infuse enthusiastic learning elsewhere
Elevating the Arts Across K-12
Four districts’ strategies for strengthening the arts as social-emotional ‘medicine’ for students and for nurturing creative expression
The changing party affiliations of superintendents over the past two decades.
A Dubious Job Posting
A personnel coordinator has mixed thoughts about sharing a job vacancy that has a preferred gender in mind.
The Next Victim of a Cybersecurity Attack
Any school district could be held up for ransom, so what mitigation strategies ought you consider before it happens?
Exercising Subjectivity in Performance Evaluation
If the board’s instrument for measuring its superintendent on the job doesn’t rely on objective data, then finding a suitable process is paramount.
An Emerging Social Tool: The Clubhouse App
A new audio-only tool that allows educators to host meaningful discussions with others.
Giving Students a Fighting Chance Too
A school administrator’s cancer fight and its applicability to pushing hard for students.
Lessons of a Mid-Career Learner
A veteran superintendent’s recent doctoral pursuits taught him useful things about project management.
Containing Group Health Insurance Costs
Applying due diligence when negotiating the district’s employee benefits.
Finding a Comfort Zone in the Arts
Our president found a formative home in the world of school band.
A Tumultuous Path for Those Leading the Way
The challenges of being a champion for children during a year like none other.
Dedicated to Children First
The superintendent of Edgecombe County, N.C., is described as “child-centered, committed and collaborative.”
One important quality of a periodical worth reading regularly is that it delivers content that occasionally catches readers by surprise, serving up fare that comes across as unexpected, entertaining or maybe a little quirky. We’ve always aspired to meet that standard.
A few such examples in our October issue:
- Political party affiliations of superintendents shifting over time (State of the Superintendency infographic);
- Launch of a new social media tool that allows educators in various communities to learn from each other’s experiences in real-time discussions (Social Media column); and
- A short tale (with photo) of a big-city superintendent who finds value playing in a women’s ice hockey league (Sidelight).
Suggestions from our readers play a big part in our capacity to capture and deliver these distinctive offerings in our pages so we encourage everyone in our audience to freely pass along ideas and story tips. They can be sent to email@example.com. We’re always appreciative.