|Deja Vu: 1983 Tuition Tax Credit Could Resurface in 2011
A 1983-defeated Senate bill that would have given private school tuition credits may re-emerge this year as some in Congress may see a tuition-tax credit program as a silver bullet to lower taxes, divert money and power from the Department of Education, and give financial support to religious and secular private schools. Read about this and other issues on the legislative agenda in AASA's award-winning blog, The Leading Edge.
Develop More Effective Teachers
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New Website Provides Access to National, State Data
A new U.S. Department of Education website provides access to key national and state education data, highlighting the progress and encouraging communities to engage in a conversation about their schools. The initial version of the Education Dashboard contains 16 indicators including participation in early childhood education and completion of postsecondary education.
Common Core Standards
- A Primer
Resources on all facets of the Common Core Standards including links on the standards, the adoption by the states and timelines is available at Pearson Education's website.
- After Adoption, What Comes Next?
The National Association of State Boards of Education offers a free policy update outlining issues for state policymakers to consider when addressing Common Core implementation.
Virginia, Hawaii Schools Win Architecture Awards
See photos and read jury comments of the winners of the 2011 Shirley Cooper and Walter Taylor Architectural Awards and Honorable Citations.
With Technology, Schools Transform Learning
Leaders from the public, private, and nonprofit sectors examined how to best leverage information and communications technology to transform education. Transcripts and podcasts of the discussion are available here.
Chinese Guest Teacher Program: Apply by February 15
Launch or expand a Chinese language and culture program in your school by hosting a visiting Chinese teacher for the 2011-12 school year. Learn more.
New! Leaders Make it Happen Co-published with AASA
Leaders Make it Happen! provides administrators with both the research and practical applications on how to make improvements at the classroom, school, and district levels.
Superintendents Apply Expertise in Other Settings
The School Administrator's February issue examines how superintendents apply their expertise and skills to side ventures such as adjunct professorships, book and writing projects, and consulting jobs. Plus, AASA Executive Director Dan Domenech reports on his visits to schools in Israel as part of an AASA delegation sponsored by the American-Israel Friendship League.
The Conference Daily Online
AASA will provide daily coverage of key speakers, topical sessions and award announcements at the AASA national conference in Denver, along with a photo gallery and a conference blog involving three AASA members. The site will be updated each day at www.aasa.org starting Feb. 16.
Delayed Magazine Delivery
Because of a new cost-saving process for mailing our magazine, AASA members may find they are receiving their issues of The School Administrator in the middle of each month rather than the first several days of the month. Please report nondelivery of any issues to firstname.lastname@example.org. The magazine is posted to the www.aasa.org on the first of the month.
AASA Media Center
AASA Executive Director, Dan Domenech, talks about the US Department of Education's Conference on Labor-Management Collaboration. Watch video on YouTube. [3:41]
Feb. 17-19, 2011 - National Conference on Education, Denver, Colo.
Mar. 22-23, 2011 - Leading Bold Change Workshop, Arlington, Va.
Apr. 6-7, 2011 - Inside Innovation Workshop, Arlington, Va.
May 18-19, 2011 - Leading Bold Change Workshop, Arlington, Va.
Oct. 19-20, 2011 - Inside Innovation Workshop, Arlington, Va.
Nov. 15-16, 2011 - Inside Innovation Workshop, Arlington, Va.