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Advocacy That Yields Good Results

More than 200 superintendents, including members of AASA’s Executive Committee and Governing Board, gathered in Washington, D.C. earlier this month to take part in this year’s Legislative Advocacy Conference. The Association of School Business Officials International partnered with AASA this year and a number of school business officials were in attendance, including John Musso, ASBO’s executiv...

Posted By James Minichello | 7/14/2015 4:40:22 PM
 

Community Eligibility: Highlights and Important Dates

Students poised for academic success fuel their minds and bodies with nutritious meals every day, not just on test days. The Community Eligibility Provision, created by the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 and now available nationwide, enables high-poverty schools to offer all of their students a free and nutritious breakfast and lunch each school day. If you haven’t already, now is the time ...

Posted By James Minichello | 4/12/2015 8:45:56 AM
 

Ready for the next 150 Years

It’s been a little over a week since the conclusion of our National Conference on Education in San Diego. Based on positive news clips that keep coming in plus conversations about the conference through social media among our members, I’m pleased to see there is no sign of a let up in the positive momentum generated by AASA’s 150th anniversary celebration. My time spent with superintendents du...

Posted By James Minichello | 3/8/2015 4:22:34 PM
 

2015 Memory Mission: Not to be Forgotten

Today is our last day in Constanza. Tomorrow we go back to our lives in the good old U.S. of A. Trips like this make you want to kiss the ground when you get off the plane wherever home is. We are so blessed and yet we take for granted the wonderful life we lead. Yesterday we walked through the streets of Flores, a drug-infested neighborhood in Constanza. We see a cluster of shacks and ...

Posted By James Minichello | 2/2/2015 7:51:44 AM
 

Advocacy Beyond our Backyard

Noelle Ellerson is best known as AASA's lead advocate for public education, but in Constanza, she is known as "Wonder Woman.” The native workers and people here marvel at her ability to do work that women here never do. She lifts and places heavy cinder block, and has put up several walls. Then, during recreation, she is out there playing soccer with the kids and throwing a ball around. Whe...

Posted By James Minichello | 2/1/2015 8:39:52 AM
 
 

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