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Fuel your passion and drive your ambitions forward with a new online platform allowing AASA members to share winning strategies, resources and ideas, engage with colleagues across the nation (or right next door) and grow personal and professional learning communities.

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AASA recognizes your concerns about the encroaching spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and its potential impact on schools, and aims to provide the best, most up-to-date information available from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). We also encourage you to visit the Emergency Management, School Safety and Crisis Planning Community to share resources and participate in discussions with fellow administrators, and check out the support and offers from our partners and solution providers.

The AASA Leadership Network is offering a series of virtual events about topics related to running districts under quarantine, staying connected to staff and students, implementing and ensuring quality distance learning and more.

Getting Started

Welcome to YOUR community website. We hope this tool will allow you to connect with your colleagues in a whole new way. Here are a few options for getting started in the platform:

  1. Login and access your Leadership Portfolio.

  2. Upload your profile photo and update fields such as bio and job history. You may also import information directly from LinkedIn.

  3. Join a community that speaks to your interests, and don’t worry, there are many more communities to come, so check back often.

  4. If you have a resource, please SHARE it in the appropriate community.

Featured Communities

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Emergency Management, School Safety and Crisis Planning

Peer-to-peer resource for school administrators when handling any crisis, no matter how large or small.

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Advocacy Network

Access resources from weekly Advocacy Updates to the new AASA Advocacy Podcast, "Public Education Policy (PEP) Talk."

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All Communities

See what other communities are available to join and participate in.

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  • AASA and the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids AASA and the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids co-host an important webinar on “What Superintendents Need to Know about Ending the Youth E-Cigarette Epidemic and Reducing Youth Tobacco Use” E-cigarettes...
  • AASA Supports Historic School Desegregation Vote in House This week the House will vote on the Strength In Diversity Act , the first federal legislation focused on desegregation in schools to receive a vote in 30 years. As we walk-the...
  • Flawed Equitable Services Rule Withdrawn
  • Forest Counties and Schools - Secure Rural Schools September Update Joint Forest Counties and Schools Coalition and NACo PILT, Secure Rural Schools September 10th Day of Action. The Forest Counties and Schools Coalition hopes all are healthy...
  • In response to the National Emergency Declaration to the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic issued by President Trump on March 13, 2020, and the plethora of legislative and other policy movements implemented by states and governors, AASA has endeavored...
  • Masks and Tests Update Earlier this week we sent a letter to the FEMA asking that they continue to allow PPE and sanitation to be reimbursable expenses for districts. The same day our letter was sent, FEMA announced that they would be...
  • AASA Urges FEMA to Keep PPE as Reimbursable Cost for Districts This week, AASA led a letter to FEMA signed by 20+ other education groups in response to an announcement that FEMA may eliminate PPE and disinfectants as eligible reimbursable...
  • AASA Files Amicus in D.C. Equitable Services Case Last week, AASA signed onto an amicus drafted by NEA in the equitable services lawsuit against Secretary DeVos filed by the NAACP. We are hopeful that like the two cases out of the 9 th...

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Video Spotlight

2021 Virtual National Conference on Education #NCE2021

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As our nation’s public-school leaders continue to face challenges and uncertainty into the 2020/2021 school year, we have decided to make the announcement, now, to move the 2021 National Conference on Education online. It’s imperative that superintendents and school districts around the country have access to data, research and best practices shared by experts and thought leaders only available through AASA’s national conference.  #NCE2021 #totalchild #leadersmatter #lovepubliceducation

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Leader Spotlight

Oregon’s Gustavo Balderas Named 2020 AASA National Superintendent of the Year®

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“It is truly an honor to serve in the role of superintendent of the Eugene Public Schools. I am blessed to be in my community,” said Balderas as a 2020 National Superintendent of the Year® finalist. “Seeing that kids are succeeding because of the changes we’re making drives me. We, as leaders, need to be champions for our profession. Education is the backbone to our democracy.” 

“On behalf of public education and the more than 50 million students learning and growing in our public schools, it is truly an honor to congratulate Gustavo Balderas for being named the 2020 National Superintendent of the Year®,” said Daniel A. Domenech, executive director, AASA. “We truly appreciate the tremendous work he is doing to promote academic achievement in Eugene School District and beyond. It is also an honor to congratulate our three other finalists, Samantha Fuhrey, Michael Nagler and Jeffery Smith. These individuals are all champions for children. I thank AIG Retirement Services and First Student for supporting our program.” 

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