School Administrator: November 2018
Early Access to College
BY MERRI ROSENBERG
School districts nationwide are raising the horizon for high schoolers, along with academic expectations, by expanding dual enrollment options with nearby colleges and universities.
College Pathways in the Rural Heartland
BY ANDREW S. WISE AND SARAH J. DIEL-HUNT
A high school and a community college in central Illinois collaborate on three pathways to make postsecondary education a reality for all students.
The Dual Enrollment Staffing Puzzle
BY SARAH HOOKER
With a shortage of teachers qualified to meet the demand for dual credit classes, school districts are devising innovative solutions.
An Early Taste of College Academics
BY KATIE VARATTA AND KATE WESTRICH
Students dually enrolled in high school and university classes benefit best when four operating practices are part of their program.
Finding Expertise in Your Own Backyard
BY LAURA J. LINK
K-12 educators collaborate with university professors on research-practice partnerships that serve both sectors’ needs and interests.
K-16 convergence and the marked growth of dual enrollment options.
STATE OF THE SUPERINTENDENCY
Motivation for the Position
What factor most influenced educators to pursue their first superintendency?
BEST OF THE BLOGS
Excerpts of four thoughtful blog postings by superintendents.
A Witness to Discrimination
The conflicted loyalties of a superintendent who must testify in a discrimination suit waged by a candidate for a principalship.
Off-Campus Speech in the Smartphone Era
BY JOEL D. BUCKMAN
Can you legally discipline a student for wayward behavior online during off-school hours?
The Power of Podcasting
BY JOE SANFELIPPO
A superintendent finds his periodic use of audio to be a powerful way to tell stories of his schools and students.
FOCUS: CAPITAL SUPPORT
Strategies Behind a Successful Bond Referendum
BY RENÉE T. WILLIS
How a school district’s grassroots campaign culminated in voter approval of a $27 million levy for facility improvements.
BY DONALD E. FENNOY II
The first African-American superintendent in Palm Beach County, Fla., was inclined to downplay the distinction until a young Haitian boy asked to take a selfie of the two to “capture history.”
Rigor vs. Rigor Mortis
BY JACK KAUFHOLD
A former superintendent digs into the meaning of an overused term in education’s lexicon.
Reading & Resources
- Book Reviews
- Why I Wrote This Book...
- Bits & Pieces
Breaking the Mold
BY CHRISTOPHER O. GAINES
From virtual learning to vocational partnerships to early college opportunities, AASA members are forging great ventures for students.
Converging With Community Colleges Expands Horizons
BY DANIEL A. DOMENECH
Creative, cooperative arrangements ease the path for students who want to pursue college degrees with less debt.
What We Know as You Read This
The editor of School Adminstrator shares a few readership study findings
A monthly tally of those making career moves in the superintendent ranks.
PROFILE: Matthew Miller
BY PAUL RIEDE
An aggressive pusher of digital resources leads a suburban Cincinnati district.