Best of the Blogs
School Administrator, June 2020

“[W]e have been thrown into uncharted territories with neither a map nor a captain who has previous experience on this journey. … Our approach is to take on a learning stance.”
From “Our Learning Organization” by Judy Paolucci, superintendent, Smithfield Public Schools, Smithfield, R.I., on her blog Super Scoop

“[C]reating opportunities for learners to direct their own learning and take control of their learning could be more critical now than ever before because of how much of what is happening in our world is out of our control.”

From “Student Choice/Voice During School Closures” by Tony Sinanis, assistant superintendent for human resources and leadership development, Chappaqua Central School District, Chappaqua, N.Y., on his blog Leading Motivated Learners

“[W]hat matters are not the things that did not go well, it is what I get to do daily: hug my kids, run, breathe, bake cookies with my son, tell silly riddles, help someone find a new way of doing something.”

From “The Seed” by Kristen Paul, principal, Barrington Middle School, Barrington, Ill., on her blog Kristen Paul, Principal


The cover story by Corkin Cherubini detailed why he filed a federal civil rights complaint about his own district in Morgan, Ga., for racial discrimination. … Other full-length articles examined using research to improve student learning, with separate contributions by two research-using superintendents, Robert Manheimer and Renfro Manning. … Gene Bottoms of the Southern Regional Education Board reported on school programming for career-bound students. … AASA policy specialist Nick Penning addressed a proposal in Congress that would lead to the creation of vouchers. … Letters to the editor commented on past coverage of administrators’ pay-for-performance contracts, outcome-based education and superintendent performance evaluations. … AASA President Homer Kearns titled his President’s Corner “Leaders Reach Out to Their Communities.” … Profile subject: Michael Flanagan, superintendent of the Wayne County, Mich., Educational Service Agency.

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