School Administrator: May 2020
The Homework Gap: In Pursuit of Web Access
BY PAUL RIEDE
Educators seek solutions, sometimes in personal ways, to the digital inequities that shortchange school districts’ one-to-one learning initiatives for students.
»Bringing high-speed service to remote areas
When Tech and Instruction Collaborate
BY RYAN J. IMBRIALE
A cohesive working relationship among central-office leaders contributes to shared decision making and accountability behind a district’s major initiative.
»A mobile lab borne of joint effort
»Zach Vander Veen: Everyday organizational assistance
A Tech Turnaround in Rural Schooling
BY SUZANNE LACEY
After state funds disappear, an Alabama superintendent and her staff adopt a stick-to-it campaign for its one-to-one learning initiative.
»Teresa Salazar: Using the tools in our hands
Timely attention to the gaps in students’ access to remote lessons.
STATE OF THE SUPERINTENDENCY
Stresses in the Role
An AASA survey’s findings on the top problems superintendents say they face on the job.
Bummed Boosters: ‘No Rah-Rah’
A case involving the livestreaming of varsity football and basketball games via Facebook and the toll it might take on booster club revenues.
Coping With Unwanted National Attention
BY CHRISTOPHER J. MARCZAK
What a superintendent learned from a stressful case involving a child abduction and nationwide manhunt involving a school district employee.
Risks and Benefits of School Use for Nonschool Purposes
BY JOY S. BASKIN
A veteran attorney offers considerations about facility access, fees, liability and safety.
Forgiveness or Permission From the Board?
BY ROARK HORN
When was the last time you took an extended vacation and put work aside to do something for yourself? Should your board play a role in the decision?
Is District Consolidation a Measure of Social Justice?
BY JAMIE C. HITZGES
A principal’s viewpoint of school system boundaries as a measure of equity in education.
Reading & Resources
- Book Reviews
- Bits & Pieces
Strategic Use of Social Media
BY DEBORAH L. KERR
Tools that serve as a disruptive innovation in teaching and learning.
An Unprecedented Crisis Stretches Superintendents’ Role
BY DANIEL A. DOMENECH
An array of unexpected challenges pushed superintendents into unfamiliar territory during the pandemic-related school closings.
Documenting the comings and goings of AASA members.
PROFILE: Michael P. Nagler
BY JOETTA SACK-MIN
The leader of Mineola, N.Y.’s schools pushes strenuously to be innovative.