ACSA Education Bulletin – April 2015

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The Education Bulletin is a publication produced by ACSA, featuring articles from ACSA board members and other school administrators or officials, as well as the Executive Directors of AASA, AAESP, and AASSP.

ACSA Education Bulletin April 2015

Spend a Little Now or Pay a Lot Later: Early Childhood Education’s Essential Role in Alaska’s Future

by Jennifer Schmitz, ACSA/AAESP President; Principal, Scenic Park Elementary

A t the end of February, I had the pleasure of attending the National Association of Elementary Principals (NAESP) Leaders Conference in Washington, DC. It was my second time attending the conference and, once again, I left feeling proud and excited about being an elementary principal.

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Closing Thoughts Before the Close

by Dr. Lisa Skiles Parady, ACSA/ASA Executive Director

As we move forward, let’s understand that education can choose to be the victim of change or the advocates of change. Let’s collaborate with education stakeholders to be the architects of our own fate.

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Advocate for Public Education

by Todd Poage, ASA President; Superintendent, Alaska Gateway School District

Our passionate voices must continue to be heard through accurate real-life examples and stories that illustrate the impact public schools have on kids’ lives now and in the future.

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Opting Out, Not a Good Choice

by Dr. Stephen Atwater, ASA Past President; Associate Vice President for K-12 Outreach, University of Alaska

Since the election of President Obama in 2008, our country has been increasingly divided between those who feel that government should play a minimal role in their lives and those who feel that it should be responsible for helping to ensure their well-being.

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Managing Change

by Amy Lujan, Executive Director, ALASBO

In February I had the opportunity to attend the ASBO International Executive Leadership Forum along with several ALASBO colleagues. One of the excellent interactive presentations we heard from was by the Blanchard Institute on Managing Change.

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