David K. Pennington Elected AASA President-Elect

David K. Pennington, superintendent of the Ponca City Public Schools, Ponca City, Okla., has been elected the 2013-14 president-elect of AASA, The School Superintendents Association.

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ASCD Announces 2013 Conference on Teaching Excellence in National Harbor, Md.

The conference—which will take place over two and a half days—will focus on the topic of teaching excellence and will have more than 150 sessions tailored for educators of all levels, including teachers, teacher leaders, principals, and district supervisors.

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A Conversation on "Cage-Busting Leadership"

Managing Editor Angela Pascopella speaks with author Frederick M. Hess.

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ASCD Names 2013 Elected Leaders and Affiliate Awards Recipients

ASCD, the global leader in providing programs, products, and services that empower educators to support the success of each learner, announces Becky J. Berg—superintendent of the Deer Park School District in Deer Park, Wash.—as the association’s new President.

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Calif. High School Counseling Reforms Inch Forward

Lack of district leadership continues to impede progress on bringing high school guidance programs to 'comparability.'

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First Annual Direct Instruction Training Institute

August 5-8, 2013

San Antonio, Texas

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Connecticut and Colorado Educators Named to ALAS Board of Directors

The Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents (ALAS) Board of Directors have named two distinguished educators to serve on the ALAS Board.

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Grand Rapids Public Schools Will Hold Employee Health Insurance Policy, Possibly Saving $1M

Grand Rapids Public Schools will hold the policy for its employee health insurance coverage in a move district leaders say will save the district more than $1 million and allow it to solicit better bids from competing insurance companies.

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NSBA Celebrates "20 to Watch" Leaders Advancing Education Technology

The National School Boards Association's (NSBA) Technology Leadership Network (TLN) has named its “20 to Watch” honors for 2012-2013. These education leaders from across the country are being recognized for their ability to inspire colleagues to incorporate innovative technology solutions that contribute to high-quality learning environments and more efficient school district operations.

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