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Leadership in focus at annual AASA conference

eSchool News honored the 10 winners of its 2010 Tech-Savvy Superintendent Awards.

Education leaders from coast to coast gathered in Phoenix last month for the American Association of School Administrators' annual conference.

Educational leadership was the focus of the American Association of School Administrators’ National Conference on Education in Phoenix last month.

One outstanding leader, Harlem Children’s Zone CEO Geoffrey Canada, provided a sobering wake-up call for U.S. policy makers, while another, National Superintendent of the Year winner Elizabeth Morgan, discussed the keys to her district’s success.

Meanwhile, Education Secretary Arne Duncan called for a change in how the nation’s school superintendents are prepared, saying their training should be more relevant to the challenges they’ll face in their jobs every day.

And in a private ceremony held in conjunction with the annual Century Club 100 meeting during the AASA Conference, eSchool News honored the 10 winners of its 2010 Tech-Savvy Superintendent Awards for their exemplary leadership in education technology.

To read our coverage from the conference, click on the headlines below.

Keynote: Focus on children, or risk nation’s status

childrenReferring to the significant challenges facing public education today as a crisis that threatens the nation’s status as a global leader, educational trailblazer Geoffrey Canada urged school leaders to push for more funding and do “whatever it takes” to make sure all students succeed…

Superintendent of the Year shares the keys to her success

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For National Superintendent of the Year winner Betty Morgan, who pilots the helm of Maryland’s Washington County School District, technology is integral to a school system’s efficiency…

Duncan: Superintendent prep programs must change

arne-duncanStates and school systems, with the help of the federal government, must work harder to improve the way superintendents are trained and prepared to lead the nation’s schools, Education Secretary Arne Duncan told attendees of the American Association of School Administrators’ annual conference…

Tech-savvy superintendents honored in Phoenix

phoenixSnow wreaked havoc with travel plans in several U.S. states last month, but the sun was shining in Phoenix on Feb. 11 as eSchool News honored 10 superintendents who are among the nation’s most successful in leading their schools into the 21st century…

(Editor’s note: For video interviews with Elizabeth Morgan, our 2010 Tech-Savvy Superintendent Award winners, and other education leaders, go to www.eSchoolNews.tv.)

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