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Articles by Dan Domenech

Daniel A. Domenech, AASA Executive Director, serves as national spokesperson and advocate for public education, superintendents and other school system leaders. He also provides thought leadership in the education arena through public appearances, media interviews and published articles. Is the chief executive officer for the association and staff liaison to the AASA governance structure.

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2 ways to support eRate modernization

Last month, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) closed its comment period for its most recent Public Notice, soliciting responses for proposed changes to the eRate program. As a former school…

Opinion
A college readiness tool that every district should use

The National Student Clearinghouse's StudentTracker is an invaluable service that can help districts better prepare their students for college success.

The National Student Clearinghouse is a nonprofit organization founded…

Time to focus on the real education problem: Poverty

Many Americans believe public schools are failing our students. Public officials, the media, and investors seeking to cash in on the billions of dollars supporting education by privatizing schools often…

Why we need a new education law—and why ed tech should play a role

Why we need a new education law—and why ed tech should play a role

The reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act has eluded Congress for too long. Without Congressional action, the current administration has seized the moment and used regulatory fiat to…

Why our current obsession with high-stakes testing is wrong

Why our current obsession with high-stakes testing is wrong

We have seen how an increasingly test-obsessed public has led our school systems to narrow their curricula, diminishing attention to many of our important public education goals to devote inordinate…

Three key takeaways from this year’s National Conference on Education

Three key takeaways from this year’s National Conference on Education

We were exposed to three great presenters who challenged us to consider the value of great leadership in our schools, valid and reliable assessments of our students and teachers, and…

Coming soon: A national superintendent certification program

Coming soon: A national superintendent certification program

The American Association of School Administrators is about to reinvent itself. As part of this effort, AASA will be unveiling a national vision statement and launching a National Superintendent Certification…

What U.S. schools can learn from Russia

What U.S. schools can learn from Russia

There is a tendency to beat up on our public schools based on the performance of American students on international tests. The impression that is created is that our schools…

Why are women so underrepresented in educational leadership?

Why are women so underrepresented in educational leadership?

Recently, I had the unique opportunity to be one of a handful of males who sat in with a group of 300 women in school leadership when they convened in…

How to achieve true educational transformation

How to achieve true educational transformation

True transformation would be providing each child with a personalized education plan; teaching to the standards, not the test; abandoning seat time in favor of performance; doing away with grade…

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