School superintendents say navigating political divisions is their biggest challenge

Eighty percent of U.S. school superintendents say that navigating political divides over issues ranging from school closures to mask mandates to teaching about racism in schools is the most difficult part of their job. Nearly half say they are considering or planning to leave their job in the next two to three years.

These are among the findings in a new report, “2022 Voice of the Superintendent Survey,” released by education company EAB at the School Superintendent Association (AASA) National Conference on Education (#NCE2022).  

The results offer an important look at how education leaders are navigating an ongoing pandemic that is taxing administrators, classroom teachers, support staff, and stakeholders.…Read More

10 things that keep superintendents up at night

Superintendents share their top concerns at CoSN 2014

superintendent-concernsSchool superintendents deal with a seemingly never-ending list of responsibilities, but some concerns are more pressing than others.

During a CoSN 2014 session moderated by Digital Promise CEO Karen Cator, Matt Akin, superintendent of the Piedmont City School District, and Cynthia Elsberry, superintendent of Horry County Schools, shared some of their top priorities.

Overall, building support for technology initiatives and managing some of the day-to-day issues that accompany these initiatives are things every superintendent deals with, but superintendents also have concerns about data, the digital transition, and more.…Read More