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SAI President Kirk Johnson, associate superintendent at Waukee Community Schools, on September 13 led the first governance meetings of the 2017-18 association year.

The organization's annual meeting was held in conjunction with this initial meeting. A video of the year's highlights will be added to the SAI website's Lens on Leadership feature soon. Read more »

 

 

The end of summer means the start to another school year. It means time for this year’s annual PDK poll. Each year, for the last 49 years, PDK has polled the public’s attitudes toward public schools, and each year, the results are a telling insight to shifts and mainstays as it relates to public support for public schools. This year is no exception.
When it comes to our nation’s schools, the overarching message from the public remains steady: academic achievement isn’t the only mission, and as such they support investments in career preparation and personal skills. Much like the shift from No Child Left Behind (NCLB) to the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) was about clarifying that a child is more than a test score, this year’s results echo the idea that a child’s education is more than just academics. Read more »