AASPA Blog

Welcome to Candid Conversations with AASPA.

We are fortunate to have members willing to share their expertise, experience and wisdom as human resource professionals. These topics are not only relevant to human capital leaders, but are at the forefront of the issues facing education today. Read on, and enjoy. And if you feel like contributing, go ahead and Tweet and remember to include #AASPA.

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As with many school districts, the process of recruiting, hiring and managing substitute teachers and paraprofessionals had become an overwhelming...

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As we approach a year of learning disruption at the hands of COVID-19, students across the country are still not where they need to be academically....

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Looking ahead to the 2021/22 school year, we see one North Star guiding school staffing: educators across America are irreplaceable. Fatigued...

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When we talk about education, it is important to make a distinction between equity and equality. Equality would mean allocating the same level of...

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I had no plans to become a teacher. Sure, I liked kids, I had been a camp counselor, and I always knew I would do something to serve the public...

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For decades, school districts across the U.S. have been struggling to do more with less: Budget constraints are established top-down at the state...

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Sourcing Through Networking Webster’s (2021) defines networking as “An interconnected or interrelated chain, group, or system.”...

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If ever there was a time to bring together a diverse set of stakeholders to help identify their most urgent needs and weigh in on spending...

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A2020­-2021 AASPA Award Nominations Nominate your colleagues, districts and affiliates for international recognition through AASPA! You can...

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Take Time for You: Self-Care Action Plans for Educators by Dr. Tina Boogren is a straightforward approach to making self-care a priority for...

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Fun fact #1:I “accidently” came upon this thin, purple, hard-back book, Through the Cracks, (Sollman, Emmons, & Paolini, 1994),...

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Even prior to the Covid-19 pandemic, school systems were already facing a serious crisis, the national teacher shortage. In the most recent Gallup...

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