May 1, 2018
AESA Member News & Updates
Now accepting applications:
Executives in Residence Program

Are you contemplating your next step in your ESA career?

Have you considered the Executives in Residence Program?

The Executives in Residence program, AESA's leadership development program, is a year-long program of professional development for current and future ESA leaders. Its purpose is to help develop national leaders for the future of ESAs. 

Are you ready?

Executives in Residence Application (applications open through May 15, 2018).

Job Central has New Postings
Any ESA that is a member of AESA may submit a job posting to to be posted to this website.
AESA Affinity Groups are your Networks!
Affinity Groups are open to all staff members who work for ESAs that are members of AESA. Join anytime!

Equity, Inclusion, and Social Justice Affinity Group

The Equity, Inclusion, and Social Justice affinity group has more than sixty members from thirteen states who connect virtually to engage in shared inquiry about complex topics such as race, poverty, equity, and opportunity gaps. This affinity group strives to help members build capacity to serve the needs of all students by building culturally proficient leadership teams and working to remove institutional barriers that disproportionately impact students of color, students living in poverty, students with disabilities, and students who are English learners.  

As we continue to see inequitable distribution of resources combined with increased pressures on our public schools, the members of the EISJ affinity group have coalesced around ways in which ESAs can better lead the field in tackling some of the most persistent and challenging issues facing our students and communities.
The EISJ community uses an online communication platform - Basecamp - to engage in dialogue and to share resources.

In addition, the members participate in virtual “problem of practice” meetings using a web-based teleconferencing platform - Zoom.  

We invite new members who are interested in learning, sharing their expertise, and growing together as we work to improve opportunity and success for each and every student.

For more information about AESA's Affinity Groups, please visit the website .
Award Nominations Now Open
Do you know a colleague deserving of an AESA Award?

Recognition is a wonderful way to promote your profession and celebrate the work of individuals and teams that make our Nation's ESAs great!

Award Nominations are open. We appreciate your nominations!
AESA is Seeking
Information from a "Platforms" Vendor
AESA has posted a RFI for a new platform vendor. If you know of a potential vendor with an interest in responding, please send them this link:

Thank you!

Representing ESAs in Washington DC

AESA Federal Advocacy

At its Spring meeting, the AESA Executive Council approved the following:

AESA Federal Legislative Policy Priorities

AESA’s federal advocacy is premised on:

  • Equity in education and educational opportunity;
  • The appropriate role of the federal government to support and strengthen public education;
  • Ensuring that a high-quality education is a viable option for all students and all communities.

These legislative priorities are reviewed annually, and set the framework for advocacy issues.

2018 Federal Legislative Agenda

Annually, the Federal Advocacy Committee sets an agenda, based on current and pending legislation and discussions. This is also reviewed and approved by the Executive Council at its spring meeting.

Please find the final 2018 Federal Legislative Agenda here.

Hotel discount available until June 18, 2018 when you register for the conference.

Visit the website for a complete description of this popular event!
Why Attend the Annual Summer Leadership Conference?
Leadership in today's fast-paced world requires you to balance innovation with risk-taking. Learn from leaders who have been there!

2018 Summer Leadership Conference Featured Speaker
Mike English, President/CEO of ForeCast5 Analytics
Breaking Records and Winning Championships

How Analytics Have Changed Sports and How You Can Use Analytics to Build a New Business Within Your ESA

Mike English, President/CEO
ForeCast5 Analytics

Mike English will engage you in a look at the important world of data analytics. In this session, you will see where the data field is headed as he provides real examples of how data mining is impacting education. Mike will provide an in-depth look at how ESAs can use data mining to better serve their member districts.
Business Partner News
Corwin has announced the acquisition of John Hattie’s Visible Learningplus Model of School Change. The acquisition of this professional learning model, based on world’s largest evidence base in K-12 education, positions Corwin at forefront of evidence-based school change movement.