2007 AASA Back-to-School Toolkit for School Leaders

As children nationwide start back to school this year, you can help spread the message about what's right with public education using the resources in this toolkit. In addition, this toolkit will bring you up-to-speed on two of the most important topics facing school leaders today: the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, nicknamed No Child Left Behind in 2001, and the impact of recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions on public schools. Share the resources in this toolkit with your staff, your school board, parents, members of your local community, business leaders, the news media and other audiences important to you and your school system.

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Introduction to the Toolkit from Sarah D. Jerome and Paul D. Houston (PDF).

Talking Points

Presentation Materials

Media Materials

Additional Resources

Resources on U.S. Supreme Court Rulings

  • U.S. Supreme Court Backs Administrators' Right to Protect Students’ Best Interests - Read AASA’s editorial about the Morse v. Frederick case from the June 26 issue of USA Today.
  • U.S. Supreme Court Ruling in Parents Involved in Community Schools v. Seattle School District No. 1 and Meredith v. Jefferson County Board of Education – Read a summary of the court’s ruling and how it will affect schools, prepared by Hogan and Hartson LLP. (PDF)

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