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Join AASA Children's Programs Department at the 2018 AASA National Conference on Education

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 Join AASA Children's Programs in Nashville at the 2018 National Conference on Education!

Below is our schedule of our Thought Leader session, concurrent sessions and the Dr. Effie H. Jones Memorial Luncheon. 

Register today at . For the Dr. Effie H. Jones Memorial Luncheon, purchase tickets in advance ($70) on the NCE registration website at  If registered for NCE, purchase tickets by logging into NCE registration account using ID number and last name or by calling 866-266-4939.  If you have any questions, e-mail Stephanie St. John at

During the conference follow us on social media at @AASATotalChild and using #NCE18 and #Supts4Equity. Read recaps of our sessions in Conference Daily Online.

 Schedule of Events

Thursday February 15, 2018 

9 a.m.-10 a.m. Enhancing Equity Though Reforming District Discipline Practices (Room 203)

10:15 a.m.-11:15 a.m. Teaching Kindness: An Uncommon Solution to Common Middle School Challenges (Room 203)

12:45 p.m.-1:45 p.m.: Thought Leader: Equity and Justice in Education: Access, Inclusiveness and Opportunity (Room 201)

  • Panelists: Superintendents Shawn Joseph (Tenn.) , Sharon Contreras (N.C.)  and AASA 2017 Superintendent of the Year Matthew Utterback (Ore.)

Friday February 16, 2018

8 a.m.-9 a.m.: Strategies for Creating Safe and Supportive Environments for LGBTQ+ Students in Sexual Health Education Programming and Services (Room 203)

 12 p.m.-2 p.m.: Dr. Effie H. Jones Memorial Luncheon: "What's Going On? How Our Nation is Moving Towards Education Equality" (Room 202)

We look forward to seeing you in Nashville!