Perspectives welcomes manuscripts and articles from all those interested in the work of service agencies in the United States. The journal publishes articles of research as well as opinion. Interviews with public officials (legislators, chief state school officials, business leaders, etc.) regarding their positive views of the work of service agencies are also welcome since they can be helpful to colleagues, individuals and public/private entities across the nation. AESA has moved to an online format so that as soon as articles are completed and approved by the editorial board they will be shared with the membership. In the fall of each school year a composite of all the work completed during the previous school year will placed in Perspectives: A Journal of Research and Opinion About Educational Service Agencies.
This volume of Perspectives has an in-depth study that was originally begun as a book about how ESAs around the country are breaking service delivery paradigms. The authors have used quite a number of our member agencies to demonstrate this. Yet we know these are just samplings of what is happening in our country. Also included is an article about lobbying on behalf of ESAs from someone who did it for 30 years. This reflection is packed with good information and ideas that surely can help us all. Our thanks to the authors and all who work to represent ESAs and the important work we do.
This edition of Perspectives is designed to share information about ESA work around the country and the continuously evolving role of ESAs in a time of high pressure accountability.
This year's edition of Perspectives offers valuable experience in building accountability for the ESA in the task of achieving improved student success
This year's edition of Perspectives highlights some self-initiated efforts by service agencies to improve their ability to deliver high quality services as well as providing some guidance for gathering user feedback as part of the self-improvement process.
Service Agency contributions to education are being recognized by leadership groups and individuals throughout the country, and there is a growing interest in learning about what ESAs are doing to improve education.