• Prioritizing Student Online Safety in Your School

    Guest Blog Post By Rob Yoegel Your school or district likely isn’t much different than Redding School District in Northern California. Sure, you might have a larger student population, and be separated by hundreds, if not thousands of miles, but you both are looking for new ways to create digital learning environments that facilitate critical thinking, creativity and collaboration. When [...]

    Prioritizing Student Online Safety in Your School
  • AFSA Visits St. Louis Cultural School

    The AFSA General Executive Board had the opportunity to visit Bertha Gilkey PAMOJA Elementary/Middle Academy of the St. Louis Public Schools District during the GEB meeting on March 31, 2016. PAJOMA is located on the north side of St. Louis, in the heart of the city, with a population of 398  Preschool through 8th grade students. It has a community [...]

    AFSA Visits St. Louis Cultural School
  • Mourn for the Dead, Fight for the Living on Workers Memorial Day

    As school leaders, we pride ourselves on creating safe and secure learning environments for our staff and students. We understand the importance of quality working conditions and the consequences of an unsafe environment. It is with pride that AFSA will join the labor movement to observe Workers Memorial Day, to remember all those who have lost their lives, or have been [...]

    Mourn for the Dead, Fight for the Living on Workers Memorial Day
  • Principal Groups Urge Congress to Fund School Leader Recruitment and Support Program

    AFSA, the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP), and the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP) sent a joint letter urging Congress to fund the School Leader Recruitment and Support Program (SLRSP) on March 17, 2016. The SLRSP is the successor to the School Leadership program, and the only federal education program specifically for principals, assistant principals, and other [...]

    Principal Groups Urge Congress to Fund School Leader Recruitment and Support Program
  • School Leaders Unite to Advocate for ESSA Implementation on Capitol Hill

    AFSA members joined the National Association of Elementary and Secondary Principals (NAESP) on Capitol Hill in advocating for ESSA implementation. Over 200 principals from across the nation gathered on Tues., March 15 in an effort to improve federal policies that will help states and districts build the capacity of principals and advance school improvement. Specific points included: Ensure oversight of [...]

    School Leaders Unite to Advocate for ESSA Implementation on Capitol Hill
  • Watch Our New Webinar! How the ESSA Affects Administrators and Schools

    No Child Left Behind (NCLB) is now gone. The new education law, Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), is the biggest change in K-12 federal education law since NCLB was enacted in 2012. AFSA’s lobbyist, Jon Bernstein, hosted a webinar on March 10, 2016 explaining how the ESSA affects administrators and their schools including: New flexibility for states to create principal [...]

    Watch Our New Webinar! How the ESSA Affects Administrators and Schools
  • New Webcast Available! Learn More About Online Student Safety

    AFSA members are invited to watch an exclusive webcast on Making Online Student Safety a Priority available here This offers an opportunity for all school leaders to learn more about this issue facing all our schools. This informative hour-long webcast is be hosted by Gaggle, a provider of safe online learning tools. Gain useful knowledge and skills on how to:  Find the [...]

    New Webcast Available! Learn More About Online Student Safety
  • New Student Grief Support Resource

    The Coalition to Support Grieving Students is the first-ever bereavement resource for educators, which provides effective methods for addressing grief at schools through an easy-to-use, multimedia platform. Resources to equip and inform educators with all the most practical information guidance needed to better meet the needs of grieving students are available to all members of the school community.

    New Student Grief Support Resource

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Workers Memorial Day Commemorated Across the Country as We Fight for Better Workplace Safety Standards

April 28, 2016 at 11:00 am

Statement by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on Workers Memorial Day: Today, on Workers Memorial Day, we take time to commemorate all those who lost their lives while on...

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AFL-CIO Pledges to Bridge Racial Divisions

April 22, 2016 at 12:00 pm

WASHINGTON—Lately, the AFL-CIO has increased its efforts to eliminate racial strife within its community. Earlier this week, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka gave a moving...