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Principals Need a Voice in ESEA Reauthorization

Principals Need a Voice in ESEA Reauthorization

Congress is the closest it has been in seven years to reauthorizing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), and we need your help to ensure that the law (also known as No Child Left Behind) is fixed this year. The House and Senate both passed legislation this summer to reauthorize ESEA, and a bipartisan group of representatives and senators [...]

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Protect Medicare and Social Security

Protect Medicare and Social Security

Happy Birthday Medicare and Social Security! As we celebrate Medicare’s recent 50th anniversary, and Social Security’s 80th anniversary on August 14th, it is the perfect time to remind our representatives about the importance of these critical programs. Social Security and Medicare provide vulnerable seniors with access to high-quality health care, and with the opportunity to retire with the security and [...]

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Support the Future of Principals in ESEA Mark-Up

Support the Future of Principals in ESEA Mark-Up

After years of intensive advocacy by groups representing the nation’s principals, Congress is recognizing the need to dedicate funding specifically to support principal preparation and ongoing professional development. This acknowledgement of the vitally important work of principals in our nation’s schools comes in the bipartisan Senate proposal to reauthorize ESEA, released last week, which includes language from the School Principal Recruitment [...]

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National Day of Action: Overhaul ESEA/NCLB

AFSA encourages you to participate in FairTest’s National Day of Action today, April 8, by contacting your U.S Senators and joining the Twitter storm. Together we can urge the Senate Education Committee to reduce testing requirement as it debates renewal of Elementary and Secondary Education Act/No Child Left Behind. Please take a few minutes to tell your Senator you want [...]

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Tell Congress to Support Principals in Reauthorization of ESEA

Tell Congress to Support Principals in Reauthorization of ESEA

As the House is moving quickly on its legislation to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), it is time to take action and urge Congress to further support the role of school principals.   The ESEA, known as No Child Left Behind (NCLB), does not provide principals with adequate support, training and resources but still holds them accountable [...]

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AFSA GEB Lobbies on Capitol Hill for Principal Professional Development Funding

AFSA GEB Lobbies on Capitol Hill for Principal Professional Development Funding

AFSA’s General Executive Board (GEB) met Friday, May 2 in Washington, DC for a day of lobbying on Capitol Hill for AFSA’s Day of Action. The GEB focused on critical federal education legislation, particularly the importance of federal support for principal professional development.

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Join Us for Free Webinars on Leadership and Protecting Student Privacy

Join Us for Free Webinars on Leadership and Protecting Student Privacy

In the coming weeks, AFSA will be hosting two free webinars on topics important to school administrators and leaders.

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Attend Our Free Webinar on Creating High Performance School Leadership Teams

About the Webinar School leaders are relied on to provide their schools with smart and effective leadership as well as promote student success across all areas. However, one leader cannot do it all alone. Join us for a webinar designed to assist school leaders in examining how high performing teams operate and how to build effective school leadership teams. School [...]

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Join Us For A Free Webinar on Student Privacy!

Join Us For A Free Webinar on Student Privacy!

Join us for a webinar discussion on these critical issue of protecting student privacy! You will hear from experts in media and technology, school administrators, and policymakers about student privacy issues and important steps administrators can take to protect student data and keep schools safe. This webinar is provided with the suppport of the U.S. Department of Education and Common Sense Media.

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Contact Your Senator in Support of Public Education

Contact Your Senator in Support of Public Education

NOW is the time to make your voice heard. Contact your Senator and let them know that you oppose the Scholarships for Kids Act, S.1968 and the Creating Hope and Opportunity for Individuals and Communities through Education (CHOICE), S. 1909.

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