AFSA Blog

Department of Education Commits $20 million to School Leadership Training

On Wednesday October 1st, The Education Department, in an effort to turn around the nation’s lowest performing schools, awarded the School Improvement Grant program $20 million dollars. The money will be geared towards leadership training.   AFSA is excited about the grant and the changes it will bring about. Many aspects go into being effective school leaders and we are [...]

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Golf Program Looks to Give Children Brighter Futures

AFSA  knows that job of an educator is not only to teach academic subjects, but to also foster the personal development of students. The First Tee, a golf program, holds positive personal development in the same high regard as AFSA members do.   The First Tee’s Mission is “to impact the lives of young people by providing educational programs that [...]

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AFSA Attends Committee for Education Funding Gala

AFSA Attends Committee for Education Funding Gala

AFSA President Diann Woodard joined NAESP Executive Director, Gail Connelly and NASSP Executive Director JoAnn Bartoletti recently attended the Committee for Education Funding’s (CEF) 2014 Gala. The principals’ groups were joined by Congressional staff members Gohar Sidghi, for Senator Al Franken (DFL-Mn) and Brandon Mendoza, staffer for Rep. Susan Davis (D-Ca). Rep. Davis and Sen. Franken are the sponsors of [...]

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AFSA Local Honored at Labor Awards

On October 2, Labor Press will be holding their 3rd Annual Heroes of Labor Awards to recognize the outstanding work of unions and their leaders across a variety of professions. AFSA would like to extend congratulations and gratitude to those who are being honored.   In today’s society, unions have been losing support and recent legislation and court cases have [...]

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AFL-CIO Hosts Lunchtime Immigration and Globalization Discussions in DC

AFL-CIO Hosts Lunchtime Immigration and Globalization Discussions in DC

Please join the AFL-CIO for a series of informal lunchtime sessions to learn more about Common Sense Economics—our new mass education initiative designed to influence and inspire conversations and actions. Bring your lunch and join a conversation about how: Working people can and must change the direction of our economy, Economic outcomes are a result of political choices, and Working [...]

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Save the Date for AFSA’s 14th Triennial Convention!

Save the Date for AFSA’s 14th Triennial Convention!

Save the Date for The American Federation of School Administrators 14th Triennial Convention! Plan to meet us in New Orleans, Louisiana We will focus on Engaged Leadership for a Brighter Future! July 23-27, 2015 Loews Hotel 300 Poydras Street New Orleans, Louisiana Delegates will be selected by their locals in accordance with the AFSA Constitution.

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AFSA Remembers 9/11

As the nation pauses to observe the anniversary of September 11, 2001, we remember and honor the victims and their families. And we offer our heartfelt gratitude to the first responders and heroes who served on that tragic day and thereafter, and to the educators that selflessly risked their safety and well-being to protect their students. It is difficult to [...]

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Inequality and the USA: A Nation in Denial?

JACKSON HOLE, Wyom. –America’s top central bankers didn’t make time for inequality at their annual hobnob in secluded Jackson Hole, Wyom., even though, for the first time, activists brought the issue right to their doorstep there. Over in Germany, the world’s Nobel Prize winners in economics did address the issue – but few Americans noticed.

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Happy Labor Day from AFSA

This Labor Day we honor the tremendous sacrifice, dedication and accomplishments of America’s workers. It is a time to gather with friends and family to celebrate this hard work that is the foundation of our nation. Labor Day signifies the promise that if you work hard in this country, you will have a decent wage, job security, freedom from harassment [...]

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Wendi Caporicci, AFSA Secretary, with Superintendent Antwan Wilson, UAOS President Lauran Cherry, and UAOS Executive Director JoAnna Lougin

AFSA GEB Member Attends Back to School Luncheon with Local 83

Last week, AFSA Secretary Wendi Capporicci attended a luncheon held by the Unified Administrators of Oakland Schools (UAOS), AFSA Local Local 83, to usher in the beginning of a new school year. As a past president of UAOS, Caporicci says the current president, Lauran Cherry, “gave an inspiring speech completing her first year as president.” UAOS stands united with AFSA [...]

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