AFSA Blog

UFT Works to Defend Teacher Protections

Politico reports that in New York, the United Federation of Teachers (UFT) has filed a motion to dismiss two lawsuits that are aimed at overturning many teacher job protections, including teacher tenure. The two lawsuits were combined this fall. The first was filed by former CNN news anchor Campbell Brown. Several parents organized the other suit. They name the state, [...]

Read more ›

Happy National Principals Month!

To honor the dedication, commitment, and passion for public education, AFSA is supporting the 2014 October National Principals Month. This is a time to celebrate the tremendous job principals and school administrators do  every day in our schools. Without this professional leadership, fostering a culture of learning, guiding instruction, engaging teachers and staff, and connecting with students, high quality learning [...]

Read more ›

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 [...]

Read more ›

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 [...]

Read more ›
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 [...]

Read more ›

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 [...]

Read more ›
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 [...]

Read more ›
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.

Read more ›

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 [...]

Read more ›

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.

Read more ›