Press Releases and Statements

Principals Groups Celebrate Assistant Principals Week, April 13-17

Principals Groups Celebrate Assistant Principals Week, April 13-17

                   Principals Groups Celebrate Assistant Principals Week, April 13-17  Contact: Bob Farrace, farraceb@nassp.org, 703-674-5614 Reston, VA–The National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP), the National Association of Elementary School Principals, and the American Federation of School Administrators have declared the week of April 13-17, 2015 as National Assistant Principals Week to honor and recognize the contributions of assistant [...]

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AFSA Urges Congress and President Obama to End Sequestration

AFSA, Together with Diverse Groups Address Importance of Eliminating Sequestration, Fiscal Austerity  Washington, DC –  In 2013, The Bipartisan Budget Act negotiated by Representative Paul Ryan and Senator Patty Murray provided partial, temporary relief from sequestration. With the return of full sequestration in 2016, NDD United, an alliance of organizations working together to protect nondefense discretionary funding, has renewed its efforts [...]

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State of the Classroom: President Diann Woodard’s Response to the State of the Union

On Tuesday, January 20th, President Obama delivered his annual State of the Union address. In response, AFSA President Diann Woodard released the following statement: “We appreciate the president’s remarks highlighting the importance of education. AFSA strongly supports increasing our nation’s investment in education, particularly early education, as it is fundamental to closing the opportunity gaps we face as a nation [...]

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President Diann Woodard Responds to US Congress Spending Bill Agreement

Late Tuesday evening Congressional leaders agreed to a $1.1 Trillion deal to keep most government programs funded through September 2015. The House and Senate are expected to vote on the measure later this week. In response to the agreement, AFSA President Diann Woodard released the following statement: “We are pleased that Congress came together to do the necessary hard work [...]

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President Diann Woodard’s Statement on the Harris v. Quinn Supreme Court Decision

The Supreme Court’s decision in the Harris v. Quinn case earlier this week is a disgrace to workers everywhere and the latest in a series of attempts to erode workers’ rights. Strong unions are the backbone of a fair workplace, and collective bargaining allows for working men and women to come together to make sure they are protected. This latest [...]

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AFSA Endorses Ras Baraka in May 13 Race for Mayor of Newark, New Jersey

AFSA Endorses Ras Baraka in May 13 Race for Mayor of Newark, New Jersey

At its recent meeting in Washington DC, the Executive Board of the American Federation of School Administrators (AFSA) voted to endorse the progressive candidacy of Ras Baraka for mayor in the city of Newark, New Jersey.

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Principals’ Organizations Advocate for Improved Professional Development Funding

Principals’ Organizations Advocate for Improved Professional Development Funding  Urge Congress to Revise ESEA Title II Funding Language  Washington – Calling on Congress to provide at least 10 percent of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) professional development funding be directed toward principals, three organizations representing 95,000 school leaders across the country have banded together in an unprecedented partnership to [...]

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AFSA’s Statement on Franklin Regional High School Violence

We send our deepest sympathies and prayers to all students, administrators, teachers, staff and families affected by the violent outbreak at Franklin Regional High School this morning. As educators, we cannot think of anything more terrible or senseless. This act of violence once again highlights the school safety issues facing many of our public schools that are still operating without [...]

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Diann Woodard Response to President Obama’s State of the Union

In response to President Obama’s State of the Union address Diann Woodard, president of AFSA released the following statement: “Last night, the president’s speech centered around opportunity, action and optimism. He stated that one’s ability to get ahead should not be pre-determined, but based on hard work and ambition,” “The president’s call for a much needed investment in our nation’s [...]

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Suspended Newark Principals Meet With AFSA President Diann Woodard and CASA

Suspended Newark Principals Meet With AFSA President Diann Woodard and CASA

Newark, NJ—Pledging full support for Newark’s recently suspended principals, Diann Woodard, president of the American Federation of School Administrators (AFSA), AFL-CIO met for a briefing with four of the five principals on Thursday. Joined by the City Association of Supervisors and Administrators (CASA), AFSA Local 20, the briefing was held at AFT’s Newark office. All of the suspended principals are members of AFSA and CASA Local 20.

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