• Principals Groups Urge Congress to Support Full Funding of Title II, Part A of ESSA

    AFSA, ASCD, Learning Forward, the Nation Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP), the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP), and New Leaders wrote a letter to express their support for full funding of Title II, part A of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) as Congress works to finalize a funding measure for the remainder of FY 2017 and [...]

    Principals Groups Urge Congress to Support Full Funding of Title II, Part A of ESSA
  • AFSA President Responds to Trump’s Slim FY18 Proposal Budget

    Statement of AFSA President Diann Woodard on President’s FY18 Proposal to Eliminate the $2.25 Billion Supporting Effective Instruction State Grants Program: “AFSA is appalled by the President’s proposed FY18 budget. Wholesale elimination of a program designed to hire and provide professional development to principals and teachers in order to prop-up unaccountable private schools and engage in an unnecessary peace time build-up [...]

    AFSA President Responds to Trump’s Slim FY18 Proposal Budget
  • Watch Our New Bully Prevention Webinar!

    A passionate advocate for bully prevention and American recording artist, Lizzie Sider, together with AFSA Vice President, Lauran Cherry, hosted a webinar followed by a Q&A on how administrators can help create a climate to reduce bullying in schools. Watch the webinar here  Download the slideshow here Learn insights on how you can make an impact in your school from [...]

    Watch Our New Bully Prevention Webinar!
  • AFSA, Among Others Raise Awareness of the Impact of ESSA and Role of School Leaders, on Capitol Hill

    As leaders from AFSA, National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP), National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP), and other education supporters gathered in the Rayburn House Office Building on Capitol Hill their message was heard loud and clear; support for ongoing principal professional development is essential. “Events like this remind us of the bigger conversation we need to have [...]

    AFSA, Among Others Raise Awareness of the Impact of ESSA and Role of School Leaders, on Capitol Hill
  • A Visit to 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. 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 based enrollment, and any [...]

    A Visit to St. Louis Cultural School
  • 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.

    Student Grief Support Resource

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In meeting with Betsy DeVos, New York’s education commissioner pushes back on Trump budget

In meeting with Betsy DeVos, New York’s education commissioner pushes back on Trump budget

April 26, 2017 at 12:41 pm

By Monica Disare, Chalkbeat The head of New York’s education department capitalized on her Monday meeting with U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos by discussing the “devastating...

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McGarvey; Bldg. Trades must again become labor movement backbone

April 26, 2017 at 11:46 am

WASHINGTON—With public sector unions under constant attack and manufacturing unions struggling to keep their numbers up as factories’ share of the U.S. workforce declines,...