• Don’t Miss Out! 2017 AFSA Scholarship Deadline is Feb. 28

    The application for the 2017 AFSA scholarship, which provides $2,500 toward college tuition is now available. Applicants must meet the following requirements: Applicant must be a graduating high school senior who is attending college for the first time in the award year. Applicant’s parent or legal guardian must be an AFSA member in good standing. Scholarship award checks will be [...]

    Don’t Miss Out! 2017 AFSA Scholarship Deadline is Feb. 28
  • President’s Message: Waging War on Behalf of Children

    By Diann Woodard, AFSA President The first 100 days of a new president’s tenure is the time when the power and influence of the office is at its greatest, the time in which successes and accomplishments clearly are measured. Let us insist, therefore, that since education is one of the primary issues Americans want addressed, that the very first action [...]

    President’s Message: Waging War on Behalf of Children
  • 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
  • Joint Letter Sent to Congress on Principals Appropriations Priorities

    AFSA, the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP), and the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) sent a joint letter to the House and Senate appropriations leaders. The letter expresses concern over proposed cuts to education funding bills and urges Congress to support and recognize the role of principals. Read the letter below:   Dear Chairman Blunt, Ranking Member Murray, [...]

    Joint Letter Sent to Congress on Principals Appropriations Priorities
  • 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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D.C. charter schools discipline students nearly twice as much as national average

February 14, 2017 at 2:40 pm

A new report from the U.S Government Accountability Office reveals that the District of Columbia’s charter schools continue to suspend and expel students at significantly...

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‘Drain the swamp?’ A top House GOP leader thinks federal workers are the swamp

February 19, 2017 at 1:12 pm

WASHINGTON —When President Donald Trump (R) talks about “draining the swamp,” he means Washington lobbyists. When House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., utters...