Source: Alliance for Retired Americans There was no 2016 Social Security Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) for beneficiaries. That was bad. But the just announced 2017 COLA of just $5.00 per month for the average retiree may wind up being worse for retirees. Since there was a COLA, Medicare premiums are expected to increase. It’s likely that those premiums will absorb [...]
Congress finally appears poised to vote on the long overdue reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). This version of ESEA is titled “The Every Student Succeeds Act” (ESSA), which will completely replace the flawed “No Child Left Behind Act”. Your voice is critical in this process to ensure we get over the finish line. Please take a moment to contact [...]
Congress is the closest it has been in seven years to reauthorizing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), and we need your help to ensure that the law (also known as No Child Left Behind) is fixed this year. The House and Senate both passed legislation this summer to reauthorize ESEA, and a bipartisan group of representatives and senators [...]
Happy Birthday Medicare and Social Security! As we celebrate Medicare’s recent 50th anniversary, and Social Security’s 80th anniversary on August 14th, it is the perfect time to remind our representatives about the importance of these critical programs. Social Security and Medicare provide vulnerable seniors with access to high-quality health care, and with the opportunity to retire with the security and [...]
After years of intensive advocacy by groups representing the nation’s principals, Congress is recognizing the need to dedicate funding specifically to support principal preparation and ongoing professional development. This acknowledgement of the vitally important work of principals in our nation’s schools comes in the bipartisan Senate proposal to reauthorize ESEA, released last week, which includes language from the School Principal Recruitment [...]
AFSA encourages you to participate in FairTest’s National Day of Action today, April 8, by contacting your U.S Senators and joining the Twitter storm. Together we can urge the Senate Education Committee to reduce testing requirement as it debates renewal of Elementary and Secondary Education Act/No Child Left Behind. Please take a few minutes to tell your Senator you want [...]
As the House is moving quickly on its legislation to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), it is time to take action and urge Congress to further support the role of school principals. The ESEA, known as No Child Left Behind (NCLB), does not provide principals with adequate support, training and resources but still holds them accountable [...]
AFSA’s General Executive Board (GEB) met Friday, May 2 in Washington, DC for a day of lobbying on Capitol Hill for AFSA’s Day of Action. The GEB focused on critical federal education legislation, particularly the importance of federal support for principal professional development.
In the coming weeks, AFSA will be hosting two free webinars on topics important to school administrators and leaders.
About the Webinar School leaders are relied on to provide their schools with smart and effective leadership as well as promote student success across all areas. However, one leader cannot do it all alone. Join us for a webinar designed to assist school leaders in examining how high performing teams operate and how to build effective school leadership teams. School [...]