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Act Now to Protect Funding for School Leaders!

The School Leader Recruitment Support Program (SLRP) is the only federal initiative that focuses explicitly on providing support to school leaders. The program provides much needed funding for the recruitment, preparation, placement, support, and retention of effective school leaders in high-needs schools. Unfortunately, despite being reauthorized in the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), and with support from dozens of members […]

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Protect America’s Healthcare, Stop Trumpcare!

The U.S. Senate is considering yet another vote TODAY, to repeal the Affordable Care Act. This is despite the fact that repeal would take away health care and Medicaid needs from over 22 million Americans, including some of our most vulnerable populations. Click here to write a letter to your Senator to oppose any bill that repeals the Affordable Care […]

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Tell Congress to Reauthorize ESEA Now!

Tell Congress to Reauthorize ESEA Now!

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 […]

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Principals Need a Voice in ESEA Reauthorization

Principals Need a Voice in ESEA Reauthorization

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 […]

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Support the Future of Principals in ESEA Mark-Up

Support the Future of Principals in ESEA Mark-Up

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 […]

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National Day of Action: Overhaul ESEA/NCLB

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 […]

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Tell Congress to Support Principals in Reauthorization of ESEA

Tell Congress to Support Principals in Reauthorization of ESEA

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 […]

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AFSA GEB Lobbies on Capitol Hill for Principal Professional Development Funding

AFSA GEB Lobbies on Capitol Hill for Principal Professional Development Funding

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.

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Fight Child Hunger!

Fight Child Hunger!

Affecting 16 million kids and their families each year, hunger is not only an issue of health, but that is extremely detrimental to a child’s education and emotional development. One in five American students come from food insecure families, meaning their household regularly lacks nutritious food. By the third grade, students from food-insecure homes have lower reading and math scores […]

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Fight Sequestration!

Fight Sequestration!

Schools across the nation have already been subject to the largest cuts to education in our nation’s history under sequestration this year. Now, funding for the federal government is set to expire on September 30th. On September 20, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a spending resolution that would keep sequestration in place, and would require another $19 billion in […]

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