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Join Us For A Free Webinar on Student Privacy!

Join Us For A Free Webinar on Student Privacy!

Join us for a webinar discussion on these critical issue of protecting student privacy! You will hear from experts in media and technology, school administrators, and policymakers about student privacy issues and important steps administrators can take to protect student data and keep schools safe. This webinar is provided with the suppport of the U.S. Department of Education and Common Sense Media.

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Contact Your Senator in Support of Public Education

Contact Your Senator in Support of Public Education

NOW is the time to make your voice heard. Contact your Senator and let them know that you oppose the Scholarships for Kids Act, S.1968 and the Creating Hope and Opportunity for Individuals and Communities through Education (CHOICE), S. 1909.

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Sign The Petition to Stop Cami Anderson’s One Newark Plan!

Sign The Petition to Stop Cami Anderson’s One Newark Plan!

Recently, five Newark, NJ principals were unjustly suspended by Superintendent Cami Anderson. The reason: for simply supporting community members and speaking out against the closures of public schools. Immediately following the announced suspensions, AFSA President Woodard traveled to Newark to meet with the principals and pledge AFSA’s support.  “Superintendent Anderson has seemingly plowed forward blindly, ignoring school leaders and disregarding [...]

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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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Pledge to Keep the Public in Education

Pledge to Keep the Public in Education

The original March on Washington held August 28, 1963 was a call for jobs, freedom, equal education and voting rights. Despite the progress our country has made over the past 50 years, the fight for many of these rights is ongoing today.

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Register For Our School Safety Webinar With The Department of Education!

On Wednesday, August 7, 2013, the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Safe and Healthy Students and its Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools Technical Assistance Center will host a 90-minute webinar to discuss school safety.

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Show Support for the Strengthen Social Security Act

There are currently proposals in Congress that would seriously threaten Social Security by reducing benefits to retirees. Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) recently introduced legislation that rejects this approach and will strengthen and protect Social Security. Senator Harkin’s Strengthen Social Security Act will not only protect retirees from calculated benefit cuts, it will increase Social Security’s Cost-of-Living-Adjustments by an average of [...]

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AFSA Resolution on School Safety

Whereas, Safety in schools is necessary in order to have a peaceful and caring learning environment, and Whereas, Parents, Students, Teachers, School Employees and School Administrators are all working together to make every school a place of safety, and Whereas, Law enforcement and local, state and national legislative leaders are developing plans, proposing legislation and policy, and considering increased funding [...]

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AFSA Resolution on Road Maps to Citizenship

Whereas, everyday, more than 11 million immigrant aspiring citizens contribute to our communities, our economy and our country-yet they are denied a voice in the workplace and essential rights in our society, and Whereas, a strong and vibrant democracy cannot function unless all men and women, regardless of their skin color or where they were born, can participate meaningfully in [...]

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