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Senate Resolution Officially Declares October as National Principals Month

Celebrating Principals Across the Country The month of October will be recognized as National Principals Month thanks to a recent Senate resolution. The final list of cosponsors included Senators: Franken, Carper, Wyden, Heinrich, Durbin, Feinstein, Cochran and Boozman. National Principals Month is your opportunity to say “thank you” to principals everywhere and to share with the community all the great things [...]

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2017 Principals Appropriations Priorities

Dear Chairman Blunt, Ranking Member Murray, Chairman Cole, and Ranking Member DeLauro: The American Federation of School Administrators (AFSA), the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP), and the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP)—which collectively represent principals and other school leaders in the nation’s 115,000 elementary, middle, and high schools—are writing to express our grave concerns regarding the [...]

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Rep. Pocan Releases GAO Voucher School Report

Pocan Calls on Department of Education to Ensure Proper Oversight of Taxpayer-funded Voucher Schools following GAO Report  Report Finds Taxpayer Dollars Spent on Voucher Schools Has More than Doubled over the Last Five Years; Concerns Regarding School Standards at Schools Remain  WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Mark Pocan (D-WI) called on the Department of Education to take the necessary steps to [...]

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Make Your Voice Heard, Register to Vote!

Make Your Voice Heard, Register to Vote!

Are you registered to vote? Are your friends and family registered to vote? Many in your community may NOT be registered to vote and/or planning to vote. As an organization of action, AFSA is conducting a voter registration drive this year to ensure that every voice of our community is heard. Help us register at least three people to vote [...]

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Connecticut Judge Issues Sweeping School Funding Decision

POLITICO Pro reports Hartford Superior Court Judge Thomas Moukawsher issued an order demanding that the state design a new and better way to fund public education while excoriating state lawmakers for their spending decisions. The Connecticut judge read his ruling for more than two hours, The Hartford Courant reports, declaring that the state “is defaulting on its constitutional duty” to adequately fund public education. [...]

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Free Professional Development Opportunity: Learn How You Can Protect Your Students Online

Free Professional Development Opportunity: Learn How You Can Protect Your Students Online

Gaggle invites AFSA members to attend the Symposium on Student Online Safety. This is free for school and district administrators, cabinet members and other educators responsible for student online safety. Attendees will engage in strategic and tactical discussions, learn more about keeping students safe and enjoy plenty of networking opportunities. This will be held on Sept. 29, 2016 in Edison Township, NJ. [...]

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Reflecting on Labor Day

Many Americans view Labor Day as the official end of summer, the start of the school year, and the beginning of the fall season. During this time it is also important that we reflect back on the true meaning of Labor Day. Throughout our history, workers have had to fight for a livable wage, job security, health benefits, sick leave, [...]

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Michigan AFL-CIO Endorses AFSA President Woodard as MSU Trustee Candidate for Nov. ’16 Election

LANSING – The Michigan AFL-CIO announced endorsements in races for the November 2016 general election. The endorsements were voted on by the Michigan AFL-CIO’s Executive Council, and include candidates for Congress, the Michigan Supreme Court, State Board of Education, University of Michigan Board of Regents, Michigan State University Board of Trustees, and Wayne State University Board of Governors. “Michigan’s labor [...]

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Principal Groups Call on Federal Officials to Continue Prioritizing Leadership

Principal Groups Call on Federal Officials to Continue Prioritizing Leadership

Alexandria, VA—The American Federation of School Administrators (AFSA), the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP), the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP), and New Leaders congratulate Dr. Jean-Paul Cadet, Monifa McKnight, and Dana Nerenberg on their selection as 2016-17 Principal Ambassador Fellows at the U.S. Department of Education (USED). Dr. Cadet, the Washington, DC Fellow, will be based full-time at USED during [...]

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Save the Date! “Revolutionizing School Leadership Under ESSA”