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Nearly 750 Union Members Win Elected Office

Led by Minnesota’s Tim Walz, some 743 unionists – and counting – won public office nationwide, from Congress down to county commissioner, the AFL-CIO calculates.  Walz, a member of Education Minnesota – the joint AFT-NEA affiliate in the state – and a Mankato High School history teacher, was the Democratic-Farmer-Labor congressman from the GOP-leaning 1st District for the last 12 […]

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Post Election: Let’s Get to Work

Post Election: Let’s Get to Work

This election was a victory for civics because so many people did their duty and voted.   For educators, this election was a turning point as many of our colleagues went above and beyond their voting obligations and ran for office. According to NEA, over 1800 educators ran for public office this election cycle. One of the best headlines post […]

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Make a Voting Plan

Make a Voting Plan

“Elections belong to the people. It’s their decision. If they decide to turn their back on the fire and burn their behinds, then they will just have to sit on their blisters.” ― Abraham Lincoln Have you made your voting plan yet? Next Tuesday, November 6, is one of the most important midterm elections in our lifetime. I know you […]

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It’s time to Vote to Change Schools

It’s time to Vote to Change Schools

During the July AFSA convention, President Ernest Logan said our jobs as school leaders is to keep the light of democracy burning. With all the focus on testing and STEM education, history and civics has gotten lost. In his speech, he called on each of us to start the drum beat for civics and history education. But to bring those […]

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Principals Under Pressure — New Report From Education Week

Principals Under Pressure — New Report From Education Week

Education Week asks the questions, “is there a job in K-12 education more demanding and complex than the principal’s?” The reporters answer a big no. the write “principals have to answer to the central office. They need to be responsive to parents. They must make teachers their top priority—to be instructional leaders. And of course, they must build relationships with […]

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AFL-CIO TV Ad Highlighting Worker Power

  From a resounding defeat of “right to work” in Missouri to organizing victories in numerous industries nationwide, working people are standing up together. AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka said, “We don’t fear the attacks against us. We don’t fear right to work. Our power comes from the connection between us. We want fairness, we want dignity. We want everybody to […]

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The Latest Leader

The Latest Leader

“Special Convention Edition” should be hitting your mailboxes, or read it here.  

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New Cohort of Principals Emerges Leading Evolution of Teaching

New Cohort of Principals Emerges Leading Evolution of Teaching

A new cohort of school principals is emerging across the country, according to a report released today by Blackboard and Project Tomorrow. These school leaders, “New Learning Leaders,” are rethinking instructional practices, providing a bold vision for the future of their schools, leading by example and supporting their teachers through this transition. More than 400,000 teachers, parents of school-aged children, […]

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Tell Our Stories

Tell Our Stories

I want to wish all principals and administrators – the genuine leaders of public education – a happy National Principals Month. Thank you for your dedication, commitment, and passion for public education and the children we serve. This month is a time to celebrate the tremendous job you do every day in our schools. You are heroes in our nation’s […]

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Celebrating School Leaders October 2018

Celebrating School Leaders October 2018

What is National Principals Month? National Principals Month recognizes the essential role that principals play in making a school great. Each October, NASSP, NAESP, and AFSA seek to honor these unsung heroes for their tireless efforts in pursuit of excellence in education. National Principals Month is marked by national and state resolutions supporting the event, as well as acknowledgments from […]

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