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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”
Members Learn How to Strengthen Their Community at AFSA Summer Training Session

Members Learn How to Strengthen Their Community at AFSA Summer Training Session

  In an effort to continue to provide school leaders the support and resources they need, to protect their rights and benefits, and to strengthen public education, AFSA held a free two-day training session open to all members in August. Participants attended work shops and learned new techniques and tools on growing their association, member benefits, using politics to engage members, effective [...]

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AFL-CIO Commits to Mobilizing Millions of Women in 2016

The AFL-CIO Executive Council recently adopted the Economic Agenda for Working Women and Our Families. Below is Secretary Treasurer Liz Shuler’s statement: Women make up more than half of the U.S. electorate, and we vote at higher rates than men. From now until November, the AFL-CIO will be talking to women voters about the issues that impact them the most. We will [...]

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AFSA Watches Clinton Make History at the 2016 Democratic National Convention

AFSA Watches Clinton Make History at the 2016 Democratic National Convention

AFSA leaders witnessed a historical event at the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, where Hillary Clinton became the first woman to accept the Democratic nomination to run for President of the United States. Diann Woodard, AFSA President, Ernest Logan, AFSA Executive Vice President and Council of Supervisors and Administrators President, AFSA Local 1, Aona Jefferson, AFSA General Vice President and Council of [...]

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House Appropriations Committee Approves Education Funding Bill

The full House Appropriations committee approved the fiscal year 2017 (FY 17) Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education (LHHS-Ed) funding bill lines by a 31-19 vote, with all Democrats voting against the bill. House Democrats, who disapproved of the health care and family planning policy riders and the low funding levels for Zika, hotly contested the $161.6 billion bill. [...]

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New Report Shows Prison Spending Outpaces Education

According to POLITICO Pro, the Education Department’s new policy brief compares state and local expenditures on corrections and education. The brief reports that while higher education funding has remained stagnant, state and local government spending on jails and prisons has increased by 90% over the past 30 years. Local and state government corrections spending has also increased three times as [...]

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Register for Free Training Opportunity!

Register for Free Training Opportunity!

Have you spent this summer preparing for the upcoming school year? This year will be a challenging one for principals and you have the power to take control and make a difference. As school leaders, we need to come together and prepare for the obstacles we face educating children. Don’t miss this valuable opportunity to attend AFSA’s FREE training session. [...]

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AFL-CIO President’s Remarks on Presidential Endorsement

During the New Jersey State AFL-CIO Constitutional Convention, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka delivered his first speech since the announcement of Hillary Clinton’s presidential endorsement.  President Trumka spoke mainly on standing together in the upcoming election in his following speech: “Ever since Barack Obama was elected, the Republican vocabulary has been reduced to one word: “no.” No to creating jobs. No [...]

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Guide for Talking to Children About the Orlando Attacks

The tragic Orlando shootings has caused a great grief across our nation. During difficult times like these, children are left confused and filled with questions. Below is an article which provides suggestions to parents and schools about how they can speak with children about the recent incident: The Orlando Attacks- Guide for Talking to Children For more resources on supporting [...]

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