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Maximize Your AFSA Benefits

Maximize Your AFSA Benefits

$2 million Professional Educator Liability Coverage $25,000 Criminal Defense Coverage $15,000 Total Disability Benefit $10,000 AccidentalDeath Benefit Your monthly investment in AFSA provides a number of benefits including a host of insurance policies. However, AFSA must have your most current information on file, or you will not qualify for these benefits or you may be denied coverage. Please note that […]

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Stop Starving Our Schools

Stop Starving Our Schools

The streets of Los Angeles are packed with the sights and sounds of collective action this week. Braving the cold rain, some 30,000 United Teachers Los Angeles (UTLA) members turned out for picket lines across the city yesterday, joined by more than 10,000 parents, students and community members. Every LA school site—more than 900—participated in the strike, culminating in a […]

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Statement on Findings of Parkland School Shooting Panel

Statement on Findings of Parkland School Shooting Panel

The American Federation of School Administrators disagrees with the idea of arming educators as way to stop school shootings. AFSA is both outraged and deeply saddened by the killings at Parkland and the rash of school shootings that have devastated our nation for the past two decades. We lost one of our own members at Sandy Hook. However, the best […]

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U.S. Supreme Court–Positive results for workers

The U.S. Supreme Court hasn’t issued any major rulings yet in its current term, which began in October. But that doesn’t mean the federal courts ignored workers’ issues. Instead, the load, as usual, fell on the federal appeals courts during the last six months of 2018, with mostly positive results for workers so far, a review of rulings shows. Of […]

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AFSA Responds to  Federal Commission on School Safety Report

AFSA Responds to Federal Commission on School Safety Report

Ernest Logan, president of the American Federation of School Administrators made the following statement in response to the release of the Federal Commission on School Safety Report: “The fact the panel had no school leaders, educators, parents, or students shows that the Trump administration isn’t really interested in pursuing real-world solutions and is more concerned about minimizing the issue, pretending it’s acting, […]

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New Sandy Hook PSA

New Sandy Hook PSA

This week marks the 6th anniversary of the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School.​​​ ​Please join us in honoring and remembering the 20 children and 6 educators that were killed that day, including principal and AFSA member, Dawn Hochsprung​.  Our hearts will forever be with the victims and their families. We wanted to share with you this powerful public service announcement​​, […]

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The Big Jobs of Small Town School Leaders

The Hechinger Report writes that Rural school leaders have some of the most complex roles in education — and some of the highest attrition. Read the article and see if this matches up with what we know of big city principals. The big jobs of small-town principals

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Holiday Reading on Education Policy

Holiday Reading on Education Policy

With the new year comes new legislative actions at both a state and national level. For those interested in understanding where education policy stands today, Peter Greene, a former English teacher, provides some book recommendations that can get you up-to-date. If you have book ideas to share, email: afsa@afsaadmin.org  

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Civics and Democracy, the role of schools

In August, AFSA President Ernie Logan made a strong case for our union to take the lead in promoting civics education in our schools. That idea is gaining stem everyday. A new blog in Diverse, Issues in Higher Education written by Olawa Gibson, a 5th grade master teacher at the New American Academy Charter School in Brooklyn showcases the work her […]

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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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