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Start High School Later: Let Kids Sleep In?

Start High School Later: Let Kids Sleep In?

Students who get more sleep at night are healthier and do better academically, according to a new study by the University of Washington and the Salk Institute for Biological Studies. Parents and health organizations in communities around the country have raised a red flag that early school start times go against a student’s natural sleep cycle, leading to sleep deprivation. Scientists […]

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Details of LA Strike Settlement

After six days on strike, United Teachers of Los Angeles (UTLA) won a new – and positive – contract from the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD). Copies of the tentative agreement circulated to the 31,000 union members, including those still on the picket lines. Chapter chairs at the district’s 1,240 schools conducted votes to approve the agreement, which passed. That […]

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Feds End Shutdown — AFSA Reacts

“The President — finally — did the right thing and opened the federal government for the next three weeks after a completely unnecessary 35 day shutdown. At last, federal government workers can receive a month of backpay and at least one more check before the shutdown clock runs out again. Children of federal workers will not have to worry for […]

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The Power of Unions Win in LA Strike

The Power of Unions Win in LA Strike

Statement on the Resolution of the L.A. Teachers’ Strike Ernest Logan, President American Federation of School Administrators January 22, 2019 “We are pleased that leaders of the Los Angeles Teachers Union and the school district have reached an agreement that addresses many critical issues and will allow classes to resume. This breakthrough should make it possible once again for teachers […]

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US Dept of Ed — Pushing D.C. school voucher program Expansion

POLITICO Pro reports that “education Secretary Betsy DeVos called on Congress to rewrite the law governing federal D.C. school vouchers to include automatic funding increases for the program.” They continued to report. “It is imperative that Congress not only reauthorize this program but do so with predictability and stability,” DeVos said in remarks at a Heritage Foundation event celebrating the […]

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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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