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Time to order the AFSA Leadership Award!

The time has come to once again order the AFSA Leadership Award! The AFSA Leadership Award is an excellent way to acknowledge student accomplishments and to represent AFSA as an organization that encourages student success and growth inside and outside of the classroom. Please place your orders with AFSA HQ by no later than May 1.

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AFSA’s Letter Asks Members to Reject Rep. Ryan’s Budget

On March 27, AFSA President Diann Woodard sent a letter to every member of the House of Representatives urging them to reject Rep. Paul Ryan’s Budget.

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AFSA President Diann Woodard and Baltimore Local President Jimmy Gittings in Baltimore Sun

“When looking across the country, Baltimore does not quite measure up,” said Diann Woodard, president of the American Federation of School Administrators, the only national education union for school administrators, including Baltimore’s. And the leader of the city principals union says many administrators are leaving the district for higher-paying jobs with less pressure in nearby school systems.

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AFSA’s Letter to the Editor Published in The Hill

On Jan. 25, 2012, The Hill published a letter AFSA submitted in response to Juan Williams’ op-ed in support of school choice.

From Diann Woodard, president of the American Federation of School Administrators

The failure of our education system lies not within the walls of the public schools that serve children in crisis, but with the policymakers and policies in place that ignore the fundamental causes of low student achievement: unfair funding formulas, poverty and unproven education policies.

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The Fall Issue of The Leader is Here

The Fall 2011 AFSA Newsletter is now available! Follow the link to get your copy today.

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ESEA Reauthorization Plows Forward

Since the summer edition of The Leader, there have been several developments relating to the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). After months of speculation and a number of hearings, the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee finally introduced and approved a bill to reauthorize ESEA.

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Are Digital Devices The Future Of Education?

Are Digital Devices The Future Of Education?

As technology becomes more popular and affordable, states and schools districts have the choice to adopt the use of technology in the classroom to enhance traditional education.

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A Victory For Public Workers In Ohio And Michigan

Tuesday, Nov. 8, was a momentous night for the labor movement. Legislative victories in Ohio and Michigan showed that voters care about workers’ rights and the need for jobs, and the elections confirmed that Americans still have a say in their governments.

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New Report On Principal Effectiveness In The Works

New Report On Principal Effectiveness In The Works

In August, AFSA commissioned the American Institutes for Research (AIR), an internationally renowned firm specializing in social science and behavioral research, to conduct a study on principal effectiveness. Specifically, the report will focus on the best methods of principal evaluation, the shared qualities that effective principals demonstrate and the need for principals to have a say in reform.

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Educators Handed The Role Of Parent And Instructor

School has always been a place of learning. It is where educators take young minds and mold them, preparing them for future careers and success. But for some students, school is more than just a place to learn. It is a place of refuge and comfort—a home away from home.

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