AFSA Blog

Statement From President Diann Woodard on the Nomination of Thomas Perez for Labor Secretary

AFSA applauds President Obama’s nomination of Thomas Perez to be the next Secretary of the Department of Labor.

Perez, currently the assistant attorney general for civil rights, has a long and proven track record of supporting the rights of workers and those striving to enter the middle class. He has also championed civil rights issues throughout his career, and fought hard to protect and strengthen voters’ rights.

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Safe Schools Improvement Act reintroduced to Congress

A new version of the Safe Schools Improvement Act has been reintroduced in the Senate and will be reintroduced in the House shortly. As members of the National Safe Schools Partnership, we will be urging congressmen and women to support this bill ensuring safer schools. This legislation seeks to strengthen punishments for school bullying and also broadens the definition of […]

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Shutting Doors on Our Nation’s Children: The School Closure Epidemic

Shutting Doors on Our Nation’s Children: The School Closure Epidemic

It is no secret the charter school model is spreading like wildfire across America, and public school students and administrators are getting burned as a result in big cities and small towns alike. School systems that have long gone underfunded or mismanaged are like kindling for the blaze, and the needs of the public school students in those systems largely […]

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AFL-CIO Webinar About Right to Work on April 1st

AFL-CIO Webinar About Right to Work on April 1st

Please join us for a webinar on “Right to Work” on Monday April 1st at 4:00 PM EDT.

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Educators Take a Stand Against Financing Guns

Educators Take a Stand Against Financing Guns

A group of California teachers is taking to heart the linkage of education and firearms inherent in the wake of the tragedy in Newtown, Conn., and is working to divest teacher funds of firearm holdings. Following a unanimous vote by its members during a public meeting, the California State Teachers Retirement System (Calstrs), one of the largest in the United […]

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Members Speak Out

Learn about all of the opportunities that AFSA provides for its members to ensure their voices are heard!

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AFSA Signs On To Letter Urging Senate to Oppose Voucher Amendments

AFSA Signs On To Letter Urging Senate to Oppose Voucher Amendments

AFSA has signed on to a National Coalition to Protect Education (NCPE) letter that was sent to the Senate Friday morning opposing any amendments in the Senate Budget Resolution that would create a voucher program. So far one of the proposed amendments has already been opposed 39-60.

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Charter Schools Taking It Too Far

Charter Schools Taking It Too Far

Charter schools claim to be for all students, yet they screen student’s submissions and test scores as if they were applying for college.

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The Real Impact of the Sequester

If you walk into the grocery store next month, and there’s no chicken in the freezer, blame Congress. If you get to the airport for the flight to see your mother and your plane is delayed – or cancelled – blame Congress.

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AFSA Partners with the National Center for School Crisis and Bereavement

AFSA Partners with the National Center for School Crisis and Bereavement

The General Executive Board of the American Federation of School Administrators has endorsed the outstanding work that the National Center for School Crisis and Bereavement (NCSCB) is doing to meet the daily challenges presented to administrators and teachers across the country.

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