AFSA Blog

School Leaders United

In March, AFSA launched a major new initiative to organize and activate members in stepped-up political and communications programs to combat the assaults by reactionary politicians against educators and other public employees.

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The Need for Professional Development

Originally published in the Spring 2011 edition of The Leader

AFSA Local 44 President Thomas Cason weighs in on the importance of professional development and his career in St. Louis public schools.

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PANOPSI, AFSA Local 17, Goes to Court

PANOPSI, AFSA Local 17, filed a class-action lawsuit against multiple Louisiana state education officials for the wrongful termination of nearly 7,500 school employees immediately following Hurricane Katrina.

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Labor-Management Collaboration Conference Sparks Discussions

A first-of-its-kind conference on labor-management collaboration held in Denver in February has been considered by its conveners a historic effort to transform the relationship among superintendents, school boards and teachers into a partnership to boost student achievement.

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School Leaders United: New Campaign Engages Members in Political Activism

AFSA this month is launching a major new initiative to organize and activate members in stepped-up political and communications programs to combat the assaults by reactionary politicians against educators and other public employees.

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The Missing Link in School Reform

Originally published on The Huffington Post May 2011.

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Raising Our Voices in Solidarity to Defend Our Rights

Originally published in the 2011 Spring edition of The Leader

There comes a time in each of our professional lives when our mettle as leaders and our commitment to quality education for children is tested severely. For educators in Wisconsin, Ohio, Florida and numerous other states, that moment is upon them.

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Test-Driven Education Reform Could Set Up Kids To Fail

Originally published on The Huffington Post February 2011.

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New Orleans Schools Still in Eye of Storm

Originally published in the Winter 2011 edition of The Leader

It’s been five years since Hurricane Katrina ravaged New Orleans and redefined “normal” for so many people. Rebuilding the drowned city has been a slow and laborious process, and while progress has been made, one area in particular still is lagging behind: education.

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School Reform or Permanent Underclass?

Originally published on The Huffington Post December 2010.

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