Press Releases and Statements

School Principals Call Upon Secretary DeVos to Establish National Task Force on School Safety

Washington, DC —- A leading school principals group today urged the Trump Administration to establish a National Task Force on School Safety to develop best practices and offer real solutions to schools. “We cannot afford to wait for Congress or state legislatures to pass legislation in this area,” wrote Ernest Logan, executive vice president of the American Federation of School […]

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AFSA VP Ernest Logan Responds to FY 2019 Budget

AFSA VP Ernest Logan Responds to FY 2019 Budget

President Trump’s FY 2019 budget proposal was released last week and Ernest Logan, AFSA Executive Vice President, released the following statement: The FY 2019 budget proposal is the first step toward dismantling public education. It is time to stand up and take action. The future of our schools is at stake. Not only does the proposed budget cut $2 billion […]

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AFSA President’s Statement on President Trump’s Budget for Fiscal Year 2018

AFSA President’s Statement on President Trump’s Budget for Fiscal Year 2018

President Trump released his budget for Fiscal Year 2018 on May 23. AFSA President Diann Woodard released the following statement in response: “President Trump’s FY 2018 Budget request is a reverse Robin Hood Budget. It slashes and decimates programs for the most vulnerable Americans, while stuffing the pockets of the uber-wealthy,” “As school leaders, AFSA members are responsible for leading […]

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Title II Press Statement

STATEMENT OF PRINCIPALS’, EDUCATORS’ AND SCHOOL LEADERS’ GROUPS OPPOSING TRUMP ADMINISTRATION’S PROPOSED FY18 APPROPRIATIONS CUTS: Washington, DC, May 23, 2017—”We adamantly oppose President Trump’s FY 2018 budget proposal to completely eliminate funding for Title II, Part A, the Supporting Effective Instruction State Grants program. Eliminating funding for this program, which was authorized in the bipartisan Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), will devastate state […]

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AFSA President Diann Woodard Responds to Friedrichs Case Ruling

AFSA President Diann Woodard Responds to Friedrichs Case Ruling

The U.S. Supreme Court’s 4-4 ruling in Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association is a major win for public sector unions. In response AFSA President Diann Woodard released the following statement: “Today’s 4-4 ruling marks a significant victory for everyone who supports fair wages, safe working conditions, and a voice on the job. It was blatantly clear to all, that this […]

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AFL-CIO National Survey to Examine the Lives of Working Women

(Washington, DC, October 27, 2015) Today, the AFL-CIO released the National Survey of Working Women to capture a multifaceted picture of the lives of working women across the country, both union and nonunion. The survey, developed under the guidance of the AFL-CIO Executive Council Committee on Working Women will ask women about their economic interests, family and work life, along with their experiences balancing […]

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U.S. Department of Education Officials to Experience a Day as School Principal

AFSA, NAESP, NASSP, and New Leaders Applaud the U.S. Department of Education for Shadowing Principals to Better Understand the Support School Leaders Need to Succeed   Officials will conduct shadow visits to highlight the role of school principals in Washington, DC, and 10 additional states across the country.   Alexandria, VA—This week, officials from the U.S. Department of Education (the […]

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Principals Groups Celebrate Assistant Principals Week, April 13-17

Principals Groups Celebrate Assistant Principals Week, April 13-17

                   Principals Groups Celebrate Assistant Principals Week, April 13-17  Contact: Bob Farrace, farraceb@nassp.org, 703-674-5614 Reston, VA–The National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP), the National Association of Elementary School Principals, and the American Federation of School Administrators have declared the week of April 13-17, 2015 as National Assistant Principals Week to honor and recognize the contributions of assistant […]

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AFSA Urges Congress and President Obama to End Sequestration

AFSA, Together with Diverse Groups Address Importance of Eliminating Sequestration, Fiscal Austerity  Washington, DC –  In 2013, The Bipartisan Budget Act negotiated by Representative Paul Ryan and Senator Patty Murray provided partial, temporary relief from sequestration. With the return of full sequestration in 2016, NDD United, an alliance of organizations working together to protect nondefense discretionary funding, has renewed its efforts […]

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State of the Classroom: President Diann Woodard’s Response to the State of the Union

On Tuesday, January 20th, President Obama delivered his annual State of the Union address. In response, AFSA President Diann Woodard released the following statement: “We appreciate the president’s remarks highlighting the importance of education. AFSA strongly supports increasing our nation’s investment in education, particularly early education, as it is fundamental to closing the opportunity gaps we face as a nation […]

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