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Student Grief Support Resource

Student Grief Support Resource

The Coalition to Support Grieving Students is the first-ever bereavement resource for educators, which provides effective methods for addressing grief at schools through an easy-to-use, multimedia platform. Resources to equip and inform educators with all the most practical information guidance needed to better meet the needs of grieving students are available to all members of the school community.

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Join Our Campaign and Tweet to Your Member of Congress

Join Our Campaign and Tweet to Your Member of Congress

In order to raise awareness of the need for more professional development for principals and assistant principals, AFSA, together with the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) and the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP), has launched the #PD4Principals campaign.

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Principals’ Groups Endorse Bill to Support School Leadership

Principals’ Groups Endorse Bill to Support School Leadership

Principals’ Groups Applaud Introduction of Bill to Support School Leadership, Urge Congress to Include Key Provisions in ESEA Reauthorization Bill seeks to improve current federal programs to better support aspiring and in-service principals through one-year residency, mentoring, and other professional development Contact: Bob Farrace, NASSP, farraceb@nassp.org Kelly Pollitt, NAESP, kpollitt@naesp.org Susan Merida, AFSA, susan@tricompr.com February 19, 2015; Alexandria, VA, Reston, VA, and Washington, [...]

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ESEA Recommendations to Senate HELP Committee

ESEA Recommendations to Senate HELP Committee

Senator Lamar Alexander’s discussion draft to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) does not go nearly far enough in recognizing the role principals play in schools serving children from pre-kindergarten to grade 12, and providing them with the support they need to be successful.   In response AFSA, along with National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) and National [...]

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Diann Woodard Responds to President Obama’s Fiscal Year 2016 Budget

On Monday, February 2, President Obama released his budget for Fiscal Year 2016. AFSA President Diann Woodard released the following statement in response: “AFSA applauds the President for offering in his FY16 budget request long overdue investments in k-12 education and proposing to end the ill-conceived and self-defeating  sequestration budget cuts. Sequestration decimates funding for the core services we all [...]

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Senate NCLB Hearing on Supporting Teachers and School Leaders

On Tuesday, January 27th, the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, held it’s second full committee hearing on NCLB, “Fixing No Child Left Behind: Supporting Teachers and School Leaders.” The hearing focused on teachers and school leaders, and AFSA was pleased there was much discussion on: how to recruit, train, and retain high-quality school leaders; and how to [...]

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A Letter to the Senate HELP Committee: We Oppose Title I Portability

On Tuesday, January 26, AFSA, along with several other national education organizations, sent out a letter to members of the Senate HELP Commitee voicing their opinion on why are strongly opposed to a provision included in Senator Alexander’s discussion draft to reauthorize ESEA that would dismantle the Title I formula. The issue, providing states the option of making Title I [...]

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GOP Proposal to Reauthorize ESEA Does Too Little to Promote Equity

The Senate education committee convened last week, which released Senator Alexander’s discussion draft of the reauthorization of No Child Left Behind. This caused school leaders to be concerned if the bill were to pass. AFSA, NAESP, NASSP released a joint statement saying, “Perhaps the largest omission is any acknowledgment of the significant role principals play in student achievement. The discussion draft, [...]

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Kasim Reed, Atlanta Mayor

AFSA Attends MLK Civil and Human Rights Conference

From January 15-19, AFSA joined hundreds of union and civil rights activists in honoring the life and legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at the AFL-CIO’s 2015 Martin Luther King Jr. Civil and Human Rights Conference in Atlanta. Attendees participated in plenary sessions, workshops and panels, in order to build knowledge and skills on a wide range [...]

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First Meeting of 2015 for AFSA GEB

On Friday, January 16 and Saturday, January 17, AFSA committees and full General Executive Board met for their first official meeting of 2015. Program Committee The AFSA Program Committee continued it’s planning for the AFSA Fourteenth Triennial Convention, July 23-27, 2015 in New Orleans, LA. The theme for the convention is Engaged Leadership for a Brighter Future. The committee worked [...]

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