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FY16 Bill Status: House Funding Bill Eliminates Education Programs

AFSA, along with the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP), National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP) and New Leaders sent a joint letter to Chairmen Blunt and Cole and Ranking Members Murray and DeLauro urging them to continue funding the School Leadership Program in the Fiscal Year 2016 Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations bill (Read the full letter here).   The House […]

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AFSA Attends Committee for Education Funding Gala

AFSA Attends Committee for Education Funding Gala

AFSA President Diann Woodard joined NAESP Executive Director, Gail Connelly and NASSP Executive Director JoAnn Bartoletti recently attended the Committee for Education Funding’s (CEF) 2014 Gala. The principals’ groups were joined by Congressional staff members Gohar Sidghi, for Senator Al Franken (DFL-Mn) and Brandon Mendoza, staffer for Rep. Susan Davis (D-Ca). Rep. Davis and Sen. Franken are the sponsors of […]

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Diann Woodard Responds to President Barack Obama’s FY2015 Budget Request

President Barack Obama officially released his budget request for Fiscal Year 2015. In response, AFSA President Diann Woodard released the following statement: “Overall, the president’’s budget request for FY15 represents a step in the right direction, and provides a blueprint to move our country forward by investing in education and jobs, raising the minimum wage, closing tax loopholes, supporting workers, […]

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‘War on Poverty’ Anniversary Study Shows Support for Education

The Half in Ten Foundation and the Center for American Progress released a study recently that found Americans have strong support for education as a priority for reducing poverty across the country. “50 Years after LBJ’s War on Poverty: A Study of American Attitudes About Work, Economic Opportunity, and the Social Safety Net” found that 25 percent of those surveyed […]

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The Continued Fight Against Sequestration

The Continued Fight Against Sequestration

On Oct. 16, 2013, President Obama signed legislation approved by Congress to end a 16-day government shutdown. The deal funded the government through Jan. 15, 2014, and raised the $16.7 trillion debt ceiling until Feb. 7,2014, thus avoiding a potentially disastrous default in late October 2013. The end of the shutdown sent hundreds of thousands of furloughed federal workers back […]

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Fight Sequestration!

Fight Sequestration!

Schools across the nation have already been subject to the largest cuts to education in our nation’s history under sequestration this year. Now, funding for the federal government is set to expire on September 30th. On September 20, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a spending resolution that would keep sequestration in place, and would require another $19 billion in […]

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President Diann Woodard’s Statement on Obama’s Budget Request for FY 2014

President Diann Woodard’s Statement on Obama’s Budget Request for FY 2014

On Wednesday, April 10th, President Obama officially released his budget request for Fiscal Year 2014.
AFSA is very pleased Obama’s request includes $71.2 billion in discretionary appropriations for the Department of Education, which is an increase of $3.1 billion, or 4.5 percent, above the FY 2012 level.

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Sequestration Continues to Threaten Education Funding

Sequestration Continues to Threaten Education Funding

At the end of last year, Congress passed the American Taxpayer Relief Act, H.R. 8, to avoid going over the “fiscal cliff,” while also delaying sequestration until March 1, 2013, and adjusting tax policy and rates to raise approximately $620 billion toward deficit reduction over 10 years. Because Congress was unable to reach an agreement to reduce the federal deficit, […]

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Submit Your Letter Today To Stop Sequestration!

Submit Your Letter Today To Stop Sequestration!

Unless Congress takes immediate action, funding for education could be slashed by $3 billion on March 1st. This would be the largest cut to education in our nation’s history, and could result in millions of dollars of lost revenue for your local school district. Use our sample letter and simple tool to create and submit a letter to the editor […]

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Tell Congress to End Sequestration Now!

Tell Congress to End Sequestration Now!

Unless Congress takes immediate action, funding for education could be slashed by $2.6 billion on March 1st. This would be the largest cuts to education in our nation’s history, and could result in millions of dollars of lost revenue for your local school district.

Tell your member(s) of Congress that this is unacceptable today!

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