Post Tagged with: "Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA)"

Tell Congress to Reauthorize ESEA Now!

Tell Congress to Reauthorize ESEA Now!

Congress finally appears poised to vote on the long overdue reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). This version of ESEA is titled “The Every Student Succeeds Act” (ESSA), which will completely replace the flawed “No Child Left Behind Act”. Your voice is critical in this process to ensure we get over the finish line. Please take a moment to contact [...]

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Principals Groups Applaud Senate Passage of ESEA Bill

Principals Groups Applaud Senate Passage of ESEA Bill

AFSA, the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP) and the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) released a joint statement applauding the Senate for the passage of the ESEA bill.

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Support the Future of Principals in ESEA Mark-Up

Support the Future of Principals in ESEA Mark-Up

After years of intensive advocacy by groups representing the nation’s principals, Congress is recognizing the need to dedicate funding specifically to support principal preparation and ongoing professional development. This acknowledgement of the vitally important work of principals in our nation’s schools comes in the bipartisan Senate proposal to reauthorize ESEA, released last week, which includes language from the School Principal Recruitment [...]

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Principal Unions Send Joint Letter to Policymakers on Title II Funds

AFSA continues to advocate for increased support of principal professional development in the reauthorization of ESEA, and through the appropriations process. Together with the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) and National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP), AFSA has sent a letter to the Senate and House Appropriations staff. Congress must provide direction in the appropriation of the [...]

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Principals Push Legislators for Changes to ESEA Bills

Education Daily reports that principals’ groups are pushing legislators for changes to the ESEA reauthorization proposals on Capitol Hill- the ESEA reauthorization discussion draft by Chairman Lamar Alexander, and the Student Success Act, H.R. 5, which is up for consideration by the House. AFSA, NAESP, NASSP have sent a letter to the Senate HELP Committee requesting a carve out of [...]

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Proposed Changes to NCLB Raise Major Concerns for Educators

On January 13, Senator Lamar Alexander, Chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions committee, released a discussion draft laying out his priorties to reauthorize ESEA. The discussion draft would revamp No Child Left Behind (NCLB) and significantly reduce the federal role in education. If the bill is passed, current funding structures would be changed by consolidating most programs [...]

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House Passes Charter School Bill While Senate Introduces A Nearly Identical Measure

The bipartisan charter school bill, known as the “Success and Opportunity through Quality Charter Schools Act,” (H.R. 10) which consolidates and updates the existing charter school programs under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), passed the U.S. House of Representatives on Friday May 9th on a bipartisan vote of 360-45. The bill passed as written of Committee with a [...]

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Principals’ Organizations Advocate for Improved Professional Development Funding

Principals’ Organizations Advocate for Improved Professional Development Funding  Urge Congress to Revise ESEA Title II Funding Language  Washington – Calling on Congress to provide at least 10 percent of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) professional development funding be directed toward principals, three organizations representing 95,000 school leaders across the country have banded together in an unprecedented partnership to [...]

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School Leaders Need a Stronger Voice in Education Reform Says Principals’ Union

WASHINGTON—Greater input from school leaders is essential for quality education reform, said a leading principals’ union today in a letter to Senators addressing the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). The American Federation of School Administrators, AFL-CIO, voiced its support for many of the initiatives included in the Senate’s answer to reauthorizing ESEA, the Strengthening America’s Schools [...]

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