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Statement on Findings of Parkland School Shooting Panel

Statement on Findings of Parkland School Shooting Panel

The American Federation of School Administrators disagrees with the idea of arming educators as way to stop school shootings. AFSA is both outraged and deeply saddened by the killings at Parkland and the rash of school shootings that have devastated our nation for the past two decades. We lost one of our own members at Sandy Hook. However, the best […]

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Lack of Gun Language in Federal Education Budget Package Concerning

Lack of Gun Language in Federal Education Budget Package Concerning

School principals are united in their concern that the Department of Education funding bill under consideration in Congress does not include language prohibiting the use of Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) funds for school districts to purchase firearms and firearms training in schools. The American Federation of School Administrators, the National Association of Elementary School Principals and the National Association of […]

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Terrible. DeVos’ new proposal allows schools to purchase firearms with federal funds

Terrible. DeVos’ new proposal allows schools to purchase firearms with federal funds

The American Federation of School Administrators (AFSA) immediately calls for the resignation of Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, due to her reckless leadership of the Department of Education and her failure to adequately implement basic education programs, which is now becoming a serious threat to student safety. The Department’s consideration to allow schools and districts to use Student Support and […]

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Frontline Educators Keep Battling for Gun Regulation

Frontline Educators Keep Battling for Gun Regulation

The Senate put a stop to further discussions on gun control in that legislative body when it failed to pass the gun background check bill during an April vote. That hasn’t stopped schools and communities around the country from taking the issue into their own hands […]

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Healing in the Wake of Newtown

Healing in the Wake of Newtown

Survival. We talk a lot about not just survival, but thriving and meeting the needs of our children and adults in Newtown. We have since the early 1990s, long before I began working there. Newtown uses the work of Dr. William Glasser and Choice Theory, which emphasizes the four psychological needs of every human being: love/belonging, power/competence, freedom/choice and fun. Newtown has […]

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