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School Leaders and Dept. of Edu. Reflect on “Day in the Life of a Principal”

School Leaders and Dept. of Edu. Reflect on “Day in the Life of a Principal”

The U.S. Department of Education just finished up their “Day in the Life of a Principal” visits this week. The principal shadow visits were in honor of National Principals Month, and marked a concerted effort by the Department to learn more about the challenges school leaders face on a daily basis, and the critical role they play in ensuring all [...]

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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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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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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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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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Spending Bill Directs Education Department to Focus Attention on Principal Professional Development

Spending Bill Directs Education Department to Focus Attention on Principal Professional Development

Despite several disappointing cuts, the recently approved federal spending measure included report language that AFSA, the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NASSP) and the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NAESP) strongly advocated for throughout 2014 that supports and recognizes the importance of school leaders, their continuously expanding role and the pressing need for their professional development. In a joint [...]

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The Most Important Figure in School Reform We Never Talk About: It’s the Principal

As we go back to school this fall, parents will naturally be fretting about teachers—mainly, did their kids get the best ones? But what if, in the interest of educational improvement, we paused to examine the role of one person who rarely gets talked about, but who just might be the most important figure in school reform: the principal?

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AFSA Attends CEF Budget Response Briefing

AFSA Attends CEF Budget Response Briefing

On Tuesday, May 13, 2014, AFSA attended The Committee for Education Funding (CEF) FY 2015 Budget Response Briefing held at the Capitol Visitor Center. The briefing was attended by Hill staff, CEF members, and other education stakeholders. AFSA is a member of CEF, a coalition of 114 national education associations and institutions from birth to postgraduate education. The CEF Budget [...]

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NASSP, NAESP and AFSA Partner on Important Funding Issue

NASSP, NAESP and AFSA Partner on Important Funding Issue

Last month, the National Association for Secondary School Principals (NASSP), the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP) and AFSA formed a partnership to press Congress to allocate at least 10 percent of ESEA Title II professional development funding for principal development. According to recent US Department of Education findings, only an average of four percent of ESEA Title II [...]

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