The School Leader

         February 7, 2019     Volume 1                      

Rebuild America’s Schools Act

Introduced in the House

The Rebuild America’s Schools Act in the U.S. House of Representatives would authorize $100 billion in grants and bonds to construct, modernize, repair, renovate or retrofit public school facilities. Introduced at the end of January by new House Education & Labor Committee Chair Bobby Scott (D-Va.), the bill is a clear indication the new Congress is dedicated to putting public schools first.

“Chair Scott’s bill represents not only a much-needed boost to America’s public schools, but an investment in their future health and in the futures of public school students and educators,” said AFSA President Ernest Logan. As principals, assistant principals and school leaders in charge of many of the public school buildings that need an overhaul, AFSA members should follow this legislation and contact their member of Congress to voice support for the legislation.

Source: NEA
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Start High School Later: Let Kids Sleep In?                      

Students who get more sleep at night are healthier and do better academically, according to a new study by the University of Washington and the Salk Institute for Biological Studies.  

Parents and health organizations in communities around the country have raised a red flag that early school start times go against a student’s natural sleep cycle, leading to sleep deprivation.

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  • $2 million educators professional liability coverage
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  • $15,000 total disability benefit
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Diann Woodard AFSA College Scholarship:

Available for Children of AFSA Members

Deadline: Feb. 28 — Apply Today

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Professional Union Membership Up

Principals, assistant principals and other school leaders are joining hands with others as professional union membership grew to 6.18 million in 2018, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ annual report on union membership. That is an increase of approximately 28,000 professionals from 2017.

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New GAO Study Examines U.S. DOE

Assessment Programs

The U.S. Department of Education provides billions of dollars in grants for programs to improve K–12 outcomes.

Do they work?

…..Read more.

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