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Diann Woodard’s Latest Huffington Post Blog: Listen to Mama on School Reform

Diann Woodard’s Latest Huffington Post Blog: Listen to Mama on School Reform

A recent national poll conducted by Hart Research Associates revealed that parents overwhelmingly believe that public schools are the single most important institution for the future of their community and our nation, and that they choose strong neighborhood public schools over expanding choice, charters and vouchers.

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Statement by President Diann Woodard on AFT President Randi Weingarten’s Opening Speech for the TEACH Conference 2013

As we step forward into the 2013-2014 school year, President Weingarten is correct in calling for a united front among parents, educators and community members in reclaiming the promise of public education. The voices of educators and parents have been ignored for too long.

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AFSA President Diann Woodard’s Statement on Confirmation of Tom Perez as Next Secretary of the Department of Labor

AFSA commends the U.S. Senate for confirming Tom Perez as the next Secretary of the Department of Labor.

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Education Policies Operating In The Dark

As a principal in an economically troubled city, I learned to expect the unexpected each day when arriving at school: hearing the children buzzing about a horrific incident that occurred over the weekend; checking the faculty list to see the high number of teachers absent and the lack of class coverage their absences created; seeing an irate parent entering the front office; learning the buses would be late; or discovering one of your students had run away from home.

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Remembering Heroes of Labor and Civil Rights

Trailblazer activists Viola Liuzzo, Annie Clemenc, and Evelyn Dubrow, who dedicated themselves to bettering the lives of others, will be posthumously honored and inducted into the International Labor Hall of Fame on Thursday, May 16, in an event marking the organization’s 40th year of inductees.

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President Diann Woodard Honors AFSA Historian Jack Zuckerman

President Diann Woodard honors AFSA Historian Jack Zuckerman at the recent celebration honoring his memory at the NLC.

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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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AFSA President Diann Woodard presents at Wayne State’s Equity within the Classroom Conference

President Woodard participated on a panel of experienced educators at Wayne State University’s Equity within the Classroom Conference. The theme of this year’s conference was “Building Empowerment and Excellence in Education.” Woodard and her fellow panelists presented on Tuesday, April 9, 2013, as keynote speakers during the luncheon segment of the conference. The panelists spoke about current trends, and offered […]

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President Woodard Responds to Announced School Closures in Chicago

President Woodard Responds to Announced School Closures in Chicago

Closing schools should never be used as a quick fix solution to solve larger budget problems. Instead, we should be investing more resources into these schools to ensure that all children, across all backgrounds, ethnicities, and incomes, receive a high quality education.

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Diann Woodard Reacts to the 2013 State of the Union

Diann Woodard Reacts to the 2013 State of the Union

Following President Obama’s first State of the Union address of his second term, AFSA President Diann Woodard released the following statement.

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