Post Tagged with: "Early Childhood Education"

Poll Results Indicate America’s Support of Early Childhood Education

The First Five Years Fund debuted the findings of a bipartisan poll on early childhood education at the National Polling Briefing, “America Speaks: Grow America stronger with early childhood education” on July 17. The results demonstrated that early childhood education was not only a very important issue to the voters but also a top-tier national issue. The poll showed that […]

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New Research Shows Quality, Universal Preschool Could Close Achievement Gap

A few years of quality pre-kindergarten can help close the income-based achievement gap, according to a new study by two university researchers, Greg J. Duncan and Aaron J. Soujourner. Using data from a now-defunct program that offered free preschool to students from different backgrounds, the researchers found that after providing low-income children with quality preschool early in life, the low-income […]

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AFSA Endorses Bipartisan Proposal to Increase Early Childhood Education

WASHINGTON – The Strong Start For America’s Children Act, a new proposal to expand early-childhood education nationwide, will be announced today at the Senate Visitor Center with the endorsement of 46 organizations including The American Federation of School Administrators (AFSA). The proposal will be introduced by U.S. Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) and U.S. Rep. George Miller (D-CA) with the support […]

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Local 10 in Buffalo, NY Testifies At Public Hearing for The Regents Reform Agenda

Local 10 in Buffalo, NY Testifies At Public Hearing for The Regents Reform Agenda

The Buffalo Council of Supervisors and Administrators (BCSA), AFSA Local 10 recently testified at a New York State Senate Education Hearing on the Regents Reform Agenda, which includes the implementation of the New York State P-12 Common Core Learning Standards (CCLS), Teacher and Leader Effectiveness (TLE), and Data-Driven Instruction (DDI ). While the Regent’s Reform Agenda is focused on increasing […]

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AFSA attends Event Discussing Damages to the Head Start Program Due to Sequestration

AFSA attends Event Discussing Damages to the Head Start Program Due to Sequestration

On Wednesday, August 28th, AFSA attended an event held at the Center for American Progress (CAP), “Empty Seats, Lost Opportunities.” The event’s focus was on the critical Head Start program, and the damage sequestration is causing to the program, and more importantly, the children it serves. Head Start has provided comprehensive services for poor children since 1965. However, this national […]

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Moving Education Forward: It Starts With School Leaders

Moving Education Forward: It Starts With School Leaders

In his second inaugural speech, President Obama stated, “We understand that outworn programs are inadequate to the needs of our time. We must harness new ideas and technology to remake our government, revamp our tax code, reform our schools, and empower our citizens with the skills they need to work harder, learn more, and reach higher.”

As we step forward with Obama into his second term, it is now, more than ever, time to re-evaluate our education policy, starting with the voice, tools, and support that we provide for our school leaders, the principals and administrators responsible for overseeing the scholastic
performance and physical operations of our schools.

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AFSA Submits Letter to 113th Congress Members Outlining Education Priorities

AFSA Submits Letter to 113th Congress Members Outlining Education Priorities

Yesterday, we submitted a letter to all members of the 113th Congress outlining the key priorities for education moving forward.

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