Post Tagged with: "Education"

Diann Woodard Responds to President Obama’s Fiscal Year 2016 Budget

On Monday, February 2, President Obama released his budget for Fiscal Year 2016. AFSA President Diann Woodard released the following statement in response: “AFSA applauds the President for offering in his FY16 budget request long overdue investments in k-12 education and proposing to end the ill-conceived and self-defeating  sequestration budget cuts. Sequestration decimates funding for the core services we all […]

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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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AFSA Helps Launch New Student Grief Resource for Educators

On Tuesday, January 13, the Coalition to Support Grieving Students released the first-ever bereavement resource for educators. In a groundbreaking initiative to reach the millions of grieving students nationwide, the innovative multimedia resource, grievingstudents.org, is designed to empower educators and school professionals in their efforts to support grieving students. Grief has been proven to have a negative impact on a […]

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President Diann Woodard Responds to US Congress Spending Bill Agreement

Late Tuesday evening Congressional leaders agreed to a $1.1 Trillion deal to keep most government programs funded through September 2015. The House and Senate are expected to vote on the measure later this week. In response to the agreement, AFSA President Diann Woodard released the following statement: “We are pleased that Congress came together to do the necessary hard work […]

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Free Live Video Stream on Latest Children and Poverty Research

Half the children in American public schools are low income and one million are homeless. Yet today’s school reform agenda dismisses poverty as just an excuse. Join the National Superintendents Roundtable via videostream as it explores these issues in Chicago, July 11 and 12. Presentations (all times Central): 6:00 pm, Friday, July 11: Kent McGuire of the Southern Education Foundation […]

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Attend the Free Union Plus College Affordability Webinar!

Attend the Free Union Plus College Affordability Webinar!

Eager to learn more about how to make college more affordable? Join us for a 1-hour FREE Union Plus webinar onTuesday June 17 at 1pm EST to learn about special benefits for union families.

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Brown v. Board Celebrates 60 Years

Today marks the 60th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education, a court case originated in Topeka, Kansas that desegregated our nations public school system. In honor of this significant day in history, the National Park Service is hosting a variety of events worth great notoriety: Legacy Walk, two mile walk exploring Topeka’s civil rights history leading up to the […]

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House Passes Charter School Bill While Senate Introduces A Nearly Identical Measure

The bipartisan charter school bill, known as the “Success and Opportunity through Quality Charter Schools Act,” (H.R. 10) which consolidates and updates the existing charter school programs under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), passed the U.S. House of Representatives on Friday May 9th on a bipartisan vote of 360-45. The bill passed as written of Committee with a […]

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United in Leading the Way to Better Schools

As the school leaders responsible for ensuring the education of all our nation’s children, principals and administrators regularly find ourselves contending with ever-changing experiments imposed on us by local, state and federal policymakers, often without regard for the training necessary to implement these programs.

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Celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr.

Celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr.

Today we honor Martin Luther King Jr. and his legacy, celebrating the historic bond between Labor and Civil Rights. For the two movements are truly one, in their unyielding commitment to equality and social justice. “An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity,” […]

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