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ESEA Reauthorization Comments Sent to Congress

ESEA Reauthorization Comments Sent to Congress

Congress is the closest it has been in seven years to reauthorizing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), also known as No Child Left Behind. The House and Senate both passed legislation this summer to reauthorize ESEA, and a bipartisan group of representatives and senators has already begun negotiations to resolve the major differences between the two bills. AFSA, […]

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Principals Groups Applaud Senate Passage of ESEA Bill

Principals Groups Applaud Senate Passage of ESEA Bill

AFSA, the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP) and the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) released a joint statement applauding the Senate for the passage of the ESEA bill.

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Letter Sent to Senate in Preparation for ESEA Floor Debate

AFSA signed onto a joint letter with the National Coalition for Public Education and several other organizations opposing Portability and Vouchers in S. 1177, the Every Child Act. The letter was sent to the Senate in preparation for ESEA hitting the floor next Tuesday, July 7.   The letter begins with:   “Dear Senator: The undersigned organizations write to express […]

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National Day of Action: Overhaul ESEA/NCLB

AFSA encourages you to participate in FairTest’s National Day of Action today, April 8, by contacting your U.S Senators and joining the Twitter storm. Together we can urge the Senate Education Committee to reduce testing requirement as it debates renewal of Elementary and Secondary Education Act/No Child Left Behind. Please take a few minutes to tell your Senator you want […]

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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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ESEA Recommendations to Senate HELP Committee

ESEA Recommendations to Senate HELP Committee

Senator Lamar Alexander’s discussion draft to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) does not go nearly far enough in recognizing the role principals play in schools serving children from pre-kindergarten to grade 12, and providing them with the support they need to be successful.   In response AFSA, along with National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) and National […]

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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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A Letter to the Senate HELP Committee: We Oppose Title I Portability

On Tuesday, January 26, AFSA, along with several other national education organizations, sent out a letter to members of the Senate HELP Commitee voicing their opinion on why are strongly opposed to a provision included in Senator Alexander’s discussion draft to reauthorize ESEA that would dismantle the Title I formula. The issue, providing states the option of making Title I […]

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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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