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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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GOP Proposal to Reauthorize ESEA Does Too Little to Promote Equity

The Senate education committee convened last week, which released Senator Alexander’s discussion draft of the reauthorization of No Child Left Behind. This caused school leaders to be concerned if the bill were to pass. AFSA, NAESP, NASSP released a joint statement saying, “Perhaps the largest omission is any acknowledgment of the significant role principals play in student achievement. The discussion draft, […]

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Spending Bill Directs Education Department to Focus Attention on Principal Professional Development

Spending Bill Directs Education Department to Focus Attention on Principal Professional Development

Despite several disappointing cuts, the recently approved federal spending measure included report language that AFSA, the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NASSP) and the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NAESP) strongly advocated for throughout 2014 that supports and recognizes the importance of school leaders, their continuously expanding role and the pressing need for their professional development. In a joint […]

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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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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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Principals’ Organizations Advocate for Improved Professional Development Funding

Principals’ Organizations Advocate for Improved Professional Development Funding  Urge Congress to Revise ESEA Title II Funding Language  Washington – Calling on Congress to provide at least 10 percent of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) professional development funding be directed toward principals, three organizations representing 95,000 school leaders across the country have banded together in an unprecedented partnership to […]

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