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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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AFSA GEB Lobbies on Capitol Hill for Principal Professional Development Funding

AFSA GEB Lobbies on Capitol Hill for Principal Professional Development Funding

AFSA’s General Executive Board (GEB) met Friday, May 2 in Washington, DC for a day of lobbying on Capitol Hill for AFSA’s Day of Action. The GEB focused on critical federal education legislation, particularly the importance of federal support for principal professional development.

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UPDATE: Dr. Leonard Pugliese of CASA to Speak on Radio About Suspended Principals in Newark

Following the suspension of five principals in Newark, Dr. Leonard Pugliese, AFSA regional vice president and executive director of the City Association of Supervisors and Administrators (CASA), AFSA Local 20 in Newark will speak on The Chalk Radio on January 23 at 7 pm EST. To listen in to the show, visit www.blogtalkradio.com/chalkface. Below is a direct account from Dr. Pugliese […]

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AFSA Submits Recommendations for Principal Evaluation and Principal Training to Senators

On Monday, AFSA submitted a letter to Senators calling for greater input from school leaders in education reform. While voicing support for many of the initiatives included in the Senate’s answer to reauthorizing ESEA, the Strengthening America’s Schools Act of 2013 (SASA), AFSA also expressed concern over the legislation’s lack of input from school leaders. “We feel strongly that greater […]

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School Leaders Need a Stronger Voice in Education Reform Says Principals’ Union

WASHINGTON—Greater input from school leaders is essential for quality education reform, said a leading principals’ union today in a letter to Senators addressing the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). The American Federation of School Administrators, AFL-CIO, voiced its support for many of the initiatives included in the Senate’s answer to reauthorizing ESEA, the Strengthening America’s Schools […]

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National Bullying Prevention Month: 5 Ways to Stop Bullying

National Bullying Prevention Month: 5 Ways to Stop Bullying

Each day school leaders play a major role in working to ensure all of our nation’s students are provided with the opportunity they need to learn in a safe environment. Along with a firm commitment to improving school safety, we, as school leaders are committed to decreasing the number of students affected each year by bullying. In recognition of National […]

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President Woodard’s Statement on Agreement Between AFSA Local 1 and the NYC Department of Education on APPR

AFSA Local 1 and the NYC Department of Education have reached an agreement on APPR. Here is President Diann Woodard’s statement.

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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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Concerns Loom Over Evaluation Pilots in New Jersey

A New Jersey teacher and principal evaluation system that initially was piloted in the 2011–2012 school year has expanded to include additional teachers and principals through 2013, and will expand to include all state school districts in 2014. Based on recommendations released in a March 2011 report from the New Jersey Educator Effectiveness Task Force established by Gov. Chris Christie, […]

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Members Speak Out

Learn about all of the opportunities that AFSA provides for its members to ensure their voices are heard!

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