Post Tagged with: "Professional Development"

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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AFSA Attends CEF Budget Response Briefing

AFSA Attends CEF Budget Response Briefing

On Tuesday, May 13, 2014, AFSA attended The Committee for Education Funding (CEF) FY 2015 Budget Response Briefing held at the Capitol Visitor Center. The briefing was attended by Hill staff, CEF members, and other education stakeholders. AFSA is a member of CEF, a coalition of 114 national education associations and institutions from birth to postgraduate education. The CEF Budget […]

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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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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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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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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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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 Diann Woodard’s Statement on Obama’s Budget Request for FY 2014

President Diann Woodard’s Statement on Obama’s Budget Request for FY 2014

On Wednesday, April 10th, President Obama officially released his budget request for Fiscal Year 2014.
AFSA is very pleased Obama’s request includes $71.2 billion in discretionary appropriations for the Department of Education, which is an increase of $3.1 billion, or 4.5 percent, above the FY 2012 level.

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GEB Holds Inaugural Meeting of 2013: Members Discuss Issue of School Safety with  DOE Representative

GEB Holds Inaugural Meeting of 2013: Members Discuss Issue of School Safety with DOE Representative

Immediately following the tragedy in Newtown, Conn., AFSA sent a letter to President Obama urging the creation of a National Task Force on School Safety to provide information, best practices and procedures for school leaders to follow. To kick off the New Year, the General Executive Board met in Washington, D.C., on February 8 and 9. School safety was a […]

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