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Moving Education Forward: It Starts With School Leaders

Moving Education Forward: It Starts With School Leaders

In his second inaugural speech, President Obama stated, “We understand that outworn programs are inadequate to the needs of our time. We must harness new ideas and technology to remake our government, revamp our tax code, reform our schools, and empower our citizens with the skills they need to work harder, learn more, and reach higher.”

As we step forward with Obama into his second term, it is now, more than ever, time to re-evaluate our education policy, starting with the voice, tools, and support that we provide for our school leaders, the principals and administrators responsible for overseeing the scholastic
performance and physical operations of our schools.

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AFSA Submits Letter to 113th Congress Members Outlining Education Priorities

AFSA Submits Letter to 113th Congress Members Outlining Education Priorities

Yesterday, we submitted a letter to all members of the 113th Congress outlining the key priorities for education moving forward.

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AFSA Signs On To Letter Calling for Anti-Bullying Measures In New Gun Control Legislation

AFSA Signs On To Letter Calling for Anti-Bullying Measures In New Gun Control Legislation

On January 11 AFSA joined with over 40 organizations in signing and submitting a letter to the Vice President’s Commission on Gun Control, calling for a well-rounded discussion that includes bullying and harassment.

In a statement today announcing “common sense measures to reduce gun violence,” President Obama specified that “Other executive orders will include planks on education and mental health, providing federal resources for anti-bullying efforts and training for school counselors and first responders.”

From the president’s response, it is clear that our voices were heard. While this is a step forward, we must stay active and informed to ensure anti-bully and harassment measures are taken throughout the future of school safety and gun control legislation.

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President Diann Woodard Responds To NRA Statement

It was Ronald Reagan who once said, “There are no easy answers, but there are simple answers. We must have the courage to do what we know is morally right.”

What is right and necessary for the nation now is to continue to teach tolerance to our children who live in an ever changing and diverse society. An armed security guard is no match for a community that works to accept everyone and gives them purpose.

AFSA stands behind its plea to the president to create a National Task Force on School Safety, so that we may join together to examine best practices and help school leaders to continue to open their doors to all across the country each day.

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AFSA’s Call For National Safety Task Force In The News

AFSA’s Call For National Safety Task Force In The News

In the wake of the shootings in Newtown, Conn., the American Federation of School Administrators is calling for a national task force specifically on school safety.

The task force, the goals of which were outlined in a press release dated Dec. 18, would focus on standards for establishing best practices in school safety, for implementing those best practices, and for determining what resources are needed to establish them.

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