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AFSA Attends School Privacy Zone Summit

AFSA Attends School Privacy Zone Summit

On Monday, February 24, 2014 AFSA attended a one day School Privacy Zone Summit: Protecting Student Data from the Classroom to the Cloud, hosted by Common Sense Media and the Annenberg Retreat at Sunnylands. As more schools and students use education technology inside and outside of the classroom, there are massive amounts of personal student data that is collected. The […]

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Fight Sequestration!

Fight Sequestration!

Schools across the nation have already been subject to the largest cuts to education in our nation’s history under sequestration this year. Now, funding for the federal government is set to expire on September 30th. On September 20, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a spending resolution that would keep sequestration in place, and would require another $19 billion in […]

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Safe Schools Improvement Act reintroduced to Congress

A new version of the Safe Schools Improvement Act has been reintroduced in the Senate and will be reintroduced in the House shortly. As members of the National Safe Schools Partnership, we will be urging congressmen and women to support this bill ensuring safer schools. This legislation seeks to strengthen punishments for school bullying and also broadens the definition of […]

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Charter Schools Taking It Too Far

Charter Schools Taking It Too Far

Charter schools claim to be for all students, yet they screen student’s submissions and test scores as if they were applying for college.

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Educators Handed The Role Of Parent And Instructor

School has always been a place of learning. It is where educators take young minds and mold them, preparing them for future careers and success. But for some students, school is more than just a place to learn. It is a place of refuge and comfort—a home away from home.

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The Growing Pains Of A Healthy Future

In recent years, “healthy” has not often been a word used to describe our nation’s youth. Many schools are cutting physical education classes, and high prices on nutritious school lunches are pushing students to buy cheap junk food. The education system cannot be held fully accountable for the obesity of our youth, but many of these issues fall under its control.

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Cyberbullying: Bullying  in the 21st Century

Cyberbullying: Bullying in the 21st Century

Bullying is not new to schools. The difference between bullying now and how it was just a few years ago can be attributed to the increase of accessibility to the Internet and the affordability of new technology. With the advent and subsequent boom of social media sites and electronic communications, bullies now have multiple ways to harass their victims.

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2011 AFSA Scholarship Winners Announced

2011 AFSA Scholarship Winners Announced

Five high school seniors who demonstrated academic excellence, personal growth and strong community involvement have been awarded $2,500 scholarships by a national school administrators union to continue their achievements this fall as they pursue their college degrees.

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School Reform or Permanent Underclass?

Originally published on The Huffington Post December 2010.

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