Advocacy

NASSP Presents 2019 Congressional Champion Award

As an organization, NASSP’s primary goal and vision is to have great leaders in every school committed to the success of each student. To achieve our mission, NASSP needs support from federal legislators who are willing to introduce, support, and pass legislation aimed at benefiting school leaders and the students and faculty in their schools. NASSP presents its Congressional Champion Award to policymakers who have gone above and beyond in supporting policies that support this vision and are making it a reality. Congressional Champion Award recipients have shown themselves to be exceptional allies of principals and public education during their tenure as elected officials. (more…)

Make Your Voice Heard This National Principals Month

National Principals Month (NPM), celebrated annually throughout the month of October, highlights the hard work of principals across the country and all they do to support their educational communities. This year, the American Federation of School Administrators (AFSA), the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP), and the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) are taking that initiative a step further—calling attention to pressing issues facing the principalship and what policymakers can do to support principals and educators. (more…)

Announcing the 4th Quarterly Principal Advocate Champion

Every quarter, the NASSP Policy & Advocacy Center recognizes outstanding volunteer advocates who dedicate their time to advancing the policy and civic priorities of school leaders, public education, and students across America. The Principal Advocate Champion is someone who has made a powerful impact on the direction of public education policy through their personal engagement with state and federal policymakers and their ability to organize grassroots support behind NASSP advocacy initiatives. (more…)

Get Involved During National Principals Month!

For years, National Principals Month has been dedicated to celebrating our principals who tirelessly devote themselves to their educational communities every day. This year, in light of the growing shortage of principals across the country, we’re going a step further—we’re aiming to make a real difference by fighting for and with principals. They need continued support from the communities they serve. (more…)

The Principal’s Greatest Asset: Public Trust

Good news, principals. It might not always feel like it, but you actually enjoy quite a bit of trust from the American public. A recent report from the Pew Research Center, in fact, identified principals as the most trusted leaders in our country’s most prominent institutions—more than elected officials, religious leaders, military leaders, tech leaders, journalists, and police. (more…)

Shape the Future for Your Students and School. Start Here.

Did you know that data from the census provide the basis for distributing more than $675 billion in federal funds annually, including funds for education programs such as Title I, special education, teacher training, technology, school lunch assistance, and after-school programs? (more…)

Managing the Chilling Effect of the New Trump Immigration Rule

“Back to school” means renewal season for free and reduced-price meals (FARMs) and other federal services to assist kids and their families in need. (more…)

12 Ways School Leaders Can Support Immigrant Families

As a new school year begins, it’s a great time to think about how you as a school leader can support your immigrant students and families. This topic is especially urgent given the recent immigration raids in Mississippi (which occurred on the first day of school) and violent attacks on Latino members of the community in El Paso, TX. (more…)

Announcing the 3rd Quarterly Principal Advocate Champion

Every quarter, the NASSP Policy & Advocacy Center recognizes outstanding volunteer advocates who dedicate their time to advancing the policy and civic priorities of school leaders, public education, and students across America. The Principal Advocate Champion is someone who has made a powerful impact on the direction of public education policy through their personal engagement with state and federal policymakers and their ability to organize grassroots support behind NASSP advocacy initiatives. (more…)

Understanding and Addressing Principal Turnover

More than 1 in 6 principals leave their school each year. This kind of disruption in school leadership impedes school improvement, leads to an increase in teacher turnover, and has a negative effect on student achievement. The problem is worse in high-poverty schools, where 1 in 5 principals leave each year. This inequity exacerbates racial and socioeconomic disparities in education. (more…)