Time is Running Out to Comment on the Teacher Shortage Position Statement!
NASSP recently released a new Teacher Shortage position statement to help address the country’s growing teacher shortage. The position statement also provides recommendations for policymakers and school leaders to help find new solutions. The NASSP Board of Directors recently stated its intent to adopt this position statement, and the 30-day public comment period is now open. If you would like to send a comment or recommendation about this statement, please contact Amanda Karhuse, NASSP’s director of advocacy, at firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, April 28.
Join the Fight to Support Title II Funding!
President Trump’s recent budget asked for a complete elimination of Title II, Part A funds for FY 2018 and to reduce by 50 percent the amount of funds appropriated for FY 2017. To combat these cuts and show the importance Title II plays in ensuring every child has access to high-quality teachers and school leaders, NASSP recently joined with other national organizations to send a letter to the House and Senate appropriations committees asking for full funding for Title II. Lend your voice to the fight by participating in NASSP’s newest action alert opposing President Trump’s cuts and asking Congress to fully fund Title II, Part A! (more…)
If you’ve yet to join NASSP’s Federal Grassroots Network (FGN) because you’re not sure how it will benefit you, how you can contribute, or even what FGN is, I hope that learning about my experience will give you the clarity you need to jump on board. (more…)
Thank you to everyone who took action by sending messages to their senators through the Principal’s Legislative Action Center in support of a full reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). Your emails and tweets to senators’ offices let Capitol Hill know that principals have been waiting long enough for a new ESEA. Messages sent expressed support and concern for several different provisions, as expressed in the joint comments previously sent to Chairman Alexander and Ranking Member Murray by NASSP, the National Association of Elementary School Principals, and the American Federation of School Administrators.
The Senate passed their version of the reauthorization, the Every Child Achieves Act (S. 1177) on July 16, 2015 with wide bipartisan support in an 81-17 vote. The vote follows the passage of the House version, the Student Success Act (H.R. 5) on July 8th. Advocates are anticipating a Conference Committee to be formed to combine the two bills this fall. (more…)