After months of debate, conferencing, and closed-door deals, Republicans in Congress passed a sweeping tax reform bill—H.R. 1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act—that was signed into law by President Trump on December 22, 2017.
While the bill has implications that will undoubtedly affect all Americans, there are several components that may directly affect schools, educators, and students: (more…)
Guest post by Mark Whitaker
Politics and public education have an interesting relationship. Various political groups use the public schools as a battleground to sort out legal and social issues, politicians champion or decry public education as part of a larger political platform, and state and federal legislatures pass laws and allocate funds based on their perceptions and opinions of public education. (more…)
This year marks the 20th anniversary since I attended my first NASSP principals conference. I still recall the excitement I felt. As a young administrator, I could hardly wait to get to the conference to learn from some of the best minds in educational leadership. (more…)
Guest post by Brad Seamer
All principals are proud of their schools. Why shouldn’t we be? We dedicate a tremendous amount of time and effort to providing the best possible learning environment for all of our students. We work closely with the amazing teachers on our staff to provide an essential education for young people to be successful and productive citizens.
As proud principals, I believe we have an obligation to share our success stories with our elected officials at the state level and in Washington, D.C. (more…)