Get involved and make your voice heard
As the nation's leading advocate on behalf of school leaders, it is NASSP's duty to bring the issues of the principalship to the halls of Congress, the U.S. Department of Education, the White House, and the national news media.
NASSP gives school leaders the information and resources they need to become effective advocates for their schools, their staff, and their students.
Together, NASSP and school leaders nationwide play a vital role in crafting federal, state, and district policies that support the achievement and success of every student. It is critical that these decisions are informed by the experience and expertise of the nation's school leaders.
Here are just a few ways that you can get involved and start advocating for your school and students today:
- Voice your concerns by easily emailing your legislators using the NASSP Principal's Legislative Action Center
- Join NASSP's Federal Grassroots Network to get monthly updates on education advocacy news
- Get an overview of Congress and today's top education issues
- Attend the Advocacy Conference in the Nation’s Capital.
Most Recent Action Alerts
- Defend Title II Funding in our Schools
Despite the proven impact of principal and teacher quality on student achievement, President Trump's proposed FY 2019 budget has called for the complete elimination of Title II, Part A funds. The bipartisan 2015 Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) authorized this critical funding to states for the purpose of preparing, training, recruiting, and retaining high-quality teachers, principals, assistant principals, and other school leaders.
Title II, Part A, already suffered a $294 million cut in FY 2017, which brought the funding amount down to far below the $2.295 billion authorized under ESSA.
President Trump is proposing eliminating a program that can aid our nation's educators in better supporting all students, but these numbers are not final. Congress is still working through the budget appropriations process. It is critical that you contact your representatives to let them know that you oppose cuts to this program and tell them to support full funding for Title II, Part A of ESSA.
Top Policy and Legislative Issues
- Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA)
The current iteration of ESEA is the Every Student Succeeds Act, which replaced the No Child Left Behind Act.
- Career and Technical Education (CTE)
CTE and federal policies that support it, including the Perkins Act, have the potential to promote a personalized learning environment for each student.
- Federal Investments in Education
NASSP supports a robust federal investment in many programs affecting middle level and high schools.