A Conference for Women Leaders by Women Leaders

“I have never seen more laughter. People were intensely engaging in conversations, remembering each other from last time they met, and celebrating each other’s accomplishments during the hardest two years of our lives.”

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School Leaders Make Headlines With NASSP Advocacy Conference

After 350 school leaders from across the country visited their legislators on Capitol Hill as part of NASSP’s Advocacy Conference earlier this month, local news outlets took note. Here are six stories that recount these visits, in which school leaders discussed the need to strengthen the educator pipeline, support student and educator mental health, and […]

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Amanda Karhuse

An Opportunity for Congress to Strengthen the Educator Workforce

In December 2021, NASSP released results from a nationally representative survey of principals that found job satisfaction is at an ultimate low with almost 4 out of 10 principals (38%) expecting to leave the profession in the next three years. The pandemic, political tensions, and limited guidance and resources were cited as major factors.

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2020 State of the Union Response

“Once again, President Trump squanders a State of the Union opportunity to bolster the success of public schools by proposing only to enrich private schools at public expense. With a fresh infusion of funds siphoned from public services, private entities would enjoy expanded ‘education freedom’ to admit the students they find desirable. But for the 90-plus percent of U.S. students who attend […]

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Announcing the 2nd 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 […]

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Meghan Redmond Named 2019 National Assistant Principal of the Year

Being an assistant principal takes dedication, determination, and grit—but it also takes compassion, innovation, and collaboration. All are qualities found in a National Assistant Principal of the Year, and Meghan Redmond, assistant principal at Chief Ivan Blunka School in New Stuyahok, AK, has been honored as this year’s winner.

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Happy National Assistant Principals Week!

Assistant principals work tirelessly to further the academic success and well-being of each student and adult in their learning community—and all week long, we’ll be giving them hard-earned recognition for their dedication.

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Advocacy Update: Secretary DeVos Defends the President’s Budget on Capitol Hill

Last week, Secretary Betsy DeVos testified before both the House and Senate Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittees to defend the Department of Education’s (ED) funding proposals in the FY 2020 President’s Budget. Both hearings were somewhat contentious, with Democrats pushing DeVos on many of the unpopular cuts to education […]

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Using PPE Data to Advocate for Your School

As principals, you are focused on myriad issues that impact the function of your school on a daily basis; are school buses arriving on time, did the cafeteria receive its delivery, are your students safe. Despite all that you attend to, it’s natural to face some scrutiny from parents, administrators, and community members about how […]

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