Originally planned as part of the 2020 Advocacy Conference prior to its rescheduling, NASSP’s Policy and Advocacy Center is now hosting this “breakout session” as a webinar to provide you with a virtual learning opportunity. This is just one of the ways NASSP will continue to support you and your community during these uncertain times.

Since the passage of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) in 2015, advocating for adequate federal funding for Title II, which supports professional development for school leaders as well as teachers, has been the leading issue for NASSP and other national and state organizations that represent principals. Despite the proven impact of professional development for educators on student achievement, many lawmakers still question the effectiveness of Title II funding. This webinar will cover how to navigate where Title II dollars are spent in school districts, other funding sources for professional development, advocacy strategies for principals and educators to use when speaking with federal lawmakers about the program, and best practices for telling your real-life Title II success stories.


Zach Scott
senior advocacy manager, NASSP

Tricia McManus
deputy superintendent, Winston-Salem Forsyth County Schools

Alex Payne
legislative director, Office of Rep. Kim Schrier (D-WA)