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.

Top Issues in Education

The new NASSP Policy & Advocacy Center represents a key moment in NASSP’s advocacy efforts. As the voice for school leaders’ interests in the national dialogue on education policies, we developed the Policy & Advocacy Center to elevate influence of school leaders by providing ways for them to directly communicate with policymakers at all levels of government. It is also a space to learn about important education issues affecting schools, and serves as a portal through which stakeholders and constituents can take action.

  • 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.
  • School Culture & Climate
    Learning occurs best in a warm, inviting, and orderly school setting, where students are safe and feel free from theft, threats, intimidation, bullying, weapons, drugs, or violence of any type.
  • Federal Investments in Education
    NASSP supports a robust federal investment in many programs affecting middle level and high schools.

The Policy & Advocacy Center is a trusted resource and online hub for legislative news, policy information, data, research, and advocacy tools related to K–12 education and additional school leaders’ interests.

Take action and connect to policymakers about education issues that matter to you.