Learn How the New Federal Education Law Will Affect You and Your School
On May 12 at 3:30 p.m. (ET), NASSP will conduct the third webinar in its three-part webinar series on the new Every Student Succeeds Act, also known as ESSA. This historic law, which was passed in December 2015, shifts responsibility to the states for all decisions related to adoption and implementation of challenging academic standards. These webinars help educators understand how ESSA differs from current law, and what they can do as advocates at the state level to ensure they are part of the policy development process. Register for this month’s webinar and view the archived part one and part two ESSA webinars at www.nassp.org/webinars.
NASSP and NAESP to Host Joint National Principals Conference in 2017
For the first time, the nation’s principals of schools across the preK–12 continuum are planning to embark on professional learning together, as NASSP and the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP) combine efforts to conduct the National Principals Conference in summer 2017 in Philadelphia. Slated for July 9–11, the conference will serve as the 2017 national conference for both organizations. Presenters will include a mix of well-known thought leaders and accomplished principals who will present on topics pertinent to all attendees. Visit www.principalsconference.org for more information.
Top 10 Youth Volunteers Named in Washington, D.C.
This month, 102 youth volunteers-two from each state and Washington, D.C.—will be honored during four days of national recognition events in Washington, D.C. These students are State Honorees of the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, a nationwide program honoring students in grades 5–12 for outstanding volunteer service. During the trip for the awards program—which is conducted by Prudential Financial in partnership with NASSP—10 of these students will be named America’s top youth volunteers of 2016. These National Honorees will receive $5,000 awards, gold medallions, crystal trophies, and $5,000 grants from the Prudential Foundation for the nonprofit charitable organization of their choice. Visit www.nassp.org/spirit for more information and a list of winners.