Celebrate National Principals Month in October

Join NASSP, the National Association of Elementary School Principals, and the Amterican Federation of School Administrators in celebrating National Principals Month in October. This is a time for students, teachers, and communities to show their appreciation for all of the great work principals do. For ideas on how to celebrate, visit www.principalsmonth.org, and be sure to use #ThankAPrincipal on social media to tell us how your school is celebrating.

NASSP Board of Directors Approves Transgender Position Statement

Over the summer, the NASSP Board of Directors adopted a new position statement in support of the rights of transgender students and in opposition to legislation and policies that discriminate against them. The statement provides recommendations for federal, state, and local policymakers and school leaders on how to better support transgender students in the K-12 education system. For more information on this issue, see Pins and Posts, page 8, and visit www.nassp.org/transgenderposition to read the full position statement.

2016 State Principals of the Year Gather in Washington, D.C.

From September 11-14, the 2016 State Principals of the Year are gathering in Washington, D.C., for the annual NASSP Principals Institute. This presents a unique opportunity for them to meet and connect with each other, as well as to meet with their state’s legislators on Capitol Hill. To follow along during the event, search #POY16 and follow @NASSP on Twitter. Visit www.nassp.org/poy to learn more about the program.