PRN Visits Capitol Hill

Members of the Principal Recovery Network (PRN) held a briefing on Capitol Hill on February 12 to advocate for mental health and gun violence policies. NASSP created the PRN in 2019 as a way for principals who have experienced school shootings to support one another and provide direct and immediate outreach to colleagues in the wake of such tragedies. During the panel discussion and in numerous meetings with members of Congress, PRN members addressed the merits of a series of bills, including the Mental Health Services for Students Act of 2019, the Trauma-Informed Schools Act of 2019, and the Elementary and Secondary School Counseling Act. Visit to watch the archived discussion moderated by Washington Post national education reporter Moriah Balingit.

National Assistant Principals Week

Celebrate the pivotal role that assistant principals play in student success during next month’s National Assistant Principals Week (AP Week). NASSP, the National Association of Elementary School Principals, and the American Federation of School Administrators established AP Week to encourage students, teachers, parents, and school leaders to honor and recognize the contributions of assistant principals. The 2020 National Assistant Principal of the Year will also be announced during this time. Mark your calendars for April 6–10, and begin planning now for how your school will celebrate. Visit for ideas, including e-cards, social media posts, and activities.

Celebrate the Inaugural Activity Adviser Appreciation Day

As part of this year’s National Student Leadership Week activities taking place April 19–25, NASSP has designated April 22 as the inaugural Activity Adviser Appreciation Day. Whether a staff member leads an Honor Society chapter, student council, social club, special interest group, or school committee, they take on added responsibilities outside of their classroom. They deserve to be recognized for leading and mentoring students for the benefit of the school community. Visit to find out how you can join the celebration this April.