Virtual Advocacy Conference Next Month

The 2021 NASSP Virtual Advocacy Conference is coming up next month on April 20! Join hundreds of colleagues as you listen to leading education policy voices on how to effectively influence lawmakers through activism. The programming on Zoom and Facebook Live will feature our popular “State of American Education” session and opportunities to network with school leaders who share your passion for educational advocacy. The conference is free and open to anyone willing to advocate on behalf of school leaders and the students they serve—but space is limited! Register at

April 5–9 is National Assistant Principals Week

Join us next month as we celebrate the pivotal role that assistant principals play in student success during 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. We will also announce the 2021 National Assistant Principal of the Year and honor the finalists and state winners. Mark your calendars for April 5–9, and begin planning now for how your school will celebrate AP Week. Visit for e-cards, social media posts, activities, and more!

Revisit the Virtual Tour Archive

As school leaders across the country navigate ongoing challenges that call for new levels of innovation, perseverance, and collaboration, the NASSP Virtual Tour Series provides a solution to connected leadership. Each of our virtual tours is hosted by an acting principal who gives viewers a behind-the-scenes look at their school, day-to-day operations, and leadership practices. Accompanying blog posts authored by each principal give additional insights into the obstacles school leaders face—and the solutions in their practice that made a difference. Visit to catch up!

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