Representing You Archive

  • Tuesday, February 18, 2014 2014 AASA Legislative Agenda

    Last week, the AASA Governing Board adopted the 2014 Legislative Agenda, including guiding principles and AASA's legislative priorities for the year. Read More

  • Monday, February 10, 2014 AASA Releases Analysis of School Discipline Laws

    Today, AASA released a groundbreaking analysis of the school discipline compendium released last month by the U.S Department of Education and the U.S. Department of Justice. The compendium included laws and regulations in all 50 states and D.C. relating to school discipline. Read More

  • Friday, January 31, 2014 E-Rate Update

    It's been a busy week on the E-Rate front. While we are still waiting for word from the FCC on how the proposed changes to the E-Rate program will play out, the President mentioned E-Rate in his State of the Union address Read More

  • Friday, January 31, 2014 Sweeping Voucher Bill Introduced

    At an event in honor of National School Choice Week, the ranking member of the Senate Education Committee, Lamar Alexander, introduced a bill that would authorize $24 billion (or 41 percent of all federal education funding) to allow states to create vouchers that would “follow” children in low-income families to any public, private or charter school of their parents’ choice. Read More

  • Wednesday, January 15, 2014 AASA Supports Consolidated Appropriations Act

    AASA sent a letter to the House of Representatives, urging them to support the FY14 Consolidated Appropriations Act. Read More

  • Wednesday, January 8, 2014 USED and US DOJ Release New School Discipline Guidance

    Superintendents should pay special attention to the new guidance released today by the U.S. Departments of Education and Justice. Read More

  • Wednesday, December 18, 2013 AASA Statement on the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013

    Dan Domenech released a statement on the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013, applauding Congress for supporting the budget and requesting funds for IDEA and Title I. Read More

  • Wednesday, December 11, 2013 House, Senate Reach Tentative Deal on FY14 Budget

    Last night, the parameters of the likely FY14 budget deal were announced, and the House is expected to take action as soon as Friday. Here’s what we know. Read More

  • Friday, December 6, 2013 AASA Supports Noem School Nutrition Bill

    Earlier this week, Representative Kristi Noem introduced the Reducing Federal Mandates on School Lunch Act. AASA was pleased to support the legislation, along with the Council of Great City Schools. Read More

  • Thursday, December 5, 2013 AASA, NSBA Sign Amicus Brief

    AASA partnered with our friends at NSBA to file a Petition for Writ of Certiorari earlier today, as part of a case related to free speech and to urge the Supreme Court to consider the case. Read More

  • Tuesday, December 3, 2013 AASA Responds to PISA Release

    AASA is grateful to the OECD for releasing this information as we work to produce programs and policies to improve schools and school districts throughout our country on behalf of our students. Read More

  • Monday, November 25, 2013 AASA Partners with ProximityOne to Share Powerful School District Maps

    AASA was pleased to partner with ProximityOne Founder and President Warren Glimpse for our latest economic impact report, Unequal Pain: Federal Public Education Revenues, Federal Education Cuts and the Impact on Public Schools. Read More

  • Tuesday, November 19, 2013 AASA Statement on President Obama's $100 Million Competitive Youth CareerConnect Grant Program

    President Obama unveiled a $100 million grant competition called Youth CareerConnect, which would award 25-40 grants next year for high schools to partner with higher-education institutions and employers. Read More

  • Wednesday, November 13, 2013 AASA Launches 'AASA Update with Dan Domenech'

    In this short video, AASA Executive Director Daniel A. Domenech discusses the 2013 AASA National Superintendent of the Year Forum, first annual gala and trip to Capitol Hill for the some of the nation's superintendents. Read More

  • Sunday, December 9, 2012 AASA Winter 2012 Legislative Trends Report

    This issue will focus on state legislation enacted since 2011 affecting superintendent contracts, eligibility, evaluation, vacancies, tenure, pay, and supervision of other districts. Read More

  • Monday, September 17, 2012 AASA Releases 2012 Back-to-School Toolkit

    Check out AASA's latest toolkit, designed to help school system leaders tell the good news of our nation's public schools. Read More

  • Tuesday, June 26, 2012 AASA Urges House Budget Committee to Revise Bill to Match Murray-McCain Amendment

    In advance of tomorrow's markup, AASA sent a letter to the House Budget Committee, supporting HR 5872. AASA urged the committee to adopt the bill--which calls for increased transparency related to the impact of sequestration--but only after revising the bill to more closely mirror that of the recently-passed Murray-McCain amendment. Read More

  • Tuesday, June 19, 2012 AASA Joins AESA, NREAC and NREA to Support Murray Amendment to Farm Bill

    Senator Murray introduced an amendment to the Senate Farm Bill that would require OMB to create a report detailing the impact of sequestration on both defense and non-defense programs. AASA supports this amendment, and sent a joint letter of support with AESA, NREAC and NREA. Read More

  • Wednesday, June 13, 2012 AASA Urges Senate Approps Cmte to Support Increased Funding Investment

    In advance of a June 14 mark up, AASA sent a letter to the full Senate appropriations committee, urging them to support increased investment in education, including the LHHS subcommittee proposals to provide an additional $100 million to both IDEA and Title I. Read More

  • Monday, June 11, 2012 AASA Urges Senate SubCmte to Prioritize Title I and IDEA Funding

    In advance of a June 12 mark up, AASA sent a letter to the Senate Appropriations LHHS Subcommittee, urging them to prioritize Title I and IDEA funding as they move to mark up the FY13 LHHS appropriations bill. Read More

  • Monday, April 30, 2012 AASA Supports One Year Extension of Forest Counties Program

    AASA sent a letter of support urging Congressional Conferees to support a one-year extension of the Forest Counties program. Read More

  • Monday, April 2, 2012 AASA Responds To FCC Proposal With Implications for E-Rate Program

    AASA responded to an FCC proposal for a digital literacy pilot, and the related implications for E-Rate, urging the FCC to act in a way that maintains the integrity of the E-Rate program and does not dilute or divert resources away from the critical E-Rate program. Read More

  • Monday, March 26, 2012 AASA Sends Letter to House Appropriations LHHS Subcommittee

    In preparation for a hearing on the FY13 Labor-HHS-Education budget, AASA sent a letter to Subcommittee Chairman Denny Rehberg (MT) and Ranking Member Rosa DeLauro. Read More

  • Tuesday, March 20, 2012 AASA Opposes House FY13 Budget Proposal

    AASA sent a letter to the House Budget Committee, opposing Chairman Ryan's FY13 Budget Resolution. Read More

  • Wednesday, February 29, 2012 Analysis of House ESEA Mark Up

    AASA's advocacy team composed an analysis/overview of the House ESEA mark up. Read More

  • Tuesday, February 28, 2012 Four National Organizations Endorse ACE Act

    AASA joined three other national education organizations to reiterate our support for the All Children Are Equal Act and to urge committee members--especially those who cosponsor the bill--to support ACE when it is offered as an amendment to the House ESEA bills. Read More

  • Sunday, February 26, 2012 AASA Endorses House ESEA Proposals

    AASA sent a letter of support to the House Education and the Workforce Committee, endorsing HR 3989 and 3990, scheduled for mark up this week. Read More

  • Monday, February 13, 2012 AASA Responds to President Obama's FY13 Budget Proposal

    Read AASA's response to President Obama's FY13 federal budget proposal. Read More

  • Friday, February 3, 2012 AASA and 6 Other National Organizations Send Joint Response to House ESEA Bills

    AASA and six other national education organizations joined forces to weigh in, responding to the House draft legislation to reauthorize ESEA. Read More

  • Monday, January 23, 2012 AASA Letters to Congress: ESEA Reauthorization

    Read the letters AASA sent to the House and Senate education committees, commending their work on ESEA but cautioning against areas of the proposed legislation that need improvement. Read More

  • Wednesday, January 18, 2012 Executive Committee Releases ESEA Statement and Legislative Agenda

    AASA's Executive Committee is happy to release the 2012 AASA Legislative Agenda, to be considered and adopted by the governing board at next month's national conference. They have also released a statement on ESEA reauthorization. Read More

  • Monday, January 9, 2012 AASA Responds to House ESEA Bills

    AASA has read and analyzed the final two pieces of the House's ESEA reauthorization bills. Read More

  • Monday, November 28, 2011 AASA Submits Comments on Department Changes to Medicaid Reimbursement

    AASA submitted comments in support of the U.S. Department of Education's amended regulations to § 300.154(d)(2)(iv). Read More

  • Tuesday, November 15, 2011 AASA Call to Action: Help Urge Congress to Reinstate $329 million Cut to Education Programs

    AASA created an easy-to-use invoice to help you let your Congressional delegation know how the recent cuts to Title I, IDEA, Title II and Perkins are already impacting your district. Read More

  • Tuesday, November 15, 2011 AASA Opposes Balanced Budget Amendment (HJRes2)

    Read AASA's letter to the full House, urging them to oppose HJRes 2, the balanced budget amendment they will vote on later this week. Read More

  • Wednesday, October 26, 2011 AASA Response to FY12 Approps

    AASA sent a letter to the House and Senate Appropriations Committee urging them to make continued, increased investments in education. Read More

  • Tuesday, October 25, 2011 AASA and ACTE Send Joint Letter to Appropriators

    AASA sent a joint letter, with the Association for Career and Technical Education, to Congressional Appropriators in response to a 1.5% cut within the current CR that cuts Title I, Title II, IDEA and Perkins. Read More

  • Wednesday, October 19, 2011 ESEA-Related Response Materials from AASA

    All of AASA's responses related to the ESEA Reauthorization being considered by the Senate HELP Committee this week. Read More

  • Monday, October 17, 2011 AASA Responds to Senate ESEA Reauthorization Legislation

    Read AASA's letter to the Senate HELP Committee in response to the draft ESEA legislation released last week and amended today. Read More

  • Wednesday, October 12, 2011 AASA Supports IDEA Funding Level in House FY12 Approps Bill

    AASA sent a letter of support to the House LHHS Appropriations Committee, thanking them for their increased funding of IDEA. Read More

  • Friday, September 23, 2011 AASA Urges Deficit Commission to Protect Education Funding

    AASA wrote a letter to the Joint Select Committee for Deficit Reduction, urging them to protect education funding as they move forward with determining how to reduce the nation's deficit by $1.5 trillion over ten years. Read More

  • Friday, September 23, 2011 AASA Response to Obama's ESEA Waiver Proposal

    AASA Executive Director Dan Domenech issued a statement in response to President Obama's proposal for ESEA waivers. Read More

  • Thursday, September 15, 2011 AASA Responds to Senate GOP ESEA Proposal

    AASA Executive Director Dan Domenech sent a letter to Senate Republicans, encouraging their ESEA reauthorization efforts. Read More

  • Tuesday, August 30, 2011 AASA Responds to Rule on National Paid Lunch Price

    AASA responded to an interim rule, issued by the Department of Agriculture, relating to the recently passed Child Nutrition Bill and its implications for a nationally-established paid meal price. Read More

  • Tuesday, August 16, 2011 AASA Signs Extended-Year Graduation Rate Paper

    AASA joined a handful of other education organizations in signing "Making Every Diploma Count: Using Extended-Year Graduation Rates to Measure Student Success". Read More

  • Wednesday, August 10, 2011 AASA and NSBA Sent Joint Letter to Secretary Duncan

    AASA and NSBA sent a joint letter to Secretary Duncan reiterating their call for direct regulatory relief and expressing concerns with USED's proposed conditional ESEA waivers. Read More

  • Monday, July 25, 2011 AASA Responds to USED Request for Information

    AASA submitted comments in response to a USED request for information on potential areas to provide regulatory relief within current statute, regulations, and rules. Read More

  • Friday, July 8, 2011 AASA Submits Comments on Race to the Top Early Learning Challenge Grants

    AASA submitted comments on USED's draft program criteria and priorities for the Race to the Top Early Learning Challenge. Read More

  • Thursday, July 7, 2011 AASA Supports House ESEA Flexibility Bill

    AASA supports Chairman Kline's third ESEA bill, the State and Local Funding Flexibility Act. Read More

  • Thursday, July 7, 2011 AASA Opposes Proposed Balanced Budget Amendment

    AASA sent a letter to the full House of Representatives, opposing a proposed balanced budget amendment. Read More

  • Wednesday, June 22, 2011 AASA & NSBA Share Reg Relief Resolution with Capitol Hill

    In response to USED efforts to provide relief to LEAs through conditional waivers, AASA and NSBA issued a joint statement to Capitol Hill clarifying the importance of, and our commitment to, targeted regulatory relief. Read More

  • Wednesday, June 22, 2011 AASA opposes House ESEA Charter School Bill (HR 2218)

    AASA submitted a letter to the House Education and the Workforce Committee, opposing HR 2218, their charter school proposal for ESEA reauthorization. Read More

  • Friday, June 10, 2011 AASA and NSBA Respond to Opposition to Regulatory Relief

    AASA and NSBA issued a joint statement in response to recent opposition to their collective push for ESEA regulatory relief. Read More

  • Thursday, June 2, 2011 AASA 2011 Advocacy Conference

    Register today for the annual AASA Legislative Advocacy Conference! Read More

  • Wednesday, May 25, 2011 AASA Letter to Oppose Voucher Program in FY 2012 Defense Authorization

    AASA urged Representatives to oppose a proposed voucher program in the FY2012 Defense Authorization. Read More

  • Monday, May 23, 2011 AASA Files FERPA Comments

    AASA filed comments in response to proposed changes to the Family Educational Rights and privacy Act (FERPA). Read More

  • Monday, May 23, 2011 AASA Urges Senate to Oppose FY12 Budget Resolution

    Read AASA's letter to the Senate, urging their opposition to the House-passed H.Con.Res 34 FY12 Budget Resolution. Read More

  • Thursday, May 12, 2011 AASA Letter on School Lunch Program

    AASA submitted a letter to the House Education and the Workforce Committee as part of a hearing on the costs associated with the program. Read More

  • Tuesday, May 10, 2011 AASA Releases Survey on How Foster Care Proposals Would Impact Schools

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  • Tuesday, May 10, 2011 AASA Opposes Proposed Special Education Voucher

    AASA submitted a letter on opposition to a proposed voucher for military families with students with disabilities. The proposal moved through the House Armed Services Committee. Read More

  • Monday, May 9, 2011 AASA Endorses Rural Education Policy Office Proposal

    AASA endorsed legislation to create an office of rural education policy at the department of education. Read More

  • Friday, April 15, 2011 AASA Opposes House Proposal for FY12

    AASA opposes Chairman Ryan's proposed budget resolution for FY12. Read More

  • Wednesday, April 13, 2011 AASA Opposes Long-Term CR

    AASA opposes HR 1473, the long-term CR for FY 2011. Read More

  • Thursday, April 7, 2011 AASA Member, Incoming MN State Exec Testifies Before Congress

    AASA Member, and incoming state executive of the Minnesota affiliate Gary Amoroso testified before Congress. Read More

  • Wednesday, April 6, 2011 AASA Opposes House FY12 Budget Resolution

    AASA sent a letter to the House Budget Committee, opposing the drastic funding cuts proposed for FY12. Read More

  • Tuesday, April 5, 2011 AASA Files Comments on Proposed Rule to School Lunch Bill

    AASA filed comments in response to the proposed rule to shape implementation of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act, signed in to law late last year. Read More

  • Friday, March 25, 2011 AASA Signs Joint Letter with Rural Groups, Opposing Vouchers

    AASA with NREA and NREAC, signed a joint letter opposing the DC Opportunity Scholarship Program. Read More

  • Tuesday, March 8, 2011 AASA Opposes HR 1

    AASA opposed the House-proposed 7-month CR, under consideration in the Senate. Read More

  • Monday, March 7, 2011 AASA Files Comments on FCC E-Rate Proposal

    AASA filed comments in response to an FCC proposal that would use funds marked for FY11 in FY10. Read More

  • Tuesday, March 1, 2011 AASA President Testifies Before Congress

    AASA President Ed Hatrick (Loudoun County Schools, Virginia) testified before the House Education and the Workforce Committee. Read More

  • Tuesday, March 1, 2011 AASA 2011 Legislative Agenda

    Each year, AASA's Executive Committee and Governing Board establish AASA's federal education legislative priorities. Here is the 2011 legislative agenda. Read More

  • Wednesday, February 16, 2011 AASA Submits Written Statement on DC Voucher Program

    In advance of a Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing on the DC voucher program, AASA submitted a written statement opposing reinstating or expanding the program. Read More

  • Tuesday, February 15, 2011 AASA Opposes House CR

    Read AASA's letter of opposition to HR 1, the House's proposal to cut $100 billion in federal spending. Read More

  • Monday, February 14, 2011 AASA Talking Points for FY12 Budget Proposal

    Read AASA's talking points for the President's proposed budget for FY 2012. Read More

  • Wednesday, February 9, 2011 AASA Files Response to Proposed Changes to i3 Grant

    AASA filed comments in response to the Department's proposed changes to the Investment in Innovation(i3) Fund. Read More

  • Tuesday, February 8, 2011 AASA Submits Testimony for House ESEA Hearing

    AASA submitted testimony in advance of this week's Education and the Workforce hearing, entitled 'Education in the Nation: Examining the Challenges and Opportunities Facing America's Classrooms'. Read More

  • Thursday, January 27, 2011 Joint Rural Conference Call with USED and USDA

    AASA is pleased to announce a conference call opportunity for AASA members to learn how USDA and USED are collaborating for rural schools and communities. Read More

  • Thursday, January 27, 2011 AASA Opposes Expansion of Expiring Voucher Program

    AASA sent letters to both the House and Senate, in opposition to Congressional effort to reinstate the DC Opportunity Scholarship Program. Read More

  • Thursday, December 16, 2010 AASA Releases 10th Economic Impact Study

    School districts report continued erosion of education funding, compounded by cessation of federal emergency funding. Read More

  • Thursday, December 2, 2010 AASA Letter Opposing Senate Voucher Proposal

    AASA sent a letter to the Senate, opposing a proposal for a voucher for military families with students with special education needs. Read More

  • Thursday, December 2, 2010 AASA Urges Straight Extension of Current School Lunch Program

    Read AASA's latest letter to the House, urging straight extension of the current school lunch program. Read More

  • Monday, November 15, 2010 Schools Groups Send Joint Nutrition Letter to House

    AASA, along with the National School Boards Association and the Council for Great City Schools, sent a joint letter to the House, opposing passage of S3307. Read More

  • Monday, November 15, 2010 AASA Files Comments to CMS Regulations

    AASA filed comments with CMS in response to a proposed rule that could impact the ability of LEAs to bill and receive reimbursement for Medicaid Services. Read More

  • Friday, November 5, 2010 School Lunch Up for Vote in Lame Duck

    The House is expected to pick up the school lunch bill as early as November 18. Read AASA's latest letter to the full House, urging straight extension if there aren't several changes to the current proposed bill. Read More

  • Thursday, October 21, 2010 AASA Proposes ESEA Regulatory Relief to USED

    AASA used member feedback to drive a letter to, and a meeting with, USED to discuss potential regulatory changes to ESEA. Read More

  • Wednesday, September 22, 2010 AASA Advocacy Conference Materials

    Need access to the materials at AASA's advocacy conference? They're here. Read More

  • Friday, September 17, 2010 AASA Urges Congress to Use Additional CR Funds for Title I and IDEA

    AASA letter opposes the use of additional continuing resolution funds for competitive grants. Read More

  • Thursday, September 16, 2010 Joint Letter on Child Nutrition

    AASA joined the Council of Great City Schools and the National School Boards Association in a joint letter to the House of Representatives. Read More

  • Thursday, September 9, 2010 New Model Core Teaching Standards Available for Public Comment Until October 15

    CCSSO released new model core teaching standards for public comment. Read More

  • Friday, September 3, 2010 AASA Responds to Secretary's Proposed Priorities

    Read AASA's comments on the US Education Department's proposed rules for discretionary grants Read More

  • Thursday, August 19, 2010 Common Core Curriculum Maps Released for Comment

    Today, Common Core released a full set of K-12 English Language Arts curriculum maps. These maps, which are based on and address every one of the Common Core State Standards in ELA, were written by teachers for teachers. Read More

  • Friday, August 13, 2010 Education Jobs Fund Questions....Answered!

    AASA provides answers to member questions related to the Education Jobs Fund. Read More

  • Wednesday, August 11, 2010 Ed Jobs Fund Conference Call TOMORROW

    Take advantage of this opportunity to ask the Department of Education your questions about the Education Jobs Fund on August 12! Read More

  • Tuesday, August 10, 2010 House Passes Education Jobs and FMAP Funding

    The House passed $10 billion for education jobs and $16.1 billion for FMAP. The bill now goes to the President. Read More

  • Monday, August 9, 2010 AASA Supports HR 1586 Education Jobs Funding

    Read AASA's letter of support for HR 1586, to provide $10 billion in education jobs funding and $16.1 billion for FMAP. Read More

  • Monday, August 9, 2010 AASA Strongly Supports Early House Vote on Education Jobs Fund

    AASA members delivered a clear message to Capitol Hill: the sooner, the better! Read More

  • Wednesday, August 4, 2010 AASA Responds to Senate Ed Jobs Funding Vote

    Read AASA's statement in response to the Senate's vote for education funding. Read More

  • Monday, August 2, 2010 AASA Signs Letter Urging Regulatory Relief from Medicaid Parental Consent Requirements

    AASA joined hundreds of health, disability, education, hospital, and organized labor and health care organizations to send a letter to Secretary Duncan urging relief from the requirement to seek parental consent for each Medicaid service. Read More

  • Wednesday, July 28, 2010 AASA Supports Senate FY11 Appropriations Bill

    AASA sent a letter to members of the Senate Appropriations Committee in anticipation of tomorrow's mark up. Read More

  • Wednesday, July 28, 2010 AASA Urges Senate to Support Ed Jobs Fund as Amendment to Small Business Bill

    AASA is urging Senators to vote to support the latest legislative vehicle that can help move the emergency education job fund dollars to states. Read More

  • Monday, July 19, 2010 AASA President Appointed to National PTA Board

    AASA President Ed Hatrick was appointed to the National PTA Board. Read More

  • Friday, July 16, 2010 AASA Urges Senate Support for Jobs Funding

    AASA sent a letter to the full Senate, urging Senators to support the $10 billion for emergency education funding. Read More

  • Thursday, July 15, 2010 AASA Urges House Approps to Make Education a Priority

    In advance of the House Appropriations LHHS Subcommittee markup, AASA sent a letter of budget and appropriations priorities. Read More

  • Wednesday, July 14, 2010 AASA Letter to House Ed & Labor Committee on Child Nutrition

    AASA submitted a letter to the House Committee on Education and Labor in advance of today's mark-up of the Child Nutrition bill. Read More

  • Sunday, July 11, 2010 Long Time AASA Friend and Member Walter 'Walt' Turner Passed Away

    Walter George Turner, 83, who served as the founding director of the American Association of Educational Service Agencies and a long-time official with the American Association of School Administrators, died July 4 in Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center, Corvallis, Oregon. Read More

  • Friday, July 9, 2010 AASA Files Comments on FCC-Proposed Changes to E-Rate

    AASA, joining with AESA, submitted comments to the FCC in response to proposed changes to the E-Rate program. Read More

  • Tuesday, June 22, 2010 Latest AASA Report Quantifies Cost and Benefits of Emergency Education Funding

    School districts across the nation are still faced with the possible reality of eliminating an unprecedented number of teaching jobs for the 2010-11 school year. Congressional action—or inaction—to save these jobs will have significant impact on the economy, according to a new analysis released today by the American Association of School Administrators. Read More

  • Thursday, May 27, 2010 AASA Supports Emergency Funding for Education Jobs

    Read AASA's letter to the full House Appropriations Committee supporting the inclusion of $23 billion for emergency education jobs funding. Read More

  • Wednesday, May 26, 2010 Final Education Jobs Letter

    Today, Representatives Maurice Hinchey, Phil Hare and Bob Etheridge were joined by 104 of their colleagues in a letter to Appropriations Chair David Obey urging support for $23 billion for education-related jobs. Read More

  • Tuesday, May 18, 2010 School Budgets 101

    A new AASA white paper offers a bird's-eye view of the basics of school budgets. Read More

  • Friday, May 7, 2010 AASA Files ESEA Comments With Senate

    AASA filed comments on ESEA Reauthorization with the Senate. Read More

  • Tuesday, May 4, 2010 AASA Survey: 275,000 Education Jobs on the Line

    Latest AASA survey projects education jobs cuts of 275,000 for the 2010-11 school year. Read More

  • Thursday, April 22, 2010 Is Your District Cutting Jobs?

    Help AASA collect national data on school job cuts. Read More

  • Friday, April 16, 2010 AASA Supports Emergency Education Bill

    Sen. Harkin introduces bill that would bring $23 billion for education jobs. Read More

  • Thursday, April 8, 2010 Latest AASA Survey a Cliff Hanger

    New survey finds schools facing growing budget cuts and the end of stimulus funding. Read More

  • Thursday, March 25, 2010 AASA Position Statement for ESEA Reauthorization

    AASA submitted an ESEA position statement, summarizing concerns and priorities for both the proposed blueprint and reauthorization in general. Read More

  • Tuesday, March 23, 2010 Senate to Mark Up Child Nutrition Bill

    The Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry is scheduled to mark up reauthorization language for the Healthy, Hunger Free Kids Act of 2010 tomorrow, March 24. Read More

  • Tuesday, March 23, 2010 Urge Your Senator to Sign REAP Funding Letter

    Senator Conrad and Senator Collins are circulating a 'Dear Colleague' letter to appropriators requesting increased funding for the Rural Education Achievement Program (REAP). Please encourage your Senators to join Sens. Conrad and Collins on this letter by April 14. Read More

  • Monday, March 22, 2010 AASA Responds to National Broadband Plan

    AASA's response to the National Broadband plan was created to both summarize the proposed changes that will impact public schools and the E-Rate program and to articulate AASA’s response to and/or concerns with the proposed changes. Read More

  • Monday, March 15, 2010 AASA Statement on Blueprint for ESEA Reauthorization

    Read Executive Director Dan Domenech's statement on the ESEA Blueprint. Read More

  • Tuesday, March 9, 2010 Take AASA's Latest Economic Impact Survey

    Tell us how your district continues to be impacted by the economic downturn, and weigh in on the proper role of competitive funding. Read More

  • Tuesday, March 2, 2010 AASA Seclusion and Restraint Letter

    AASA urges US House not to pass restraint and seclusion measure (HR 4247) Read More

  • Monday, February 22, 2010 Financial Capability Challenge

    Participate in the National Financial Capability Challenge! Read More

  • Monday, February 22, 2010 AASA Survey Results

    AASA administered a brief survey to examine what—if any trends—there are for comparative religion courses in America’s public schools. Read More

  • Monday, February 22, 2010 AASA's 2010 Legislative Agenda

    The Governing Board adopted this year's legislative agenda at NCE. Read More

  • Friday, February 19, 2010 A Presidential Graduation

    Your school district has until Monday, March 15 to submit an application for President Obama to speak at your 2010 high school graduation. Read More

  • Tuesday, February 2, 2010 Alert on House Education and Labor Committee Markup of HR 4247

    AASA responded to proposed legislation on restraint and seclusion. Read More

  • Tuesday, February 2, 2010 AASA Responds to President's Budget Request

    Read AASA's response and talking points to President Obama's FY11 budget proposal. Read More

  • Wednesday, January 27, 2010 USED Call: FY11 Budget

    As part of the series of monthly calls with education leaders, Secretary Duncan will hold a call on Wednesday February 3 to talk about President Obama's FY11 budget proposal. Read More

  • Tuesday, January 26, 2010 Comparative Religion Survey

    Please take a few moments to complete the latest AASA survey, looking at the challenges and opportunities comparative religion courses provide in schools and communities Read More

  • Tuesday, January 5, 2010 U.S. Secretary of Education Thanks AASA Members

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  • Tuesday, December 29, 2009 State of the Superintendency Extended!

    AASA has extended the deadline for the 2010 State of the Superintendency until Friday, January 22, 2010 and is now offering hard-copy surveys. Read More

  • Thursday, December 3, 2009 Final School Improvement Grant Requirements

    Education Secretary Arne Duncan released the final requirements for $3.5 billion in Title I School Improvements grants to turn around the nation's lowest performing schools. Read More

  • Friday, November 20, 2009 AASA Comments on Proposed Changes to E-Rate

    Read AASA's comments to the wide-reaching proposed changes to E-Rate. Read More

  • Friday, November 20, 2009 AASA Rural Educators Meet With Secretary Duncan

    AASA facilitated a meeting with nine rural-district superintendents and U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. Read More

  • Monday, November 16, 2009 2010 State of the Superintendency Study

    It's time for AASA's one-per-decade look at the American school superintendency: who are the superintendents, how did they get there and what are the issues that impact education and leadership. Read More

  • Friday, November 6, 2009 AASA Response to Investing in Innovation Guidance

    AASA would like to offer our comments on the proposed priorities, requirements, definitions and selection criteria for the Investing in Innovation Grants. Read More

  • Monday, November 2, 2009 AASA Stimulus Update

    Get the latest information on the stimulus! Read More

  • Tuesday, October 27, 2009 Shell We Dance?: Latest AASA Study Finds Shell Game with ARRA Funds

    The economic downturn continues to threaten the capacity of school districts nationwide, even in light of federal stimulus funds, according to the latest AASA study. Read More

  • Monday, October 5, 2009 Talking Points on ESEA Reauthorization

    Education Sec. Arne Duncan told education stakeholders that he is starting a strong push to renew the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. Read More

  • Monday, September 28, 2009 Get 'Em, Keep 'Em: Recruiting and Retaining Teachers in Rural Districts

    In response to a request from President Obama’s administration, AASA helped identify specific tips, strategies and suggestions that address the unique realities, obstacles and considerations that rural schools face when it comes to teacher recruitment and retention. Read More

  • Wednesday, September 16, 2009 AASA Responds to Proposal to Raise State Administrative Cap

    AASA submitted a response to the US Education Department's proposal to raise the state administrative cap. Read More

  • Monday, September 14, 2009 AASA Statement on Educate Act and IDEA Full Funding Act

    AASA urges Congress to pass the EDUCATE Act and the IDEA Full Funding Act to ensure children with disabilities receive the best possible education and services. Read More

  • Wednesday, September 9, 2009 AASA Responds to Guidance for School Improvement Grants

    Read AASA's response to USED's guidance for the School Improvement Grants. Read More

  • Friday, August 28, 2009 ARRA and H1N1 Webinar

    USED to host two webinars: one on ARRA and H1N1 (swine flu) and one on maintenance of effort requirements. Read More

  • Tuesday, August 25, 2009 How America's Schools Are Using ARRA Funds

    Read AASA's latest survey, looking at how America's public schools are using their stimulus dollars. Read More

  • Thursday, August 20, 2009 AASA Comments on ARRA Regulations

    Read AASA's comments in response to USED's regulations for the draft application for the Race to the Top Fund and the metrics for the State Fiscal Stabilization Fund. Read More

  • Thursday, August 6, 2009 Write Your Senator!

    Use AASA's Legislative Action Center to let your Senators know how the LHHS FY10 budget bill, including its proposed cuts to Title I and level funding of IDEA, will impact your district. Read More

  • Wednesday, August 5, 2009 FY10 Funding Charts

    A side-by-side comparison of the FY10 House and Senate LHHS bills to President Obama's FY10 requests and the FY09 enacted numbers. Read More

  • Thursday, July 30, 2009 AASA Response to Senate Approps Bill

    Read AASA's response to the FY10 budget bill released by the Senate Appropriations LHHS Subcommittee. Read More

  • Friday, July 17, 2009 AASA Letter to the Hill

    Read AASA's letter of support for the Student Aid and Fiscal Responsibility Act of 2009. Read More

  • Friday, July 10, 2009 AASA Summary of ARRA Title I Waiver Guidance

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  • Monday, June 22, 2009 New Stimulus Guidance

    Recipients of ARRA funding are required to report on the use of the funds, including the amount of funds received and the projects and activities funded. Read More

  • Monday, June 22, 2009 HHS Rescinds Medicaid Regulations

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  • Monday, June 1, 2009 AASA's Comments on Rescission of Medicaid Regulations

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  • Friday, May 29, 2009 FY10 Budget Response

    Read AASA's talking points in response to President Obama's FY10 Budget Proposal. Read More

  • Thursday, May 28, 2009 More School Districts Adopt AASA Resolution on ESEA

    92 school districts across 17 states have adopted a resolution in support of AASA's "All Children Will Learn" legislative agenda. Read More

  • Friday, May 15, 2009 Download slideshows from AASA Advocacy Conference

    Bruce Hunter's Stimulus Update and Mary Kusler's Federal Education Update Read More

  • Tuesday, May 12, 2009 AASA Submits Letters to Congress

    School Construction: Letter in Support of HR 2187 and DC Vouchers: Letter of opposition to private school vouchers Read More

  • Friday, May 1, 2009 Educating the Total Child

    Read AASA's new proposal, which is aligned with the 2009 Legislative Agenda. Read More

  • Wednesday, April 22, 2009 AASA Advocacy Conference

    Bruce Hunter Stimulus Update Read More

  • Wednesday, April 22, 2009 AASA Advocacy Conference

    Mary Kusler Federal Education Update Read More

  • 2009 AASA Legislative Advocacy Conference Materials

    Access the 2009 AASA Legislative Advocacy Conference Materials (Briefing Papers) Read More