The leading voice for public education and district leadership on Capitol Hill.
AASA advocates for equitable access to the highest quality public education for all students.
The goal of AASA advocacy is to influence federal education policy and legislation through the collective efforts of AASA members across the country.
AASA’s advocacy is driven by a commitment to ensure that the voice of the nation’s public school superintendents informs federal policy decisions.
The guiding principles for federal education policy this year all stem from equity and the important role the federal government stands to play in leveling the education playing field for all students.
Latest Updates from The Leading Edge Blog
February 29, 2024Guest Post from NCAN: FAFSA Submissions Are Down 40+%; How to Find Your Schools’ Data
This month's content from the National College Attainment Network provides some updates on the status of the new FAFSA rollout and how district leaders can figure out how their students are doing.
February 29, 2024AASA’s Magazine Takes the Silver in the 2024 TRENDY Awards
Association Trends awarded the Silver to School Administrator magazine in the 2024 TRENDY Awards.
Latest Advocacy & Policy Resources
February 22, 2024PEP Talk Episode 27: Superintendent Attrition, Mobility and GenderType:
PodcastTopics: Advocacy & Policy District & School Operations Leadership DevelopmentOn this episode of PEP Talk, Kat Sturdevant interviews Dr. Rachel S. White, assistant professor of educational leadership & policy studies at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville about attrition, mobility and the role of gender in the superintendency.
January 18, 2024PEP Talk Episode 26: Secure Rural Schools ProgramType:
PodcastTopics: Advocacy & Policy District & School Operations Rural CommunitiesOn this episode of PEP Talk, producer Kat Sturdevant and policy analyst Tara Thomas continue their conversation on rural schools, but this time with a focus on the Secure Rural Schools Program. Tara Thomas interviews Jaime Green, superintendent of Trinity Alps Unified School District in Weaverville, CA who is a passionate advocate for the program.
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