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 01, 2023The Advocate February 2023 - Defending Public Education
Public education is under attack. There is no denying that state capitals are being inundated with organizations and individuals who may be promoting “school choice” or the funding of “students not systems” but who have more dangerous goals.
January 09, 2023Upcoming Child Tax Credit Webinar: Jan 19
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Take Action: Contact Your Legislators
Send targeted messages to your members of Congress, find talking points and position statements on key federal policy issues and become an active advocate for public education through the AASA Legislative Action Center.
Latest Advocacy & Policy Resources
January 26, 2023Using Data: Where to Start?Type:
Webinar RecordingTopics: Advocacy & Policy District & School OperationsA how-to for school and district leaders to use data to their advantage.
January 05, 2023Obtaining Parental Consent to Bill MedicaidType:
ReportTopics: Advocacy & Policy District & School Operations Health & WellnessIn December, AASA, along with the National Alliance for Medicaid in Education (NAME) and the Association of Educational Service Agencies (AESA) surveyed district leaders and school-based Medicaid leads at the LEA and ESA level to better understand the impact of the U.S. Department of Education’s current parental consent regulation on the school-based Medicaid program.
Upcoming Advocacy & Policy Events
Oct11AASA Quarterly Federal Policy UpdateType:
WebinarTopics: Advocacy & PolicyHear about the latest federal funding and policy changes that affect you and your district.
Jul11Legislative Advocacy ConferenceType:
ConferenceTopics: Advocacy & PolicyMake your voice heard on Capitol Hill and learn about the latest federal policy issues that will impact your district.
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