August 13, 2018

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AASA Signs Countering Hate Statement; Signs Letter Supporting PTACs

It may be August and Congress may be in recess, but that doesn't mean we're taking a break. Just a quick blog post to keep you updated about ongoing coalition activities:

AASA Joins 20 Other National Organizations in Statement for Countering Hate in Schools: This new school year, let’s make sure schools are free of hate and that all children get the message that they belong.  There aren't "many sides" to hate: there are just too many victims. One year out from the terror of Charlottesville, we have so much work to do to protect our students and communities from racist, xenophobic ideology, policies and actions. Join our coalition of education leaders by committing to foster school climates in which all children and youth, community members and families feel safe and valued. AASA joined more than 20 other national organizations to issue a statement emphasizing our commitment to protect students and communities from hate. You can sign the statement here

AASA Joins 23 Other National Organizations in Letter Affirming the Importance of USED's Privacy and Technical Assistance Center (PTAC): As an organization that supports the use of data and research to improve teaching and learning and to inform decision-making by schools, districts, and states, AASA was pleased to join 23 other groups in a letter to the head of the House and Senate education committees, highlighting the important role of PTAC and encouraging the committees to continue to support the office and its important programmatic and technical supports.