Advocacy & Policy Resources
March 17, 2023CALL TO ACTION: Submit comments on the proposed updates to the school nutrition standards.Type:
Sample/TemplateTopics: Advocacy & Policy Health & WellnessOn February 3, USDA released a proposal to update the school nutrition standards to align with the 2020 Dietary Guidelines. It is critical that USDA hears the superintendent perspective on how these standards will impact their districts.
March 08, 2023Fully Funding IDEA InvoicesType:
Sample/TemplateTopics: Advocacy & Policy EquityReady to advocate for IDEA full funding? We've created these helpful invoices for you to fill out for your district.
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.
December 20, 2022AASA Quarterly Federal Policy Update - WinterType:
Webinar RecordingTopics: Advocacy & PolicyAASA members will be walked through the latest federal funding and policy changes, including the upcoming SCOTUS case Perez v. Sturgis; December USDOE ESSER FAQ; and leadership changes in Congress.
December 06, 2022Earmarks 101: A New Funding Opportunity for Your DistrictType:
Webinar RecordingTopics: Advocacy & Policy Finance & BudgetsLearn about the Congressional earmarks process and how district leaders can lobby for new, additional funding for PK-12 projects in their schools.
September 12, 2022What’s Going On With Educator Shortages?Type:
ReportTopics: Advocacy & Policy District & School OperationsThis survey reflects real-time feedback from those doing the hiring and aimed to look at the vacancy rates of both instructional and non-instructional positions.
October 11, 2022AASA Quarterly Federal Policy Update - FallType:
Webinar RecordingTopics: Advocacy & PolicyAASA’s Director of Advocacy, Sasha Pudelski, will walk AASA members through the latest federal funding and policy changes
October 06, 2022Re-thinking the Poverty Indicators in the Education SystemType:
Webinar RecordingTopics: Advocacy & Policy Health & WellnessA series of webinars to set foundational knowledge on Free and Reduced Price Meal data and other existing indicators, their flaws, and possibilities for moving forward.
September 28, 2022Back-to-school Spotlights: ESSER Spending and Evaluation BrightspotsType:
Webinar RecordingTopics: Advocacy & Policy Finance & BudgetsThe Back-to-school spotlight: ESSER Spending and Evaluation Brightspots webinar will cover the state of ESSER spending as of this fall and a series of important characteristics to look for in the plans and programs rolling out during this school year
July 01, 2022School District Spending of American Rescue Plan FundingType:
ReportTopics: Advocacy & Policy Finance & BudgetsAASA surveyed district leaders about how they're using American Rescue Plan (ARP) and other federal COVID-19 relief funding to address pandemic-related student learning recovery.
July 27, 2022What Do Superintendents Need to Know and Do About the Newly Proposed Title IX Regs?Type:
Webinar RecordingTopics: Advocacy & PolicyA webinar focused on the newly proposed Cardona regulations on Title IX
June 30, 2022AASA Quarterly Federal Policy Update - SummerType:
Webinar RecordingTopics: Advocacy & Policy Finance & BudgetsAASA’s Director of Advocacy, Sasha Pudelski, will walk AASA members through the latest federal funding and policy changes
June 01, 2022Using ESSER Funding To Re-Engage StudentsType:
ArticleTopics: Advocacy & Policy District & School Operations Finance & BudgetsInvesting in summer school programs with federal support.
May 10, 2022Taking Full Advantage of American Rescue Plan Funds to Identify and Support Students Experiencing Homelessness and Housing InstabilityType:
Webinar RecordingTopics: Advocacy & Policy Equity Finance & BudgetsLearn more about how American Rescue Plan funds can be used and hear from school districts who are taking full advantage of them
March 30, 2021AASA Quarterly Federal Policy Update - SpringType:
Webinar RecordingTopics: Advocacy & PolicyAASA’s Director of Advocacy, Sasha Pudelski, will walk AASA members through the latest funding and policy changes
March 29, 2022District Checklist: Taking Full Advantage of American Rescue Plan Funds to Identify & Support Students Experiencing Homelessness & Housing InstabilityTopics: Advocacy & Policy District & School Operations Finance & BudgetsAn actionable checklist designed to help district leaders take full advantage of new and existing federal resources to meet the significant needs – greatly exacerbated by the pandemic – of students experiencing homelessness and housing instability.
February 08, 2022Making the Most of Your ESSER FundsType:
Webinar RecordingTopics: Advocacy & Policy Finance & Budgets Leadership DevelopmentHow can districts ensure they are using ESSER funds to meet immediate needs and, at the same time, redesign toward a more student-centered, equity-focused and future-driven approach?
February 01, 2022Availing Opportunities in Your Federal Funds for TechnologyType:
ArticleTopics: Advocacy & Policy Finance & Budgets TechnologyThe challenges of obtaining federal funds for technology are real, too, with limits on the horizon for use of the substantial support
February 01, 2022A Federal Commitment to Ending the ‘Homework Gap’Type:
ArticleTopics: Advocacy & Policy Equity TechnologyThe new FCC chair outlines programs in place to support local schools and students’ online connectivity
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March 23, 2023Advocacy Update on House Voucherizing Title I
Today, for the first time in over a decade the U.S. House of Representatives will vote on whether to transform Title I into a voucher program.
March 22, 2023Significant SCOTUS Decision on Perez v. Sturgis
In January, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument in a special education case out of Michigan known as Perez v. Sturgis Public Schools. This week the Court decided that individuals who have entered into a settlement resolving their IDEA claims can also pursue monetary damages against school districts under the Americans with Disabilities Act without exhausting the administrative process under IDEA.
March 22, 2023USDA Releases Proposed Rule to Lower CEP Threshold
On March 22, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released a proposed rule to expand access to the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) by lowering the minimum identified student percentage (ISP) participation threshold from 40 percent to 25 percent.
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Mar28Fixing Student and Child Privacy Laws: The Current LandscapeType:
WebinarTopics: Advocacy & PolicyThe first event in a three-part virtual webinar series on how to fix child privacy laws.
Apr11The Portrait of a SuperintendentType:
WebinarTopics: Advocacy & Policy, District & School OperationsA deep dive into the demographic data from AASA's 2022-23 Superintendent Salary and Benefits Survey
Apr11Fixing Student and Child Privacy Laws: Webinar 2Type:
WebinarTopics: Advocacy & PolicyThe second event in a three-part virtual webinar series on how to fix child privacy laws.
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