Advocacy & Policy Resources
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
January 24, 2022Learning Recovery & Redesign: Major Strategies Self-Assessment ToolTopics: Advocacy & Policy District & School Operations Finance & BudgetsThis tool focuses specifically on your major strategy or couple largest strategies for recovery and/or redesign.
January 20, 2022How School Leaders Can Help Connect Families to the Expanded Child Tax CreditType:
Webinar RecordingTopics: Advocacy & Policy Communications & Public Relations EquityLearn about best practices and resources for helping your districts help families claim the expanded child tax credit.
February 08, 2021Learning Recovery & Redesign: Priorities & Self-Assessment ToolTopics: Advocacy & Policy District & School Operations Finance & BudgetsTools and guidance to help district leaders prioritize American Rescue Plan spending in the short- and long-term.
November 12, 2021AASA Learning Recovery & Redesign GuidanceTopics: Advocacy & Policy District & School Operations Finance & BudgetsProvides overarching guidance for you to consider on an ongoing basis when determining the best next steps for your recovery and redesign plans, including the ARP use-of-funds plans being implemented in your district.
November 01, 2021Shaping an Equitable Recovery for Students Without HomesType:
ArticleTopics: Advocacy & Policy EquityProven strategies and unprecedented resources under federal law to address child and youth homelessness
November 01, 2021‘They Don’t Just Stop at the Border’Type:
ArticleTopics: Advocacy & Policy EquityThe special challenge of educating non-English-speaking immigrants in the midst of a long-running public health crisis
October 20, 2021More Than a Test Score: Leveraging Federal Dollars to Support Innovation in SEL InvestmentsType:
Webinar RecordingA thought-provoking discussion on how schools can use federal American Rescue Plan dollars as a down payment on an enduring investment in Social and Emotional Learning.
October 01, 2021Political LeaningsType:
InfographicTopics: Advocacy & PolicyThe changing party affiliations of superintendents over the past two decades.
August 13, 2021Maintenance of Equity: What You Need to KnowType:
Webinar RecordingTopics: Advocacy & Policy EquityThis webinar will highlight the Maintenance of Equity provision, what it might mean for your district, potential challenges and strategies for navigating this new mandate.
August 01, 2021Federal Support That Enables ‘Building Back Better’Type:
ArticleTopics: Advocacy & Policy District & School Operations Finance & BudgetsCreating a new world for K-12 schooling with the infusion of new dollars.
August 01, 2021Using Evidence on Cost-EffectivenessType:
ArticleTopics: Advocacy & Policy District & School Operations Finance & BudgetsThe influx of federal dollars through the American Rescue Plan warrants careful attention by district leaders to higher-value investments
August 01, 2021Wise Spending of Your Federal Relief FundsType:
ArticleTopics: Advocacy & Policy Communications & Public Relations District & School Operations Equity Finance & BudgetsThe key questions to raise when planning your school district’s use of federal relief funds under the American Rescue Plan.
July 19, 2021AASA and AIR Virtual Research, Practice and Policy EventType:
Webinar RecordingTopics: Advocacy & Policy Curriculum & Assessment District & School Operations School SafetyLooking back to face what is ahead: A research and policy presentation and conversation about teaching and learning during the pandemic
July 19, 2021SCOTUS and Schools: How This Term’s Decisions Impact Your SchoolsType:
Webinar RecordingTopics: Advocacy & PolicyAn overview of 2021 U.S. Supreme Court decisions and what you can expect in terms of school impact.
June 29, 2021Meeting the Moment: Leveraging Federal Relief to Grow Community SchoolsType:
Webinar RecordingTopics: Advocacy & Policy District & School Operations Finance & BudgetsLearn why every school should be a community school and how the American Rescue Plan and other streams of funding offer an unprecedented opportunity to start-up, sustain and scale community schools.
March 01, 2017As We Know ItType:
ArticleTopics: Advocacy & PolicyInteresting days lie ahead for public education. We have a new president and an incoming administration that includes a new U.S. Secretary of Education.
March 01, 2018Inside AASA Sasha Pudelski on Legislative AdvocacyType:
ArticleTopics: Advocacy & PolicyWHEN SUPERINTENDENTS NEED to have a voice in Washington, D.C., who speaks for them? Sasha Pudelski has been the assistant director of policy and advocacy at AASA for the past seven years.
April 01, 2018More Politics in the ClassroomType:
ArticleTopics: Advocacy & Policy Communications & Public Relations
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June 06, 2023Fiscal Responsibility Act of 2023 and COVID-19 Relief Funds
On Friday, June 2, President Biden signed the bipartisan budget agreement which suspended the Federal debt ceiling and does not impact ESSER funds.
June 05, 2023USDA Announces $1.3 Billion in Additional Funding for School Meal Programs
On Friday, June 2, USDA announced that it will be providing $1.3 billion in Supply Chain Assistance (SCA) Funds to help schools as they prepare for the end of the temporary reimbursement increase that is set to expire on June 30.
June 02, 2023Debt Ceiling Agreement - What You Need to Know
On June 1, Congress passed an agreement to suspend the debt ceiling and avert a Federal default existing loan payments. The Fiscal Responsibility Act of 2023 was developed over weeks of negotiations with President Biden and House Speaker Kevin McCarthy. In exchange for suspending the debt ceiling for two years (until January 1, 2025), the bill includes spending caps for fiscal years 2024 and 2025 and other Republican priorities.
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