Advocacy & Policy Resources
November 01, 2020A New Education Vision for a New AdministrationType:
ReportTopics: Advocacy & Policy Finance & BudgetsA comprehensive and significant investment in the education of our public school students has never been more important to reducing the racial and socio-economic inequities plaguing American society today and providing a pathway for social and economic mobility.
October 18, 2019Educating Undocumented Students: Legal Responsibilities, Best Practices and Latest Policy ActionType:
Powerpoint PresentationTopics: Advocacy & PolicyThis presentation featured Maree Sneed and Ray Li, attorneys at Hogan Lovells LLP, who described the rights of undocumented students and the challenges that they face.
May 01, 2019Why We Need to Get Out the CountType:
ArticleTopics: Advocacy & Policy EquityThe census basics haven’t changed but the importance has
April 29, 2019STOP School Violence Act 101Type:
Powerpoint PresentationTopics: Advocacy & Policy School SafetyAfter the tragedy at Parkland, Congress acted quickly to create a new funding stream to support state and local efforts to deter school violence. The passage of the STOP School Violence Act authorizes $100 million in funding for schools to improve school safety in 2019.
April 01, 2019E-Rate: Increasing Educational Opportunity through Digital AccessType:
ToolkitTopics: Advocacy & Policy District & School Operations Finance & Budgets TechnologyTools to help school leaders fully leverage the federal and state funding available through E-rate to transform connectivity and broadband access in our nation’s schools.
March 01, 2019Medicaid 101 for School SuperintendentsType:
ReportTopics: Advocacy & Policy Health & WellnessThis brief explores what Medicaid is, what it covers—in and out of school—and how school districts can leverage Medicaid to enhance school health services.
February 01, 2019Structural Inefficiencies in the School-Based Medicaid Program Disadvantage Small and Rural Districts and StudentsType:
ReportTopics: Advocacy & Policy Health & WellnessEnsuring all children have access to the school and community services necessary to meet their comprehensive health needs is a serious challenge for school leaders and a community imperative.
March 01, 2018Tweeting for Legislative AdvocacyType:
ArticleTopics: Advocacy & Policy TechnologyThrough his Twitter account, a superintendent has built a valuable network to reach constituents and policymakers to influence pro-public schooling legislation.
January 01, 2018The Congressional Ban on Gun Violence ResearchType:
ArticleTopics: Advocacy & Policy School SafetyEditorial from the 2018 Spring Journal of Scholarship and Practice
August 01, 2017School Reform Shortchanges Me: A Student's TakeType:
ArticleTopics: Advocacy & PolicyStudent writes open letter to Secretary DeVos.
August 01, 2017Our Perceptions of Education PolicyType:
ArticleTopics: Advocacy & PolicyState legislatures repackage and tweak burdensome ideas of the past rather than granting flexibility to localities under the Every Student Succeeds Act.
July 01, 2017Collective Impact: What Does It Mean for Educational Leaders?Type:
ArticleTopics: Advocacy & PolicyDue to local, state, and national accountability measures, school reform efforts have become critical of many legislative agendas.
May 01, 2017Public Loss Private Gain: How School Voucher Tax Shelters Undermine Public EducationType:
ReportTopics: Advocacy & Policy District & School Operations Finance & BudgetsA report exposing how state and federal tax policy promotes the privatization of education funding, while simultaneously draining public coffers to enable savvy taxpayers to turn a profit.
May 01, 2017Criminal Justice Policy is Education PolicyType:
ArticleTopics: Advocacy & Policy EquityTwo Economic Policy Institute researchers on incarceration practices that directly bear on student outcomes.
April 01, 2017An Expanded Principle in Our AdvocacyTopics: Advocacy & Policy Curriculum & Assessment TechnologyThe altered landscape in Washington heightens and broadens the advocacy role for AASA.
April 01, 2017Noelle Ellerson Ng on Rural Schools AdvocacyType:
ArticleTopics: Advocacy & Policy Rural CommunitiesThe association's federal policy work for a full third of the nation's schools.
February 01, 2017FERPA's Collision With Social MediaType:
ArticleTopics: Advocacy & Policy TechnologyDefining students’ education records broadly presents compliance challenges in the smartphone era.
February 01, 2017Reconnecting Practitioner and PolicymakerType:
ArticleTopics: Advocacy & PolicyIf the new federal education act is to offer a pathway for meaningful school improvement, it must forge a real partnership between state education agencies and local leaders.
December 01, 2016Ready or Not: A Broader DefinitionType:
ArticleTopics: Advocacy & Policy College- Career- and Life-ReadinessMeasuring the readiness gap between graduates who meet benchmarks and those who hold a college degree
December 01, 2016Fragmenting of Our Neighborhoods by School ChoiceType:
ArticleTopics: Advocacy & PolicyA superintendent laments the negative ramifications of parental choice on his Michigan school district.
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The Leading Edge Blog
AASA's policy and advocacy blog, with up-to-date information about activities in Washington, DC.
May 25, 2023AASA Joins 100+ Organizations in Letter to Dept of Labor on OT Rules
AASA joined more than 100 organizations in a letter to the Department of Labor expressing concern over proposed changes to the overtime rules and asking the administration to stop the effort.
May 25, 2023A Wild 48 Hours for Federal Student Privacy
This text is an excerpt from a longer blog post from the Student & Child Privacy Center and Public Interest Privacy Center.
May 24, 2023AASA Partners with CoSN on Annual State of EdTech Leadership Survey
Earlier this week CoSN released the 2023 State of EdTech Leadership report.
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