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
December 08, 2023AASA Endorses New Bipartisan School Safety Legislation
AASA was excited to help craft and endorse new bipartisan school safety legislation called the Preparing Leaders to Assess Needs (PLAN) for School Safety Act (H.R. 6613).
December 06, 2023The Advocate December 2023: Critical Funding for Rural Schools
This month, we are focusing on two federal programs that are critical for rural schools across the country: Rural Education Achievement Program (REAP) and the Secure Rural Schools (SRS).
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ArticleTopics: Advocacy & PolicyInformational resources and networks of professional associations can make a real difference for superintendents in partisan times.
December 01, 2023An Insider’s Route to Engaging Effectively with State LegislatorsType:
ArticleTopics: Advocacy & PolicyA former superintendent turned state senator shares how public school leaders can best make their case in person or from afar.
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