Advocacy

NAESP Platform 2015-2016

Elementary and middle-level principals work tirelessly on behalf of our nation’s students. Principals’ perspectives on how pre-K-8 education should function is summarized in the NAESP Platform. NAESP’s advocacy staff works to shape Congress’s and U.S. Department of Education’s policies based on the belief statements included in the platform document. The Platform is reviewed and updated annually and submitted to the Board of Directors in February. 

The NAESP Resolutions Committee meet every November to update the statements to accurately reflect the realities of your profession. The results of the 2014-2015 Committee’s diligent work were changes (edits, combinations, and deletions) to the Introduction and 23 resolutions.  This year, a new resolution Principal Health and Wellness was adopted. You may view the complete NAESP Platform here.