The voice of principals must be heard in the current national discourse about the state of education. NAESP’s Advocacy and Policy team has worked to build partnerships with members of Congress, the U.S. Department of Education, and the White House to advance policy priorities on behalf of principals.

NAESP’s Advocacy Priorities on Capitol Hill

Secure robust federal funding for programs like Title II, Part A, that support the preparation, training, and support of principals.

Advocate for professional development and mentoring programs that strengthen principals’ knowledge of early childhood education and provide federal funding streams for high-quality early education.

Reauthorize the Higher Education Act to improve principal recruitment, preparation, and retention and include provisions to boost clinical-oriented preparation to help principals better meet the day-to-day challenges in schools.

Advocacy Resources