NAESP’s Federal Policy Priorities

NAESP’s Advocacy and Policy team pushes for policies and funding solutions that advance the principal profession. Advocacy efforts focus on improving schools, supporting principals, and advancing student achievement.

Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)

NAESP works to support the implementation of ESSA, which was signed into law in 2015.

Federal Education Funding

NAESP advocates for increased federal funding for education programs that support principals, schools, and students.

Early Childhood Education

NAESP supports the seamless continuum of learning for every child across prekindergarten through the third grade.

Mental Health and School Safety

NAESP pushes for federal policy prescriptions to improve school-based mental health and school safety programs, including resources for principals and school personnel to improve access to mental health and to stop school violence before it happens.

Social and Emotional Learning

NAESP works to advance social-emotional learning programs that help achieve positive academic, interpersonal, and mental health outcomes for students.

Principal Pipeline

NAESP focuses on improving the policies and programs that affect how principals are prepared in pre-service programs.