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, Social Emotional Learning, and School Safety

The emotional well-being of school communities is a critically important factor in the safety, security, and comprehensive success of students.

Principal and Educator Support and Preparation

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