Calling All Kid Chefs for Let's Move Contest

Students can submit a healthy recipe by June 17 for a chance to win a trip to a White House dinner.

Budget Cuts May Be Even Deeper Than Projected

Latest report predicts across-the-board cuts could climb to over 9%.

Dept. of Ed Releases Guidelines on Restraint

Framework highlights discipline strategies that prevent the use of restraint and seclusion in schools.

Don’t Expect a Deal on ESEA Next Year

Congressional leaders announced that there will be no bipartisan deal on ESEA next year. 

Education Cuts on the Horizon for 2013

"Supercommittee" fails, triggering billions in automatic cuts from education.

Federal News Roundup: Balanced Budget Amendment Voted Down

The budget amendment's out, but two more fiscal decisions loom in the coming weeks.

Eleven States Apply for NCLB Waivers

Eleven states will have relief from the bill's most onerous requirements.

New Census Data Shows Fewer Kids in Poverty

The U.S. Census Bureau released data using new measures of poverty, changing the picture of those who are poor.

MN Principal Informs Congress on Pre-K-3 Alignment

The Pre-K Coalition unveiled a report that recommends early education policies during a congressional briefing.

MD Principal Speaks Out on Standards

Principal explains in a radio interview that while she supports high standards, a one-time test does not effectively measure growth. 

White House Call to Action on Jobs Act

Educators' voices make a difference in ensuring that the nation’s students are adequately prepared to thrive in the 21st century.

Congressional Panel Discusses ESEA With Principals

As part of NAESP’s National Leaders Conference on Thursday, the Association and AASA kicked the day into gear with a Congressional Panel comprised of speakers from the U.S. House of Representatives.

Principals Gather in Nation’s Capital to Impact ESEA Reauthorization

While students are on summer vacation, principals from around the nation have come to Washington, D.C., to take part in NAESP’s National Leaders Conference

ESEA Update - Flexibility Bill

ESEA Flexibility for States and Local Districts – Will this Help Principals Better Serve Disadvantaged Students?

ESEA: Legislative Renewal or Regulatory Relief?

In Monday’s issue of Politico, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced that the Department of Education would be ready to provide “regulatory relief” from the current iteration of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), otherwise known as No Child Left Behind, if Congress is unable to reauthorize the law before the end of the year.

NAESP Urges Regulatory Relief for Cash-Strapped Schools

Last week, NAESP joined fifteen members of the Learning First Alliance in urging the U.S.  Department of Education to consider issuing regulations to relieve states and local districts from unnecessary burdens authorized by No Child Left Behind, which was enacted in 2002. As Congress works to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), which expired three years ago, states and local districts face burdensome and costly requirements under the law and must redirect scarce resources to avoid sanctions.

A Four-Pronged Approach to Increasing Support for Public Schools

“This is a most hopeful time for America’s public schools,” said keynoter Jamie Vollmer, who addressed principals during the Opening Session of NAESP’s National Leaders Conference.

Principals Report a Productive Day of Lobbying on Capitol Hill

Attendees of NAESP’s National Leaders Conference spent a productive day lobbying on Capitol Hill for our nation’s students, as evidenced by the stories that were shared during the Hill Visit Debrief.

NAESP Analysis: Education and the Federal Budget

Education program spending cuts, consolidation, and elimination remain congressional priorities.

While top leaders in the House and Senate continue to tackle larger disputes on deficit reduction, spending cuts, and tax increases before the debt limit deadline later this summer, Congress and the U.S. Department of Education finally released the plan for the 2011 fiscal year’s spending on education programs, seven months after the start of the fiscal year. The news for education funding for FY 2011 is disappointing. At this time, the outlook for FY 2012 is shaping up to be worse.