News and Advocacy

In-Person Learning Plan Creates Adverse Learning Conditions
Plan Has a Disproportionate Negative Impact on Black and Hispanic Students

This year, Juneteenth takes on a special significance, the historic signing by President Biden, making Juneteenth a federal holiday.
Yes, let’s reopen our schools. But let’s also rethink how our schools operate.
Internet access is coming to more students with the FCC approving an order that sets up a $7 billion Emergency Connectivity Fund, authorized in the American Rescue Plan.
The COVID-19 pandemic has been blamed for exacerbating inequities in our schools and for students falling through the cracks.
Statement From CPAA President Troy LaRaviere
on the Resignation of the CPS CEO
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: MIA MAYNARD
mmaynard@mycpaa.com
(312) 263-7915

AFSA’s Triennial Convention that was scheduled for this summer in Puerto Rico has been postponed because of COVID-19. The convention will be rescheduled for the summer of 2022.

The AFL-CIO also has postponed its Constitutional Convention by one year; it now will be held in Philadelphia in June 2022.

A resolution passed by the AFSA General Executive Board stated:

WHEREAS, the AFSA Constitution states that a convention be held every third year during the month of July or August, and 

The severe shortages of school-based mental health professionals is a growing concern.

AFSA has been working hard on Capitol Hill and with the White House to move education to the front burner. Our efforts are showing dividends, as the first 100 days of President Biden’s term have been historic for K–12 education funding, and we have witnessed significant victories for organized labor. Here is a quick review: