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The American Federation of School Administrators (AFSA) today endorsed Joe Biden and Kamala Harris for president and vice president of the United States.

On Thursday, it was reported that CEO Janice Jackson’s chief of staff, Pedro Soto, was charged with lying to the FBI about his role in an apparent bid-rigging and bribery scheme.

CPS principals and assistant principals have worked longer and harder than any other staff in the district during this COVID-19 crisis.

This list is here to provide resources to help you think through your school reopening plan. It is a daily work in progress.

Please submit any information you think would be helpful to info@theschoolleader.com.

As we look for ways to get schools reopened around the nation, we are seeing there are no easy answers. AFSA's own report on school reopening states, "after months of research by the medical and scientific community, and thoughtful dialogue with education professionals, we conclude that at least until there is a vaccine, there is no single solution that encompasses every school district in the nation."

In less than five months, we’ll be at Election Day. Hopefully by then, most voters will have cast ballots by mail, though whether you do so depends on the whims of politicians, notably Republicans who feel threatened by such balloting and the increased participation it implies.

Regardless, this time voters should take their ballots very seriously, because this year, literally, your life may depend on your vote.

June 19, 1865 was the day when the last slaves in the land became free.
The amount spent per pupil for public elementary and secondary education (pre-K through 12th grade) for all 50 states and the District of Columbia increased.

State and local governments are struggling with stay at home orders reducing tax revenues. Without people working and buying things, income and sales taxes are drying up while state and local government expenses rise helping care for the millions afflicted by the coronavirus pandemic. The impact will be cuts in community services, like fire, policing, transportation and school budgets.

What do tight budgets mean to school leaders and will they have the resources needed to run an effective school operation, especially with the extra health and safety demands?