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In just the last three weeks of this new year, there have been 40 shootings. There were 647 mass shootings in 2022 alone. Firearms are now the number one cause of death among American children.
To deliver transformational change, Secretary Cardona urged everyone to act boldly and unapologetically to address student underperformance and decades of underinvestment.

The United States had 14.285 million union members in calendar 2022, 273,000 more than the year before, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported in its annual survey. 

AFSA Member Herb Gardner, an Army veteran and a lifelong educator.
The bottom line is: We need people to get out and vote; there are no do-overs here.
Schools across the nation are filled with students and educators facing critical mental health issues and staff shortages, and principals are lacking the necessary resources needed to handle this growing crisis .
It is up to us as school leaders to help drive the discussion on what the future of public education should look like to provide our students with a world-class education.

The AFSA family is expanding!

"We believe it goes without saying that school leaders across the nation continue to see the need to come together and have a real voice at the table. And that interest is obviously growing," said AFSA President Dr. Leonard P. Pugliese. "It fills me with great joy to see our strength as a union continue to expand."

Since the July 2022 convention, the General Executive Board has granted charters to four groups:

The results show the profound toll on student learning during the pandemic, as the size and scope of the declines are the largest ever in mathematics.