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As the custodial management contract with Aramark inside Chicago Public Schools (CPS) comes to an end, there’s a palpable mix of anticipation and reservation.The decision to bring management back unde

Lizzy Crispin headed the committee that led Leonardo Da Vinci High School to become the first and only Blue Ribbon high school in Buffalo, New York.

Overall, fatalities on the job rose 5.7%. The rise in fatal occupational injuries from 2021 to 2022 is “alarming and unacceptable” to the AFL-CIO.
We ask principals to do a lot already, but we also need them to be at the center of advocating for funding key national education programs.
The Israel-Gaza war is distressing, and children and teens may be wondering why this violence is occurring and what else will happen in the future.
Kids have an ability to see through a lot, including through you. They know when you’re on their side. We are more than ever a partner with our families in educating a child.

Every National Principals Month, AFSA expresses its gratitude by highlighting outstanding school leaders.

“Who are you?” a 4-year-old boy asked Sedrick Smith when he and his little classmates entered the principal’s office on a recent pre-K tour of Fallstaff Elementary/Middle School in Baltimore. 

In addition to being principal at Fallstaff, Dr. Smith is an adjunct professor of education at Loyola University Maryland and a writer who has been published in The Baltimore Sun, the Chicago Tribune and various scholarly journals.