Member Resources

This one-pager from the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) highlights concerns about private school voucher programs, including concerns about: Academic achievement of participating students Lack of accountability of these programs Discrimination occurring within them Their impact on school segregation Fiscal impact on public schools
Superintendents and other school district leaders are “overwhelmingly concerned” and “deeply worried” about students in special education programs and those living in poverty if Republican proposals to refinance Medicaid are enacted, according to a new AASA survey. In Cutting Medicaid: A Prescription to Hurt the Neediest Kids , close to...
School “resegregation” has been in the news lately, but is it real? Are our schools becoming less diverse, even as our student body becomes increasingly so? National School Boards Association's Center for Public Education tackles these questions, as well as multiple others, in their report, “School Segregation Then & Now:...
The Center on Technology and Disability (CTD), in partnership with CoSN (the Consortium for School Networking), is pleased to present the Digital Accessibility Toolkit: What Education Leaders Need to Know . Accessibility is essential for leveraging technology and providing educational opportunities for all students, including those with disabilities and English...
Students without home access to high quality broadband connectivity are at a disadvantage, unable to realize the full power of digital learning. To address this key challenge, CoSN launched the Digital Equity Action Agenda initiative. This effort highlights how some school districts are building meaningful community partnerships and creating tools...
A new study by the National Education Association (NEA) confirms what has long been suspected: the number of school libraries and media centers over the past decade has changed with the economy, declining with the downturn but failing to reopen as the economy recovered. What’s particularly alarming is how race...
In 2016, the American School Counselor Association adopted a position statement related on transgender/gender-nonconforming youth. It recognizes all students have the right to be treated equally and fairly with dignity and respect as unique individuals, free from discrimination, harassment and bullying based on their real or perceived gender identity and...
The American Federation of Teachers condemns immigration raids targeting refugee women and children. They recognize that educators and communities have poured hearts and souls into welcoming refugee children to schools and providing a safe place for their families, and that raids and deportation do not just disrupt the lives of...
This National Education Association (NEA) handbook provides a research-based description of poverty's impact on teaching and learning, along with strategies for overcoming this impact.
In 2016, the American School Counselor Association (ASCA) updated its position statement on LGBTQ youth. ASCA calls on school counselors to promote equal opportunity and respect for all individuals regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, as well as to work to eliminate barriers impeding LGBTQ student development...