This discussion will go over the impact of stress and vicarious/secondary trauma in school environments, with a focus on how you can take actionable steps to manage your risk.

During Assistant Principals Week, we celebrate the life and career of longtime AP Walter  V. Genuario of Mount Vernon Elementary School in Newark, New Jersey.

Both high schools are set to face more challenges following a year of learning disruptions due to COVID, student mental health, and staff burnout.

On Friday, September 9, 2022 from 5:00pm - 7:00pm the Essex-West Hudson Labor Council, AFL-CIO sponsored “A Labor Day Parade and Interfaith Observance.” The parade was dedicated to the Late James A. Grogan, Jr. International President of the Insulator’s Union. The Grand Marshall was the Honorable Mayor Ras J. Baraka of Newark. The Deputy Grand Marshall was Doug Placa, Executive Director of JNESO-IUOE District 1.

Program Chair - Gerald Newsome, Pres. IFPTE Local 195
Co-Chair - Crystal Williams, IBEW Local 827 & Newark Board Member

For Liz Shuler, the last year has been a whirlwind.

Since she unexpectedly succeeded the late Richard Trumka a year ago, and especially since the AFL-CIO Convention in Philadelphia, new federation President Shuler has raced around the country, addressing 10 union conventions and a new special Smart-TD Union leadership conference in San Francisco just in the last 2-1/2 weeks alone. 

She’s held picket-line discussions with workers forced to strike. In Minnesota, youthful organizers loaded her with suggestions on new organizing methods, targets and priorities.

Grants will expand capacity of local educators to implement community- and school-based strategies to help prevent community violence and mitigate the impacts of exposure to community violence.

Ensuring equitable and affordable health care for all Americans is one step closer and you can help make it happen. It’s time to take action to get the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 passed in the House of Representatives, which has scheduled a vote for Friday, Aug. 12, just two days from now. 

Call your representative at (202) 224-3121 and tell them to vote yes for H.R. 5376. 

Our nation's young people are facing an unprecedented mental health crisis. AFSA convention delegates in July passed a resolution stating that the American Federation of School Administrators reaffirms its support for the integration of social-emotional learning (SEL) concepts into and use of SEL programs in conjunction with pre-K–12 education. AFSA had long advocated for Congress and the administration to invest in these programs.