Leadership for Social Justice Certification


The new NASS Leadership for Social Justice Certification

The focused programming built into this certification takes participants beyond big thinking and general theories, and dives deep into the practical and sustainable tactics needed to help your organization address social justice issues and eliminate equity gaps. 

With a majority of learning taking place online, this valuable certification is both convenient and affordable. 

Learning is driven by 15 online education sessions led by national leaders on education equity, paired with two in-person events tied to additional professional learning in Washington, D.C.

By completing this 80-hour innovative certification, you will be empowered to help your organization overcome equity gaps and address the social justice issues unique to your community.


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Education Leader, NASS Executive Committee member and former Superintendent Jim Capolupo speaks about the many reasons to join NASS.

NASS is dedicated to advancing our members' success and promoting their profession. We believe in them and their collective energy, knowledge, and expertise is our key resource. 

The growing superintendent's resource collection is centered on the job’s unique needs and challenges. It offers the means to boost achievement, including solutions to problems that waste time; tools and tips for improving management; sample documents and strategies for more effective leadership, innovative programs and ideas, and much more. 

Project Lead is our nation-wide grassroots campaign for meaningful educational reform. Together educators can restore confidence in our leadership and position ourselves to bring about the organized, rational, well-founded, and sustainable long-range policies our kids, our communities and our country so desperately want and need.

Every day superintendents across the US are achieving amazing things. We envision what 17,000 superintendents can do together.

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Being a member of the National Association of School Superintendents affords you with exclusive access to new member benefits and rich content that will help you strengthen your knowledge base and increase your leader capacity. 

For step-by-step instructions on how to log into the system and make your membership work for you, click the link below. 

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NASS statement on proposed cuts to federal education budget

The Trump Administration has released an abridged version of the president’s Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Request. President Trump asked for a significant decrease ($9 billion or 13%) in the U.S. Department of Education’s budget, but the document does not describe in detail exactly how every program would be addressed. The full budget will be released in April or May.

Go to the News section for more information.

NASS releases statement on congressional review of the U.S.

NASS members are working closely with state leaders to implement the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) by the next school year, with a focus on using the law as powerful tool for promoting educational equity. As this critically important local leadership unfolds across the country, Congress’s pending action to eliminate the entirety of the ESSA accountability, state planning, and data reporting regulations raises concerns. Read our entire statement on our News page.

Nominations now open for national superintendent award

The National Association of School Superintendents is beginning the search for a National Superintendent of the Year in 2017.

“We had two incredible education leaders win the award in 2016,” said Dr. David Brown, NASS Executive Director. “This year we are searching for a student and community advocate that puts students first in terms of equity, proficiency, and college and career readiness.”

Go to the News Section for details on the nomination process.

Dangerous W-2 phishing scam evolving and targeting schools

The Internal Revenue Service, state tax agencies and the tax industry issued an urgent alert today to all employers that the Form W-2 email phishing scam has evolved beyond the corporate world and is spreading to other sectors, including school districts, tribal organizations and nonprofits. Read more on the NASS News page.

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