Advocacy and the Equality Act
Adonai Mack
This past September, NASS and the Association of California School Administrators convened for our annual federal advocacy conference. Participants heard from former Secretary for Education, Rod Paige, and several LBGTQ students on their experience matriculating through our K12 schools. This year we lobbied on the Equality Act, special education funding for infants and toddlers, STEM education and federal spending on education.
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Please read our articles from NASS' Executive Director, Jonathan Raymond, and from other great contriubing writers.
NASS’ 2019 Superintendent of the Year: Dr. Nettie Collins-Hart
by: Dr. Nettie Collins-Hart



Parent Teacher Home Visits: Strengthening family-school relationships
by: Gina Martinez-Keddy



Growing up, Carmen had a terrible experience with school. Later diagnosed with ADHD, her teachers in the 1980s knew little about it and Carmen felt labeled as “the dumb kid,” so she dropped out. When her children were old enough for school, she was disengaged and had few academic expectations for them. The last thing she wanted was to set foot in their school or talk to a teacher or principal.
Home visits are key to kids' success
by: Jonathan Raymond



This has been back-to-school night season, and in auditoriums across the country, too often the seats that are left empty are for the parents and guardians of children whom the school rarely sees.

This phenomenon should set off alarms at a time when in states like California the Local Control Funding Formula and Local Control Accountability Plans put parents, families and communities at the center; but is it?