About NAESP's Advocacy Program

The voice of principals must be heard in the current national discourse about the state of education. NAESP's Advocacy and Government Relations team has worked to build partnerships with members of Congress, the Department of Education, and the White House to advance policy priorities on behalf of principals.

NAESP Advocacy Platform

  • Secure robust federal funding for programs like Title II, Part A that support the preparation, training and support of principals
  • Advocate for professional development and mentoring programs that strengthen principals' knowledge of early childhood education and providing federal funding streams for high-quality early education.
  • Reauthorize the Higher Education Act to improve principal recruitment, preparation and retention, and include provisions to boost clinical-oriented preparation to help principals better meet the day-to-day challenges in schools.
NAESP Member Legislative Priorities