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Member Newsletter: Online News

AESA’s weekly newsletter, Online News, is full of important updates, articles, and features. It is intended to connect members with information about what is happening at the federal level, provide AESA event information, and share news important to ESAs.

Want to receive the Online News? If you are an AESA member and you would like access to our member e-newsletter, please email your name, organization name, and title to AESA Program Assistant Beth Kabes at bkabes@aesa.us.

Online News Past Issues

May 21, 2024: Small Staff Network Meeting; Annual Conference Registration; Perspectives Article; National Award Nominations; Federal Advocacy Update; Professional Learning Opportunities; and More!

May 14, 2024: Annual Conference Registration Open; National Award Program Applications; Speak Up! GenAI Survey; Federal Advocacy Update; Members In The News; Summer Professional Learning; and More!

May 7, 2024: National Award Program Applications; Federal Advocacy Updates; DOE Applications for Comprehensive Centers Program; Members In the News; and More!

April 30, 2024: Annual Conference STD; Job Central; Members in the News; AWS Readiness Assessment; AESA Summer Events; and More!

April 30, 2024Annual Conference STD; Job Central; Members in the News; AWS Readiness Assessment; AESA Summer Events; and More!

April 23, 2024: Reading Leaders Book Club; Job Central; Public Interest Privacy Center Webinar Series; Member Updates; Federal Advocacy and Legislative Updates; and More!

April 16, 2024: Summer Leadership Pre-Conference; Small ESAs Network Meeting: Executive Council; Member Updates; Federal Advocacy and Legislative Updates; and More!

April 9, 2024: Executives In Residence Applications; Cybersecurity In Schools; AESA Foundation Tributes; Federal Advocacy and Legislative Updates; and More!

April 2, 2024: AESA Executive Search; AESA Annual Conference Session Proposals; National ESA Leadership Academy; Federal and State Legislative Updates; ESA in the News; and More!

March 26, 2024: Executives In Residence Applications; AESA Annual Conference Session Proposals; ESA Leadership Academy Applications; Legislative Updates; Members In the News; and More!

March 19, 2024: Executives In Residence Applications; Job Central Service; Legislative Updates; Members In the News; and More!

March 12, 2024: FAFSA Hurdle; AESA Opportunities; Ed-Fi Alliance Technical Advisory; and More!

March 5, 2024: Project Tomorrow Survey; Member News; K12 Cybersecurity Pilot; Legislative Update; and More!

February 27, 2024: Iowa AEA Commentary; Legislative Update; National Ed Tech Plan Survey; and More!

February 20, 2024: E-Rate Update; Legislative Update; Professional Learning Opportunities; and More!

February 13, 2024: AESA Executive Search Service; Member News Roundup; Legislative Update; and More!

February 6, 2024: Business Strategy and Development Workshops; Small ESA Staff Network; ESAs in the News; State Advocacy Training Webinar; and More!

January 30, 2024: Jerry Maze retirement; Value of Student Data with EdFi; ESAs in the News; Legislative Update; USED National Technology Plans; Business Partner News; and More!

January 23, 2024: New Executive Council members; News Roundup; State Level Advocacy Event; Legislative Update; Federal Advocacy Committe Meeting; USAC E-Rate Update; and More!

January 16, 2024: School News Roundup; Legislative Updates; State Advocacy Training; Program Evaluation Network Spotlight; Upcoming Events; and More!

January 9, 2024: Introduction to Foundation Coordinator; Members in the News; Legislative Update; Federal Advocacy Committee; Reading Leaders Club; and More!

January 2, 2024: Members In The News; Legislative Update; News To Know; Upcoming AESA Events; and More!

Online News Archives

Recent Updates

Overview: President Biden’s FY 2025 Budget  

March 19, 2024

AESA and AASA are working NCAN and will continue to keep you abreast of news, updates, and resources that can help to make this FAFSA cycle run smoother. Although the new FAFSA means expanded Pell Grant eligibility and increased Pell Grant awards for many students, the class of 2024 still faces significant challenges this spring to get back to the levels of FAFSA completion previous classes have achieved.

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FAFSA Submissions Are Down 40+%; How to Find Your Schools’ Data 

March 11, 2024

AESA and AASA are working NCAN and will continue to keep you abreast of news, updates, and resources that can help to make this FAFSA cycle run smoother. Although the new FAFSA means expanded Pell Grant eligibility and increased Pell Grant awards for many students, the class of 2024 still faces significant challenges this spring to get back to the levels of FAFSA completion previous classes have achieved.

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Legislative Update: Section 504 Updates Released

February 27, 2024

Four new resources address common medical conditions that can be disabilities for purposes of Section 504: asthma, diabetes, food allergies and GERD.

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Legislative Update

February 19, 2024

An update from the Committee For Education Funding plus a guest blog with resources to help navigate the new FAFSA application process.

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