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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

AI, Cyber Security, & E-Rate

November 6, 2023

November 6, 2023 Federal policy conversations may seem to be gridlocked-hello, annual appropriations work and the recent three-week endeavor to get a Speaker of the House. That doesn’t mean it’s a full ground stop, though, especially as it relates to education technology and connectivity. We want to use this month’s The Advocate to provide a…

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Education Service Agencies and Health Services: Dynamic Changes in a Post COVID World

October 3, 2023

Back to Blog By Dr. Amber Loubiere Education Service Agencies (ESAs) across the nation are reevaluating how Health and Wellness Services will operate in a post-COVID world. Recent studies indicate that school closures, social isolation, quarantine, and other circumstances students endured throughout the COVID-19 pandemic have adversely impacted children and youth in many ways (Ashwin,…

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Forward Progress on ARP Liquidations

September 26, 2023

The United States Department of Education released a letter to States advising them that they would begin the process of allowing States to apply for late liquidation funds this fall. This is a terrific development as AESA and AASA have been pushing Congress and the Administration to begin the ARP liquidation process as early as…

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CALL TO ACTION: FY24 Appropriations

September 26, 2023

In the ultimate game of ‘will they or won’t they’, we once again find ourselves with a Congress that is unable to reliably complete its only constitutionally required task: funding the government. The Federal fiscal year 2024 (FY24) runs from October 1, 2023, through September 30, 2024, and represents-largely -federal dollars that will be in…

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