October 10, 2023



AESA Educators Call to Action Recap

Last week, AESA members from across the country visited Washington, DC, to advocate for public education. As part of the Educators’ Call to Action Conference, attendees met with their members of Congress to discuss issues important to their regions, including IDEA full funding, student connectivity, and the importance of increased investment in education. Some groups met and had a very busy day with 7 or 8 meetings (looking at you, Washington and Michigan). 


We kicked off day one with the Legislative Breakfast featuring speakers from the Senate, Department of Education, and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)—and it ended with a special appearance from Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel, who shared details about her “Learn Without Limits” Initiative which aims to expand the scope of E-rate and allow Wi-Fi on buses and hotspots that students can check out.


In addition to meetings on Capitol Hill, the conference had a full agenda of learning opportunities where we dug deeper into issues such as the IDEA formula (funding isn’t the only issue); using registered apprenticeships to build the educator workforce, Title IX regulations; cybersecurity, connectivity and student privacy. 

Mark your calendars for the 2024 Educators Call to Action Conference – September 25-27, 2024!  

AESA was thrilled to have FCC Chairperson, Jessica Rosenworcel, attend the Educators' Call to Action Conference in Washington, DC!


AESA Announces Exemplary Service & Innovation For Technological Advancement Award Recipient

AESA presented its 2023 Exemplary Service and Innovation For Technological Advancement Award on Tuesday, October 3. Michael Doughty, Chair of the NYS Regional Information Center Directors and Regional Information Center One (RIC ONE), received the award at the New York State Council of School Superintendents (NYSCOSS), Saratoga Springs, NY.  Congratulations to Michael Doughty!


AESA Events

Conference Early Bird Discount Ends Soon

Join us in California this December! Save $100 on your registration fees for the AESA Annual Conference when you register by October 20.

  • AESA Member: $890 Early Bird ($990 after 10/21/23)
  • Non-Member: $1,220 Early Bird ($1,320 after 10/21/23)

Last Chance to Register!

Take your ESA’s Business Strategy to the Next Level

In this interactive two-day workshop, AESA brings you the tools to help your team with its business strategy, by exploring experimentation, pricing, and innovation.


October 12 & 13, 2023 | Join us in Milton, PA

Hosted by Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit (CSIU)


AESA Foundation Coordinator

This position is responsible for the planning, development, and implementation of a comprehensive fundraising program that will complement and provide financial support to the AESA.


Application Deadline: Tuesday, October 10


Noteworthy Reads

Districts Who May Be At Risk of Not Spending Their ESSER Funds by the Deadline

Marguerite Roza and her team of researchers have compiled a list of districts that may be at risk of not spending their ESSER funds. You can see the state-by-state breakdown of what she considers to be "high risk" districts.


Budget Deal Averts Education Funding Nightmare

Federal money will continue to flow to state and local school systems — at least for now — after lawmakers in Congress struck a deal late Saturday for a continuing resolution to keep the government open through November 17. President Joe Biden signed the bill into law over the weekend with hours to spare.