A new addition to AASA’s active lobbying portfolio is the Environmental Protection Agency and other facility-related issues. One recent issue regards fluorescent light ballasts containing Polychlorinated Biphenyls. This is a carcinogenic chemical that was used until 1979 as a fire retardant in light ballasts and has mostly been removed through routine maintenance and upgrades. Read more »


This is an exciting time for advocates of career and technical education. Right on the heels of the passage of the Every Student Succeeds Act, both the U.S. House and Senate have begun drafting a new version of the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act, yet another federal education law ripe for a rewrite. Read more »