Advocacy

NSBA’s Actions in Support of IDEA

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Montgomery County Public Schools/Bill Mills: www.mcps.org

NSBA Supports Reauthorizing the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)

NSBA supports reauthorizing the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) as part of our overall goal of improving education outcomes and accountability for all students. Find out more about NSBA’s letters to Congress, comments, statements, grassroots calls to actions, and other activities.

Federal Legislative Actions

June 14, 2017: NSBA and Coalition advocate for the full funding of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.

March 24, 2017: NSBA and Coalition Urge House and Senate Appropriations Committees to prioritize IDEA investments

March 7, 2017: Coalition Letter to House Energy and Commerce Committee urging members to Save Medicaid in Schools

March 10, 2016: Coalition Letter to U.S. House and Senate Appropriations Committee on IDEA
Coalition Letter to U.S. House and Senate Appropriations Committee to urge a significant increase in funding for IDEA in the FY2017 LHHS-Education appropriation over FY2016 levels.

March 27, 2015: IDEA Full Funding Coalition Letter to the Senate and House
A coalition of education organizations dedicated to advocating for the full funding of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) submitted this letter to both the Senate and House Subcommittees on Labor, HHS and Education Appropriations.

September 30, 2013: NSBA Comments on Proposed Amendments of Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act
NSBA comments on proposed amendments to the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) regarding the academic achievement of students with disabilities.

July 25, 2012: NSBA's Letter to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo
NSBA urges New York Governor Cuomo to veto a bill that would amend state law regarding appropriate special education placement determinations.

July 12, 2012: NSBA's Statement for the Record: Beyond Seclusion and Restraint
NSBA comments on proposed legislation, Keeping All Students Safe Act (S. 2020), regarding the appropriate use of seclusion and restraints for all students.

May 21, 2012: NSBA's Letter to Rep. Jim Moran re. HR 5195, the Autism Understanding and Training in School Methodologies for Educators (AUTISM) Act of 2012
NSBA supports HR 5195 as an affirmative step in recognizing the professional development needs of teachers and paraprofessionals working with students with autism spectrum disorder, especially those from highly transient families.

Federal Agency Actions

July 28, 2014: NSBA Comments on Disproportionality/Federal Data Collection
NSBA offers rationale as to why data collection on disproportionality could be problematic.

Grassroots Calls to Actions and Resources

Learn about NSBA’s grassroots resources.

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