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Federal Advocacy Resources
February 10, 2016

The National School Boards Association issued a letter to the U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Education and the Workforce in advance of the February 10, “Next Steps for K-12 Education: Implementing the Promise to Restore State and Local Control” Hearing.

Federal Advocacy Resources
February 10, 2016

The National School Boards Association joins the State and Local ESSA Implementation Network. The Network sent a letter to the Acting Secretary of Education John B. King, Jr.

Federal Advocacy Resources
February 3, 2016

The National School Boards Association issued a letter to the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Education and the Workforce in advance of the February 3, “Expanding Educational Opportunity through School Choice” Hearing.

Federal Advocacy Resources
January 29, 2016

Increasing the federal share of funding for special education is paramount, and should be addressed before considering future funding for newly created programs that may not have proven results for program effectiveness.  Specifically, funding for competitive grant programs should be weighe

Federal Advocacy Resources
January 29, 2016

NSBA urges full funding of the federal share of investments in IDEA, along with provisions to improve efficiency and effectiveness of the program for both students and schools.

Federal Advocacy Resources
January 1, 2016

Since 2010, when the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) published Connecting America: the National Broadband Plan, NSBA has worked closely with the agency and Congress to move toward universal broadband access to improve academic achievement.

Federal Advocacy Resources
December 2, 2015

This document contains a brief, tailored overview of The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) — the 114th Congress’s effort to update the antiquated NCLB — for school board members with key information (e.g., effective date of existing waiver terminations) about how Congress has overhauled the law i

Federal Advocacy Resources
December 1, 2015

In this letter, sent on December 1, 2015 to Paul D. Ryan, Speaker of the U.S House of Representatives and Nancy Pelosi, House Democratic Minority Leader, Executive Director Tom Gentzel outlines NSBA's support for the "Every Student Succeeds Act."

Federal Advocacy Resources
November 3, 2015

NSBA and 54 other organizations, as part of the National Coalition for Public Education, wrote this letter to the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs to voice opposition to reauthorization of the District of Columbia private school voucher program.

Federal Advocacy Resources
October 20, 2015

NSBA and 55 other organizations, as part of the National Coalition for Public Education, wrote this letter to the U.S. House of Representatives to voice opposition to H.R. 10, the reauthorization of the District of Columbia private school voucher program.

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