Education Reform

School Choice-What the Research Says, a New Resource from the Center for Public Education

Alexandria, Va. (October 28, 2015) - NSBA's Center for Public Education (CPE) looks at the various forms of school choice, and drawing upon relevant research and statistics, the effects each has on student achievement. CPE finds that that while many schools of choice do an exemplary job, “the results aren’t universally better than those produced by traditional public schools.”

“America’s public schoolchildren are dependent on us, policymakers and the public, to make informed decisions that will lead to improved outcomes,” said Thomas J. Gentzel, Executive Director, National School Boards Association. “CPE shines a spotlight on education options in its study, finding that not all choices are equal.”

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. On behalf of students with disabilities, teachers, specialized instructional support professionals, parents, administrators, and school boards, the letter urges the subcommittees to provide increased funding for IDEA within the FY2016 LHHS‐Education appropriation.

NSBA voices opposition to vouchers and tuition tax credits in letter to Senators

The National School Boards Association signed onto a letter penned by the National Coalition for Public Education (NCPE), to all members of the senate, expressing strong opposition to any amendments to the Fiscal 2016 Senate Budget Resolution (S. Con Res. 11) that would support the creation of a private school voucher or tuition tax credit program.

NSBA’s Actions Regarding the Common Core State Standards

Read about NSBA’s actions regarding Common Core: Congressional testimony, policy statements, and grassroots calls to action.

NSBA’s Position on National Academic Standards

NSBA strongly urges Congress to provide maximum authority and flexibility to the states regarding academic standards.

Academic Standards

NSBA supports state-led development and voluntary adoption of common academic standards that ensure U.S. public school students are prepared for college and careers.

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