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NSBA, AASA joint statement on ESSA implementation process

In response to the U.S. Department of Education’s new guide for states to use in the development of their education plans as required under ESSA, NSBA Executive Director & CEO Thomas J. Gentzel and AASA Executive Director Daniel A. Domenech released the following joint statement:

NSBA, AASA Joint Statement on the ESSA Implementation Process

Alexandria, Va., (March 14, 2017) - NSBA Executive Director & CEO Thomas J. Gentzel and AASA Executive Director Daniel A. Domenech released the following joint statement in response to the U.S. Department of Education’s new guide for states to use in the development of their education plans as required under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA):

Issue Brief: Every Student Succeeds Act

Since the enactment of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) on December 10, 2015, the U.S. Department of Education has focused on implementation, which includes a broad range of both formal regulatory actions and non-regulatory guidance.

As of December 20, 2016, the U.S. Department of Education (ED) has issued final regulations for assessments and accountability, both of which are set to become fully effective in January 2017.

U.S. Department of Education releases final accountability & state plans regulations

The U.S. Department posted final regulations on the implementation of accountability, data reporting, and state plan provisions of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) to the federal register today. The Department is expected to release guidance on the regulations within the next several weeks and host a series of webinars beginning in January 2017.

NSBA Statement to the Trump Administration and Congress

November 9, 2016 - We, as a nation, must invest in public education to ensure every child has an opportunity to realize their potential. The National School Boards Association (NSBA) and the more than 90,000 school board members hope the new administration and new Congress will make it a priority.

NSBA issues comments on U.S. Dept. of Ed Proposed SNS rule

In response to the U.S. Department of Education’s notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Title I – Improving the Academic Achievement of the Disadvantaged – Supplement not Supplant, NSBA issued comments expressing its support for local governance and commitment to the education of over 50 million students nationwide, and detailing specific areas of concern regarding the rule.

NSBA Statement on U.S. Dept. of Education Proposed SNS Rule

November 2, 2016 - The National School Boards Association (NSBA) today issued comments in response to the U.S. Department of Education’s notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Title I – Improving the Academic Achievement of the Disadvantaged – Supplement not Supplant. NSBA expressed its support for local governance and commitment to the education of over 50 million students nationwide, and detailed specific areas of concern regarding the rule.

NSBA Statement Regarding Federal Investments for Our Students and Communities

Statement on
Federal Investments for Our Students and Communities
by
Thomas J. Gentzel, Executive Director and CEO
National School Boards Association

Alexandria, Va. (Septemer 28, 2016) -- The National School Boards Association today issued a statement regarding federal investments for our nation's public school students, urging Congress to approve a Continuing Resolution (CR) that maintains the federal commitment to our students’ success and supports the goals of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). Approval of a short-term funding measure is necessary to ensure continuity and stability until a final appropriations measure is enacted.

NSBA Issue Brief: Education Technology at School and at Home

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. In the last year, three major developments began to change the landscape: modernization initiatives at the FCC for the E-rate and Lifeline programs, and passage of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).

NSBA Asks the Department of Ed to Support Local Governance in Accordance with Congressional Intent to Restore State and Local Decision-making Authority in K-12 Education

Alexandria, Va. (September 9, 2016) – Today, the National School Boards Association (NSBA) expressed support for local governance and asked the U.S. Department of Education (the Department) to amend the proposed regulations to remove provisions and requirements that exceed the scope of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) and minimize the emphasis on federal compliance by providing an opportunity for state leaders and local school board members to focus on the academic success of students. The Department also should delete provisions in proposed rules that are unnecessary, outside the scope of ESSA, and establish regulatory requirements that effectively limit the authority of state leaders and local school board members.

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