Federal Legislative Resources

IDEA Coalition Dear Colleague Letter: Jan. 24, 2014

NSBA joins a coalition of education associations to urge U.S. Representatives ask the President to increase funding for IDEA in his FY 2015 budget proposal.

Issue Brief: Academic Standards

NSBA supports high academic standards, including Common Core standards, that are voluntarily adopted by states with local school board input and free from federal direction, federal mandates, funding conditions or coercion. Local school boards are responsible for the implementation of any new academic standards such as common core standards, which include locally approved instruction and materials in a manner that reflects community needs.

How a Bill Becomes Law

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View the Steps to Learn How a Bill Becomes a Law

The following outlines the path that legislation follows on its way to becoming law:

How to Contact the Media

Review our media strategies to learn how to contact the media, write effective letters to the editors, and meet with editorial boards.

How to Contact Your Members of Congress

Learn how to contact your Member of Congress so you can be effective in influencing legislators' views.

NSBA's Actions in Support of Child Nutrition in Schools

NSBA advocates for federal funding for child nutrition in schools: letters to Congress and federal agencies, comments, and grassroots calls to action.

NSBA's Actions in Support of Early Childhood Education

Read about NSBA’s actions in support of early childhood education, including Head Start: letters to federal agencies, comments, and grassroots calls to action.

NSBA's Actions in Support of Federal Funding

Read about NSBA’s actions regarding federal funding for education: letters to Congress and federal agencies, recommendations, policy statements, and grassroots calls to action.

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