No Child Left Behind

ESSA Transition Timetable and FAQ: A Local School Board Primer

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 in favor of restoring local governance and community leadership in public education.

NSBA calls on House leaders to pass Every Student Succeeds Act

The National School Boards Association (NSBA) voiced its support of the "Every Student Succeeds Act," today in a letter to House Speaker Paul D. Ryan and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi.

NSBA Letter to House Leaders Supporting the Every Student Succeeds Act

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."

Executive Director Tom Gentzel on Morning Briefing with Tim Farley - July 29, 2015

On July 29, 2015, NSBA Executive Director Thomas Gentzel discussed NSBA's urging Congress to move to conference on reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act during an interview on Morning Briefing with Tim Farley on Sirius XM's POTUS channel.

NSBA Exec. Dir. Gentzel speaks out on SiriusXM for NCLB rewrite

To keep the momentum going and reinforce that the time is now to reauthorize ESEA (the Elementary and Secondary Education Act), Thomas J. Gentzel, Executive Director, National School Boards Association (NSBA), today spoke out on SiriusXM’s The Morning Briefing with Tim Farley. Gentzel discussed the importance of Congress moving to pass a new education law that affirms local governance, preserves equity, and fixes what is wrong with No Child Left Behind.

NSBA Letter to U.S. Senate Regarding the Every Child Achieves Act

In this letter to U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Democratic Leader Harry Reid, Executive Director Tom Gentzel outlines NSBA's priorities with regards to the Every Child Achieves Act of 2015 (S.1177). The letter was sent prior to the beginning of consideration of the Every Child Achieves Act on the U.S. Senate floor on July 7, 2015.

Senate passes Every Child Achieves Act affirming local governance in public education

In light of the U.S. Senate’s passage of its fix for No Child Left Behind, the National School Boards Association (NSBA) applauds the bipartisan consensus to restore local governance in public education. NSBA has worked closely with senators on both sides of the aisle to ensure that the Every Child Achieves Act (S. 1177) includes provisions to underscore the importance of local governance and community ownership so that our nation’s 90,000 school board members can offer all students a world-class public education.

NSBA Hails Senate Passage of Every Child Achieves Act Affirming Local Governance in Public Education

Alexandria, Va. (July 16, 2015) --  In light of the U.S. Senate’s passage of its fix for No Child Left Behind, the National School Boards Association (NSBA) applauds the bipartisan consensus to restore local governance in public education. NSBA has worked closely with senators on both sides of the aisle to ensure that the Every Child Achieves Act (S. 1177) includes provisions to underscore the importance of local governance and community ownership so that our nation’s 90,000 school board members can offer all students a world-class public education.

Senate school choice amendment fails as ESEA reauthorization continues

As the rewrite of No Child Left Behind progresses, the National School Boards Association (NSBA) continues to strongly oppose authorizing the use of federal dollars for private education. On behalf of the nation’s 90,000 school board members, NSBA recently announced a call to action against adoption of any amendments that would support private vouchers, tuition tax credits, or expand existing voucher programs. 

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