NSBA's Position

OCR June 2015 Response to NSBA's March 2015 Letter RE: OCR's November 2014 "Dear Colleague Letter" Title II "effective communication" Regulatory Guidance

On June 15, 2015, the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights (OCR) sent a letter to the National School Boards Association’s (NSBA) General Counsel Francisco M. Negrón, Jr. responding to his March 5, 2015 letter to OCR regarding the regulatory guidance it issued in November 2014 on the subject of the Americans with Disabilities Title II "effective communication" regulation. 

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.

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 Urges Approval of FCC Proposal in Support of E-rate Program Modernization

In a press release, the National School Boards Association (NSBA) announced it applauds the efforts of Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Wheeler to infuse $1.5 billion into the E-rate program, and is placing its support on-record in a letter to Chairman Wheeler in advance of a December 11 Open Meeting in which a second FCC Report and Order on modernizing the E-rate program will u

Gentzel to appear on C-SPAN’s “Washington Journal”

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The National School Boards Association's Executive Director Thomas J. Gentzel is scheduled to be on C-SPAN’s “Washington Journal” on Tuesday morning, Sept. 2, 2014 from 7:45-8:30 am EDT to discuss key issues for America's school boards as the school year begins. You can watch it live on C-SPAN, C-SPAN Radio, or on www.cspan.org.

Gentzel will be taking questions. We encourage you call, e-mail, tweet, or post on Facebook your questions for Gentzel.

Call-In Numbers:

Parents:  202-585-3880

Teachers: 202-585-3881

Ridley School District v. M.R.

IDEA:  extending private school tuition reimbursement - stayput placement - resolution special education disputes -collabrative process. Filed July 28, 2014. Certiorari Brief 

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.

NSBA’s Position on National Academic Standards

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

NSBA’s Position on Charter Schools

NSBA supports charter schools when authorized by local school boards. Find out how local schools boards can participate in policy making.

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