NSBA's Actions in Support of Early Childhood Education

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NSBA’s Supports High-Quality Pre-K Education

NSBA supports the Head Start program and high quality, voluntary pre-k education. Find out more about NSBA’s letters to Congress and federal agencies, as well as comments, statements, grassroots calls to actions, and other activities.

Federal Agency Actions

June 19, 2013: NSBA Comments on Race to the Top Early Learning Challenge (RTT-ELC) program
NSBA comments on proposed requirements, definitions, and selection criteria for the 2013 Race to the Top Early Learning Challenge (RTT-ELC) program.

March 16, 2012: NSBA's Letter to Secretary Duncan on Early Learning Stakeholder Meeting on Race to the Top in FY2012
NSBA supports local education agency (LEA) eligibility to apply directly for FY 2012 Race to the Top Early Learning Challenge Funds (RTT-ELC).

July 6, 2011: NSBA Comments on Race to the Top Early Learning Challenge (RTT-ELC) program
NSBA recommends key revisions to the RTT-ELC program.

December 21, 2010: NSBA's Comments on the Department of Health and Human Services’ Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for Establishing a Head Start Designation Renewal System
NSBA comments on the notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) for establishing a Head Start and Early Head Start designation renewal system. 

May 2010: Department of Education's Early Education Blueprint

A proposal for early learning in the ESEA reauthorization, based on the Department of Education's Blueprint, includes NSBA's primary recommendations for Pre-K.

January 25, 2010: NSBA Recommendations to Secretary Duncan
NSBA submits recommendations to Secretary Duncan on early learning and reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.

Grassroots Calls to Actions and Resources

Learn about NSBA’s grassroots resources.

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