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July 24, 2015

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.

Federal Advocacy Resources
July 22, 2015

On July 22, 2015, NSBA and nine other national education organizations sent this letter to House Speaker John Boehner, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, and Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid urging them to proceed to conference with the Elementary and Sec

Federal Advocacy Resources
July 22, 2015

In this letter to House Speaker John Boehner and Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, Executive Director Tom Gentzel outlines NSBA's position on the Student Success Act (H.R. 5) which was introduced on the House floor on July 8, 2015. In the letter, Mr.

Federal Advocacy Resources
July 9, 2015

In this letter to Representative Rodney Davis and Representative Brad Ashford of the House Subcommittee on Nutrition, Executive Director Tom Gentzel voiced NSBA's support for the Healthy School Meals Flexibility Act. NSBA urges Congress to restore local leadership and flexibility to federal

Federal Advocacy Resources
July 6, 2015

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).

Federal Advocacy Resources
June 23, 2015

NSBA Executive Director Thomas J. Gentzel sent this letter to members of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies, prior to the mark-up of the Subcommittee's FY2016 appropriations bill.

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June 16, 2015

NSBA Executive Director Tom Gentzel sent this letter to the Honorable Tom Cole, Chairman, and Rosa DeLauro, Ranking Member, of the Subcommittee on Labor, Health & Human Services, Education and Related Agencies.

Federal Advocacy Resources
June 9, 2015

In this letter to Senator John Hoeven, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Nutrition, Specialty Crops and Agricultural Research, and Senator Angus King, NSBA Executive Director Tom Gentzel voiced NSBA's support for the Healthy School Meals Flexibility Act. NSBA urges Congress to restore local l

Federal Advocacy Resources
June 3, 2015

In this letter to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, NSBA Executive Director Thomas Gentzel commends Chairman Kline and Senior Democratic Member Scott for proposing a bold and comprehensive new look at the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), now over forty ye

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