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Originally signed into law in 1975, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) is the main federal statute governing special education for children. Today, IDEA protects the rights of over six million students with disabilities (approximately 13.5 percent of students) to receive a Free Appropriate Public Education in the least restrictive environment.

NSBA's Advocacy Institute 2018

NSBA's Advocacy Institute 2018 entitled, "Elected. Engaged. Empowered: Representing the Voice in Public Education," will be held on February 4-6, 2018 at the Marriott Marquis in Washington, D.C.

New President*New Congress*New Challenges - Advocacy Institute 2017

Join us January 29-31 in Washington, D.C. for Advocacy Institute 2017.  Benefit from key insights into Washington’s new education agenda from people who are shaping it, develop your advocacy strategy, attend timely and topical breakout sessions lead by NSBA’s knowledgeable staff and outside experts, and expand your advocacy network with over 600 school board members and school leadership teams from across the country.

Advocacy Institute 2016 Homework

NSBA looks forward to your attendance at the 2016 Advocacy Institute, June 12-14.  To help you prepare for Hill meetings with your members of Congress, their staff or both on Tuesday, June 14, we have prepared materials and this assignment—homework covering issues applicable to your school district. 

Advocate for America's Public Schools at NSBA's Advocacy Institute 2016

Join us January 24 - 26 in Washington, D.C., for an intensive conference highlighting a cross-disciplinary approach to effective school board advocacy. Register now at:

2016 Advocacy Institute Registration Form

Printable registration form for the 2016 Advocacy Institute, being held January 24-26, 2016 in Washington, D.C.


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