Advocacy

NSBA Applauds Next Step Toward Modernized ESEA

Alexandria, Va. (November 17, 2015) - In another step toward a modernized education bill, the U.S. House of Representatives today named conferees for the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) Conference Committee.

Senate action to appoint conferees is expected soon.  John Kline (R-Minn.) Chairman of the House Education and the Workforce Committee officially announced the first conference meeting will take place Wednesday, November 18, at 2:30 p.m.

On the Hill: Grassroots Change

Presidential politics, equity, and insider insights are all on the agenda for January's Advocacy Institute

Matthew Spencer

It’s that time of year. time to start planning for the holidays? Well, yes, but here at NSBA, we are busy putting together the Advocacy Institute, a federal advocacy meeting in Washington, D.C., in January.

The meeting has some new features this year, including a chance for board members and others to meet and discuss one the biggest issues in education right now: equity.

2016 Advocacy Institute Registration Form

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

NSBA Equity Symposium

This one-day symposium will provide a forum for school board members, educators, and other stakeholders (such as public school advocates, community leaders, etc.) to examine and discuss strategies, current trends, research, and best practices that are positively impacting the educational outcomes of academically and economically disadvantaged students in traditional K-12 public settings. Read more

Equity Symposium

2019 Equity Symposium
January 26

Washington Hilton
Washington, D.C.

Register now

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. 

NSBA Applauds Senate Vote on School Choice Amendment as ESEA Reauthorization Continues

Alexandria, Va. (July 14, 2015) - 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. 

2017 State of the Association Report

Working with and through our state associations, NSBA advocates for equity and excellence in public education through school board leadership. We believe education is a civil right necessary to the dignity and freedom of the American people, and all children should have equal access to an education that maximizes his or her individual potential.
 

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