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NSBA’s Actions Regarding the Common Core State Standards

Read about NSBA’s actions regarding Common Core: Congressional testimony, policy statements, and grassroots calls to action.

How to Contact Your Members of Congress

Learn how to contact your Member of Congress so you can be effective in influencing legislators' views.

Background on the Common Core State Standards

The Common Core State Standards set forth academic standards for English language arts and mathematics and reflect knowledge and skills students need to succeed in college and career.

NSBA’s Position on National Academic Standards

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

National School Boards Action Center (NSBAC)

The National School Boards Action Center (NSBAC) enables local school boards and the public to be more active in moving legislation forward and impacting federal regulations on behalf of America’s students.

NSBA's Actions in Support of ESSA

Read about NSBA’s actions in support of ESEA reauthorization: letters to Congress and federal agencies, comments, and grassroots calls to action.

Background on Charter Schools

Charter schools are public schools that may be exempt from certain regulations depending on state law, resulting in varying accountability requirements.

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.

NSBA’s Actions in Support of IDEA

Read about NSBA’s actions in support of reauthorizing IDEA: letters to Congress and federal agencies, comments, and grassroots calls to action.

Background on Special Education and IDEA

Learn more about current and proposed legislation on special education for students with disabilities.

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