Background on Early Childhood Education

Research has proven that quality preschool programs can raise student achievement. NSBA partners with national education associations to promote early childhood education.

NSBA's Position on Early Childhood Education

NSBA advocates for federal grants to support high-quality preschool education for three- and four-year-olds.

Background on Federal Funding

NSBA supports full federal funding for key education programs with proven results, such as Title I and IDEA, which have supported millions of students for decades.

NSBA's Actions in Support of Federal Funding

Read about NSBA’s actions regarding federal funding for education: letters to Congress and federal agencies, recommendations, policy statements, and grassroots calls to action.

NSBA's Position on Federal Funding

NSBA supports increasing federal funding for existing education programs before considering funding new programs that have not yet demonstrated positive results.

Our Actions

NSBA Actions in Support of ESEA Reauthorization

NSBA supports the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). Find out more about NSBA’s letters to Congress and federal agencies, as well as comments, statements, grassroots calls to actions, and other activities.

Background on ESSA

The Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) is the main federal education law outlining requirements for U.S. public schools.

Academic Standards

NSBA supports state-led development and voluntary adoption of common academic standards that ensure U.S. public school students are prepared for college and careers.

School Vouchers

NSBA opposes private school vouchers and tuition tax credits because they divert funding from public schools. NSBA supports efforts to use federal funding to improve public schools.

Charter Schools

NSBA supports charter schools authorized by local school boards. Learn more about charter schools and how local school boards can influence policy.


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