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Early Childhood Education

Learn more about high-quality preschool education programs and why NSBA supports federal funding for them.

Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)

Federal Funding

NSBA supports restoring federal investments in education to their pre-sequestration levels, especially for key programs such as Title I and IDEA.

Local School Board Governance and Flexibility

Our NSBA bill would enhance local school board authority while ensuring that the U.S. Department of Education does not overstep its authority.

C.L. V. Scarsdale Union Free Sch. Dist. (2d Cir.)

IDEA: Whether courts must consider IDEA's least restrictive environment requirement when determining if a parent's unilateral placement of their child in private school is appropriate for purposes of granting tuition reimbursement under IDEA. Filed March 15, 2013.

Lance v. Lewisville Independent School District (5th Cir.)

Section 504 of Rehabilitation Act of 1973: Recovery of damages - intentional discrimination - deliberate indifference standard - exhaustion of administrative remedies requirerment. Filed July 26, 2013.

Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action (U.S. Sup. Ct. - Merits Brief)

Equity & Discrimination: Fourteenth Amendment - Whether a state violates the Equal Protection Clause by amending its constitution to prohibit race and sex-based discrimination or preferential treatment in public-university admissions decisions. Filed August 30, 2013.

Easton Area School District v. B.H. (U.S. Sup. Ct. - Petition Brief)

Student Rights: First Amendment - Did school district violate students' free speech rights banning the wearing of cancer awareness bracelets, containing the caption "I [heart] boobies," in school. Filed January 6, 2014.

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