Federal Legislative Advocacy

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.

Our Position on Special Education and IDEA

NSBA takes a strategic approach to special education legislation, emphasizing improved outcomes for students with disabilities.

Background on Education Technology and E-Rate

E-Rate, the Schools and Libraries Program of the Universal Service Fund, was first authorized in 1996 to help high-need schools and libraries get Internet access.

NSBA’s Position on Education Technology and E-Rate

NSBA supports E-Rate 2.0 to increase the quality and speed of Internet access in schools and address remaining technology gaps.

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