Federal Legislative Advocacy

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.

Education Technology and E-Rate

NSBA supports federal funding for education technology and E-Rate, the federal program that provides discounts for Internet connectivity for public schools and libraries.

Special Education and IDEA

NSBA supports reauthorizing the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) to further increase the focus on education outcomes of the students and the need for increased federal resources.

Child Nutrition

School nutrition is vital in fostering a healthy learning environment for children to succeed. NSBA supports school districts’ authority to address local needs.

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.

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