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NSBA Letter to U.S. Senate Regarding the Every Child Achieves Act

In this letter to U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Democratic Leader Harry Reid, Executive Director Tom Gentzel outlines NSBA's priorities with regards to the Every Child Achieves Act of 2015 (S.1177). The letter was sent prior to the beginning of consideration of the Every Child Achieves Act on the U.S. Senate floor on July 7, 2015. 

NSBA advocates for local governance in proposed regs. for teacher prep. programs

Proposed accountability rules for teacher preparation programs could have significant impact on local school districts. The National School Boards Association (NSBA) calls for local governance and flexibility for school districts, which prepare and employ millions of teachers.

NSBA has called on U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan to include local governance and flexibility for school districts in proposed federal teacher preparation accountability requirements.

NSBA Urges the U.S. Supreme Court to Require a Notice-and-Comment Period Before Federal Agencies Change Significant Interpretive Rules

Alexandria, Va. (Oct.17, 2014) — The National School Boards Association (NSBA) joined a “friend of the court” (amicus) brief filed by the State and Local Legal Center (SLLC) and multiple signatories that asks the High Court to affirm the District of Columbia Circuit’s holding in the case of Perez v. Mortgage Bankers Association. At issue is whether state and local governments should be notified and allowed to comment before federal agencies change interpretations of their own regulations.

NSBA speaks out on federal rule making in Perez v. Mortgage Bankers Association

The National School Boards Association (NSBA) joined a “friend of the court” (amicus) brief filed by the State and Local Legal Center (SLLC) and multiple signatories that asks the High Court to affirm the District of Columbia Circuit’s holding in the case of Perez v.

NSBA participates in congressional briefing on school nutrition

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NSBA's Lucy Gettman addresses a congressional briefing on the business of school nutrition

Lucy Gettman, NSBA’s Director of Federal Programs, spoke to a packed room at a congressional briefing on the business of school nutrition in Washington, on Oct. 15. Gettman joined a panel that included representatives from the School Nutrition Association as well as state and local school nutrition officials.

School boards praise legislation to fully fund IDEA

The National School Boards Association joined 12 other national education organizations who promote full funding of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) in a letter of strong support to the legislation’s sponsor. Sen.

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