NSBA: Do Not Force Washington State Schools to Send School Failure Letters Under NCLB In our continuing efforts to support the Washington State School Directors Association (WSSDA), the National School Boards Association (NSBA) sent a letter on July 17 urging the U.S. Department of Education to exempt Washington’s education agency from the 14-day requirement to issue letters informing parents of school choice options for schools deemed “failing” under the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB). The NS
Please contact your U.S. Representative and urge a NO vote on H.R. 10, Success and Opportunity through Quality Charter Schools Act. The Capitol Hill switchboard number is (202) 224-3121. Debate is scheduled in the House for the evening of Thursday, May 8 and votes are expected on Friday, May 9. NSBAC opposes H.R. 10 due to concerns regarding accountability and transparency, the bill’s proposed authorization of funding, and proposed assistance for charter school facilities. More Information… •
NSBA urges the House to vote “no” to HR.10 the Success and Opportunity through Quality Charter Schools Act in this letter, which highlights several concerns regarding funding, accountability and aid for facilities. NSBA supports charter schools provided they are authorized by the school boards in the communities where they are located. With only about one in five charter schools outperforms traditional public schools, the $300 million proposed in the bill creates grave concern amid such an aust
The National School Boards Action Center in coordination with the National School Boards Association advocates at the federal and national levels for the advancement of public education, local school board leadership, and excellence and equity in our nation’s public schools.