The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee released its version of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) Reauthorization bill last week. NSBA Advocacy staff has been reviewing the overall bill (1,000+ pages) and your help is needed immediately, as this bill needs more work before it moves forward in the legislative process. Your senator serves on the Senate HELP Committee. Please email your senator or call the Capitol Hill switchboard at (202) 224-3121 ASAP –
Reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act Background The Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), last reauthorized on January 8, 2002 as the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act, is the major federal law supporting K–12 public education in America. Originally enacted in 1965, the law established federal policy and authorized federal funding to assist states and local school districts to improve the academic performance of all students enrolled in public schools regardless o
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.