Members of Congress return to their hometowns to meet with constituents locally and on September 8 they return to Washington, D.C. As a public education advocate, you can help to influence their decisions and votes on legislation affecting your local public schools by reaching out to your members of Congress. They will be especially interested in your concerns as this is an election year for the entire U.S. House of Representatives and one third of the Senate. Read the latest on federal
NSBA Advises USDA on Proposed Strike Force for Targeted Technical Assistance on Child Nutrition The U.S. Department of Agriculture is proposing a Schools Strike Force to help identify schools that are having challenges implementing the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act (PL 111 – 296), and to deliver tailored, school-specific technical assistance. While NSBA applauds this effort, it is woefully insufficient to fully address the difficulties in complying with the child nutrition law. NSBA’s recommen
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.