NSBA Stands Up For Public Schools in Recommendations to Cabinet Agencies NSBA urged the U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services to maximize local flexibility and control as they implement the new Race to the Top (RTT) – preschool state grant program. In strong comments to the departments NSBA weighed in on how $250 million in new federal funds in the consolidated funding bill for FY 2014 should be spent to build, develop and expand high-quality presch
The Senate’s proposed ESEA bills in the 113th and 112th Congress would change how school districts demonstrate they are allocating a comparable level of resources to Title I and non-Title I schools by requiring them to show that they spend no less at each Title I schools (combined state and local per-pupil expenditures for personnel and non-personnel) than they do at the average non-Title I schools in the district. NSBA conducted a survey with local school board members, district administrators
On December 4, 2012 NSBA Executive Director Thomas J. Gentzel presented Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) with more than 360 local school board resolutions urging Congress to stop sequestration (pictured above). Gentzel thanked Senator Murray for her efforts and stated the deep concern of local school boards regarding sequestration. Senator Murray, co-chaired the Joint Committee on Deficit Reduction (also known as the Supercommittee) and is a strong supporter of education and a former school board mem
On November 6, voters in 38 states considered 188 ballot measures, some of which directly or indirectly affect public education. The following chart is a roundup of those initiatives that presented key issues for state associations and school boards. 2012 Ballot Results
NSBAC has developed a number of materials that can be helpful for school board members and other education advocates to use throughout their advocacy efforts during the 113th Congress. Making Education a Major Priority: An Election Year Message to President Obama – NSBAC shares the seven key areas for federal attention over the next four years and details three key principles to guide a successful role in K-12 education in this election year message to President Obama. NSBAC’s Ask Your Loc
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.