Federal Issues | Michigan Association of Superintendents & Administrators

While a great deal of our time is spent focusing on state policy, MASA does closely follow meaningful developments in education policy at the national level.  The Government Relations staff at MASA work closely with our national counterparts at the American Association of School Administrators (AASA) to monitor federal legislation and developments within the U.S. Department of Education.

The resources below have been compiled to keep you informed about federal issues.

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  • February 18, 2020 February 18, 2020
    Trump Administration launches school safety website aimed at making public schools safer.
    Sasha Pudelski
  • February 14, 2020 February 14, 2020
    PowerPoints of Policy and Advocacy Sessions at NCE We are thrilled to have such a great turnout at our policy and advocacy sessions at NCE and know many folks who visited with us (as well as supts who couldn't stop by) are eager for copies of our PowerPoint presentations, so here they are: Federal Adv
    Sasha Pudelski
  • February 12, 2020(1) February 12, 2020
    Analysis of FY 21 Presidential Budget.
    Chris Rogers
  • February 12, 2020 February 12, 2020
    Final Comments on EPA Lead and Copper Rule
    Chris Rogers
  • February 6, 2020 February 7, 2020
    Schools Should Be Included in House Dems Infrastructure Package During the last few weeks, House Democrats have signaled a renewed interest in moving a major infrastructure package to the floor. In late January, Democrat leaders unveiled a new $760 billion infrastructure framework that focused on rebuildi
    Sasha Pudelski
  • February 5, 2020 February 6, 2020
    NCE is 1 Week Away- Check Out the Policy Sessions If you're joining us in sunny San Diego next week we have a great line up of federal policy sessions for you to sink your teeth into.  Looking for the perfect strategy for maximizing your intake of policy issues? Try starting your day off at […]
    Sasha Pudelski
  • February 4, 2020 February 4, 2020
    New Federal Grants Available for SROs and Safety Hardware The STOP School Violence Act of 2018 gave the COPS Office authority to provide awards to improve security at schools and on school grounds through evidence-based school safety programs. Applications for SVPP can be submitted by a state, unit
    Sasha Pudelski
  • January 31, 2020 January 31, 2020
    This is the February edition of the Advocate.
    Chris Rogers
  • January 27, 2020 January 27, 2020
    IDEA funding is up, but federal share is down Although Congress increased funding for special education grants to state (IDEA Part B) by $400 million for fiscal year (FY) 2020, the federal share of the “excess” cost of educating students with disabilities actually fell from 14.3 percent in FY 2019 t
    Sasha Pudelski
  • January 23, 2020(1) January 23, 2020
    AASA Joins Letter of Support for Increased Investments to School Facilities AASA was pleased to sign on to a recent letter to Speaker Pelosi and Majority Leader Hoyer supporting investing in our national infrastructure including local school facilities. AASA is a member of the Rebuild America’s Sch
    Chris Rogers

The NREAC is made up of state and national organizations concerned about educational opportunities for children who live in the rural areas of the United States. The documents from AASA were written to state the need for the organization and state the founding conditions and agreements that were reached by those organizations that participated in that process.

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  • Library of Congress – The Library of Congress is the nation’s oldest federal cultural institution and serves as the research arm of Congress.
    • THOMAS – Run by the Library of Congress, this web site will allow you to search for pieces of legislation by key word, bill number or cosponsor for Congressional sessions dating back to 1989, the 101st Congressional Session.
  • Supreme Court – Official webpage of the U.S. Supreme Court.
  • The White House – Official webpage of the White House. Here is a direct link to the White House Education page.
  • U.S. Department of Education – The official website of the U.S. Department of Education. Here is a direct link to the No Child Left Behind webpage, the most recent reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.
    • This linkwill take you to information for your high school students on the new Federal Student Aid Application.
  • U.S. House of Representatives – Find your member and track legislation.
  • U.S. Senate – Find your Senators and track legislation.

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