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.

United States Senate

Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-MI

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Sen. Gary Peters, D-MI

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United States House of Representatives

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  • February 14, 2019 February 14, 2019
     FY19 Appropriations: Is the end in sight? Will Congress and the President avoid another shutdown?  
    Noelle Ellerson
  • February 13, 2019 February 13, 2019
    FINAL Details for NCE Fun Run with November Project Los Angeles
    Noelle Ellerson
  • February 12, 2019 February 12, 2019
    All the Policy & Advocacy Fun at NCE19!
    Noelle Ellerson
  • January 26, 2019(2) January 26, 2019
    Introducing Public Education Policy (PEP) Talk, the AASA Advocacy Podcast!
    Noelle Ellerson
  • January 26, 2019(1) January 26, 2019
     USED Releases Non-Binding Guidance on Supplement, Not Supplant Provision in ESSA Title I  
    Noelle Ellerson
  • January 26, 2019 January 26, 2019
    Join Us for a Fun Run at NCE! See You in LA!
    Noelle Ellerson
  • January 25, 2019 January 26, 2019
    The federal shutdown is, well, shut down. For now.
    Noelle Ellerson
  • January 23, 2019 January 23, 2019
    AASA Joins 7 National Organizations in Letter to Urge Senate to Fund School Meals Programs
    Noelle Ellerson
  • January 18, 2019 January 18, 2019
    Call-to-action: Weigh in on proposed Title IX Regulations The DeVos Administration has proposed some significant changes to how school districts respond to and investigate allegations of student sexual misconduct under Title IX. These changes include:  Allowing districts to ignore sexual harass
    Sasha Pudelski
  • January 17, 2019 January 17, 2019
    AASA Launches ‘Superintendent Spotlight’  
    Noelle Ellerson

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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