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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  • AASA Releases 2020-21 Superintendent Salary Study February 23, 2021
    AASA Releases 2020-21 Superintendent Salary Study Today, Feb. 23, 2021, AASA released its 2020-21 Superintendent Salary & Benefits Study , which serves as the ninth annual edition of the superintendent salary series. This year's report is based on more than 1,500 responses and offers readers the la
    Chris Rogers
  • AASA and 18 other National Education Groups Urge Passage of FY21 Budget Reconciliation Package February 23, 2021
    AASA and18 other National Education Groups Urge Passage of FY21 Budget Reconciliation Package Earlier today, 19 national education groups sent a joint letter to Congressional leadership expressing their support for the American Rescue Plan that would appropriate $128 billion in new, flexible fun
    Jasmine Byrd
  • AASA’s 2021 Legislative Agenda is Finalized February 22, 2021
    AASA’s 2021 Legislative Agenda is Finalized On February 17th AASA’s Governing Board voted to approve the 2020 Legislative Agenda. You can access it here .
    Chris Rogers
  • AASA Statement to Guidance Released by the CDC and Ed. Dept. on Reopening Schools February 12, 2021
    CDC Guidance
    Chris Rogers
  • OCRE Federal Rural Education Summit February 11, 2021
    OCRE Federal Rural Education Summit   As part of our commitment to supporting rural education, Organizations Concerned About Rural Education is hosting its first virtual Federal Rural Education Policy Summit for Capitol Hill on Wednesday, February 24th. During this half-day virtual event, Hill Staff
    Chris Rogers
  • Detailed Explanation of the K-12 Funding Request in the American Rescue Plan February 5, 2021
    Detailed Explanation of the K-12 Funding Request in the American Rescue Plan On February 5, 2021, the Biden Administration released additional information on the President's latest $1.9 trillion COVID-19 economic relief proposal dubbed a Detailed Explanation of the K-12 Funding Request in the American Re
    Chris Rogers
  • AASA Advocacy Pre and Day-of NCE Events February 4, 2021
    AASA advocacy team's schedule of activities for pre and day-of NCE.
    Chris Rogers
  • Budget Analysis: Fully Fund IDEA 2021 February 3, 2021
    Latest figures on the federal share of funding for IDEA and other special education-related services.
    Chris Rogers
  • Updated P-EBT Implementation Guidance for States February 1, 2021
    Updated P-EBT Implementation Guidance for States
    Chris Rogers
  • The Advocate: February 2021 February 1, 2021
    The Advocate: February 2021 February is usually a time when we look forward to seeing superintendents from across the country gathering together somewhere warm or fun (or both) and chatting about the politics of Washington, the politics of their hometowns and learning together from great leaders and i
    Jasmine Byrd

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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