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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  • April 15, 2019(1) April 15, 2019
    Rural Matters Podcast: Rural Healthcare
    Noelle Ellerson
  • April 15, 2019 April 15, 2019
    New PEP Talk Episode: Education Superhighway's Evan Marwell
    Noelle Ellerson
  • April 9, 2019 April 9, 2019
    Contact Info for USED Office of State and Grantee Relations
    Noelle Ellerson
  • April 5, 2019 April 5, 2019
    AASA Proud to Partner on Policymaker's Guide to Student Privacy
    Noelle Ellerson
  • April 2 ,2019 April 4, 2019
    AASA Joins NSBA And Others In Amicus Brief For SCOTUS Case On Immigration Question In Census
    Noelle Ellerson
  • April 2, 2019(1) April 2, 2019
    PEP Talk Podcast Featuring NAFIS' Leslie Finnan
    Noelle Ellerson
  • April 2, 2019 April 2, 2019
    AASA Signs Coalition Letter Urging Higher Allocation for LHHS-Education Appropriations Bills
    Noelle Ellerson
  • March 27, 2019(1) March 27, 2019
    AASA Joins Education, Privacy, Disability Rights, and Civil Rights Groups to Release Principles  For School Safety, Privacy, and Equity
    Noelle Ellerson
  • March 27, 2019 March 27, 2019
    AASA Opposes Senate FY20 Budget Proposal
    Noelle Ellerson
  • March 26, 2019 March 26, 2019
    AASA Chairs IDEA Funding Coalition, Leads 25 Orgs in Effort to Introduce Bipartisan IDEA Full Funding Bill
    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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