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

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Sen. Gary Peters, D-MI

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  • August 15, 2019(1) August 15, 2019
    Call to Action: Support Categorical Eligibility Earlier this summer, USDA released a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that would limit states’ability to implement Broad-based Categorical Eligibility for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) – which provides eligible low-income househol
    Chris Rogers
  • August 15, 2019 August 14, 2019
    New Public Charge Regulation Will Impact School District Finances Last December, AASA and many individual superintendents weighed in on a Department of Homeland Security regulation that would change the definition of who is considered a “public charge” for immigration purposes. We argued that the pr
    Sasha Pudelski
  • July 29, 2019 July 30, 2019
    Guest Blog Post: Of Schools, Busing, Integration and Outdated Federal Policy
    Noelle Ellerson
  • July 22, 2019 July 22, 2019
    AASA E-Rate Call to Action: File Comments with the FCC, Protect E-Rate!
    Noelle Ellerson
  • July 9, 2019(1) July 9, 2019
    The Advocate, July 2019
    Noelle Ellerson
  • July 9, 2019 July 9, 2019
    2019 Legislative Advocacy Conference Resources It is our sincere hope that you are enjoying your time at the conference. As promised, here are the slides, handouts and resources we owe you. If  there is anything missing, we will update this blog post accordingly!   Conference Agenda Confer
    Noelle Ellerson
  • July 2, 2019 July 2, 2019
    AASA and AESA File Joint Comments in Response to FCC Petition to Rulemaking
    Noelle Ellerson
  • June 28, 2019(1) June 28, 2019
    Joint Letter Calling For Increased Federal Funding In Teacher Quality Partnership Grants On Wednesday the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE), AASA, and a group of 26 other education organizations issued a letter to Chairman Roy Blunt and Ranking Member Patty Murray of the Se
    Chris Rogers
  • June 28, 2019 June 28, 2019
    Allied Organization Child Nutrition Reauthorization Letter Yesterday, the School Nutrition Association (SNA), the Association of School Business Officials (ASBO), and AASA issued a letter  to the Senate Agriculture and House ED and Labor Committees, listing a set of priorities for the federal School L
    Chris Rogers
  • June 18, 2019(2) June 18, 2019
    Of E-Rate and Approps: An Advocacy Update
    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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