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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    Of E-Rate and Approps: An Advocacy Update
    Noelle Ellerson
  • June 18, 2019(1) June 18, 2019
    Join Us In Person (or Online!) for Free Student Data Privacy Bootcamp!
    Noelle Ellerson
  • June 18, 2019 June 18, 2019
    Guest Blog Post: New SALT Workaround Regulations Narrow a Tax Shelter, but Work Remains to Close it Entirely
    Noelle Ellerson
  • June 14, 2019 June 14, 2019
    PEP Talk Podcast with John Forkenbrock: Let's Talk Rural!
    Noelle Ellerson
  • June 13, 2019 June 13, 2019
    K-12 Group Letter of Support for the PREP ACT This week, AASA and a group of K-12 organizations issued a letter of support for the Preparing and Retaining Education Professionals (PREP) Act to Chairman Alexander and Ranking Member Murray of the Senate Health Education Labor and Pension Committee. Th
    Deanna Atkins
  • June 11, 2019 June 11, 2019
    NEW Toolkit: Crowdfunding Policies for School Districts
    Noelle Ellerson
  • June 8, 2019(1) June 8, 2019
    June 2019 The Advocate: Forest Counties Update
    Noelle Ellerson
  • June 8, 2019 June 8, 2019
    Inclusive Technology in a 21st Century Learning System
    Noelle Ellerson
  • May 28, 2019(2) May 28, 2019
    US Senators Introduce Bill to Bolster Secure Rural Schools Program
    Noelle Ellerson
  • May 28, 2019(1) May 28, 2019
    NEW PEP Talk Episode: Edu-nomics Professor Bruce Baker!
    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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