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.
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.
- 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.