Federal Education Issues

While the vast majority of education policy and funding emanates from the state level, federal education legislation, programs, and funding do have a significant impact on the overall direction of charter schools and public education in general.

Given the impact of federal issues on education, the Association monitors federal legislation and programs and advocates for policies which support school autonomy and flexibility, focus accountability at the state and local levels, and enhance learning opportunities and achievement of students.

 

  • MN Congressional Delegation

    Minnesota's Congressional Delegation - 2013-2014 2 Senators (2 DFL) and 8 Representatives (5 DFL & 3 R) : U.S. SENATORS Sen. Al Franken (DFL) - (2014) 309 Hart Senate Office Building Washington, D.C. 20510 202-224-5641 60 East Plato Blvd., Suite 220 St. Paul, MN 55107 651-221-1016 Fax: 651-221-1078 Sen. Amy Klobuchar (DFL) - (2018) 302 Hart Senate Office Building Washington, D.C. 20510 202-224-3244 Fax: 202-228-2186 1200 Washington Ave. S., Suite 250 Minneapolis, MN 55415 612-727-5220...

  • Federal Charter Programs

    Among the programs in the Elementary and Secondary Education Act is the Charter Schools Program (CSP). The Office of Charter School Programs coordinates the federal charter school program and provides those interested in charter schools with support and information. The Charter School Program provides funding to create new high-quality public charter schools, as well to disseminate information about ones with proven track records. Federal funds are also available to replicate and expand successf...

  • Federal Education Programs

    While federal funding for education comprises only about 8% of all funding for public education, federal funding and programs do play an important role in a number of specific areas. The Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) - known as No Child Left Behind for the last decade - provides the major platform for many of the federal programs and funding for education. ESEA includes Title 1 for disadvantaged students, school reform and improvement programs, parental involvement programs, scho...

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