NAFEPA members across the nation continue their involvement with the implementation the 1965 Elementary and Secondary Education Act. The latest reauthorization as the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) that was passed by the U. S. Congress in 2001 and signed into law by President George W. Bush on January 8, 2002. NAFEPA has continually supported the various aspects of the law including adequate yearly progress for subgroups, state determinations of the highly qualified status of teachers, participation rates and other modifications. NAFEPA members continue to work with the U. S. Department of Education in regard to implementation and they provide important information about their successes with improving teacher quality and the academic performance of students.
The National Association of Federal
Education Programs (NAFEPA) is a support organization
for educators who work with federally funded programs in
their local school districts and in their states. The
non-profit organization has been in existence since 1974
and presently has more than 3,000 members from across
the nation. An annual conference is held once a year in
Washington DC so that members can make connections with
their Congressional representatives and with the U. S.
Department of Education. The mission of NAFEPA is “Supporting
leadership and management of federal education in
America's schools.” NAFEPA’s goals are as
To enhance the
effectiveness of educators by facilitating
communications and providing a forum to disseminate
pertinent information that encourages members to discuss
and take action on matters of common concern.
To inform and
educate members of NAFEPA concerning the implementation
and evaluation of federal and state education programs.
members and state affiliates with professional
development and aid in the development and dissemination
of effective and efficient federal and state education