Update (Jan. 23, 2017):
The MCSS board drafted and sent a letter to all public school districts in Minnesota. The letter encourages districts to include robust social studies programs and funding in their Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) plan, which must be submitted to the Minnesota Department of Education later this year. Please connect with your administrators to advocate for more social studies!
Specific social studies funding is included in the education bill (Sections 2231, 2232, and 2233) that was negotiated in conference, between the House and the Senate. Contact information for members of Congress is listed below.
Department of Education ESSA website
Every Student Succeeds Act (passed December 2015)
Senate version, "Every Child Achieves Act" (passed July 2015)
House version, "Student Success Act" (passed July 2015)
1st District -- Rep. Tim Walz
2nd District -- Rep. Jason Lewis
3rd District -- Rep. Erik Paulsen
4th District -- Rep. Betty McCollum
5th District -- Rep. Keith Ellison
6th District -- Rep. Tom Emmer
7th District -- Rep. Collin Peterson
8th District -- Rep. Rick Nolan
Who is my Representative?
Visit the House of Representatives website and enter your zip code.