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Publish Date: 2015-12-18
On December 18, 2015, President Barack Obama signed the Omnibus federal spending bill — HR 2029 containing a provision to defund the implementation and enforcement of the President’s 2014 Executive Order 13658.
Publish Date: 2015-12-11
Yesterday, President Obama signed into law the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), a bipartisan bill to revise and replace No Child Left Behind and overhauls K-12 education.
Publish Date: 2015-12-08
The Child Protection Improvements Act (S. 2332, H.R. 4073) has been reintroduced into Congress. This bill closes a gaping hole in the federal law regarding youth-serving organization's access to FBI background checks.
Publish Date: 2015-11-03
November 8 – 14, 2015 is Mental Health Wellness Week. This week is a great week to start planning for any and all MESH (mental, emotional, social health) challenges that can arise during summer camp.
Publish Date: 2015-11-03
November is a big month for ACA — as we start thinking about ways we can help you with staff development for the coming year.
Publish Date: 2015-10-06
The American Camp Association is shifting from a focus only on the visit to a focus on continuous compliance with the standards.
Publish Date: 2015-09-15
At the August ACA Board of Directors meeting, a recommendation put forth by the National Standards Commission to adapt the accreditation process was unanimously approved.
Publish Date: 2015-08-04
Enter the J. Wendell and Ruth T. Howe Golden Lens Awards Photography Contest