Advocacy Institute 2016

Join us January 24 - 26 in Washington, D.C., for an intensive conference highlighting a cross-disciplinary approach to effective school board advocacy. Registration and housing are now open!

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Equity Symposium

Join school board members and policy makers from around the country on Saturday, January 23, 2016 for a thought-provoking and stimulating day of discussion at NSBA’s inaugural Equity Symposium to be held in Washington, DC. Registration is now open!

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Restoring Federalism in Education

Executive Director Tom Gentzel writes about current legislative efforts affirming the vital role of state and local governments in providing public education. Read Gentzel’s column from the latest edition of American School Board Journal.

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Mark Your Calendars!

Annual Conference: Early registration for National Connection districts opens 10am EST on Wednesday, October 21, 2015. General registration and housing open October 28, 2015.

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Magna Awards Nominations Open

We’re now accepting nominations for the 2016 Magna Awards. The Magna Awards honor school board best practices and innovative programs that advance student learning.

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COSA School Law Practice Seminar

This in-depth Seminar allows school attorneys the unique opportunity to dive into substantive issues, to discuss shared challenges, and to grow in their practice.

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We are the leading advocate for public education

Working with and through our state associations, NSBA advocates for equity and excellence in public education through school board leadership. We believe education is a civil right necessary to the dignity and freedom of the American people, and all children should have equal access to an education that maximizes his or her individual potential.

School Law Issues

Our school law resources help you understand the complex legal environment, including new and emerging legal developments, and to anticipate, prevent, and overcome legal challenges.

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Federal Legislative Priorities

The education of our children must become a top priority of our nation's policymakers, and we are committed to ensuring federal policies protect state and local control and accountability.

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Public Engagement

By focusing on raising student achievement through strong local governance and by actively engaging the community, school boards provide leadership for academic success in our public schools.

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State Association Services

Our state associations represent more than 90,000 local school board members who are dedicated to educating every child to his or her fullest potential and committed to leadership for student achievement.

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Our Partners

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