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Alexandria, Va., (January 16, 2018) – Nearly 20 percent of the country’s students are enrolled in rural schools, yet are not provided the same focus in national policy or research as students in urban and suburban school districts.

NSBA Executive Director & CEO Thomas J. Gentzel today released the following statement in response to Senate action related to President Trump’s proposed tax reform:

NSBA Executive Director & CEO Thomas J. Gentzel today released the following statement in response to congressional action related to President Trump’s proposed tax reform, which includes the elimination of the State and Local Tax (SALT) Deduction:

The National School Boards Association (NSBA) today announced that Kelly Pollitt was named Chief Advocacy Officer. With more than two decades of experience developing pre-K-12 education policy and leading successful advocacy initiatives, Pollitt strengthens NSBA’s ability to secure federal policies that ensure all children have access to a quality and equitable public education.

Alexandria, Va. (Sept. 29, 2017)—Two dedicated urban educators have been awarded the 2017 Benjamin Elijah Mays Lifetime Achievement Award, presented by the National School Boards Association’s (NSBA) Council of Urban Boards of Education (CUBE).

Pennsylvania, Tennessee, and Texas School Boards Making A Difference

Alexandria, Va. (Sept. 29, 2017) -- The school boards of Pennsylvania’s Pittsburgh Public Schools, Tennessee’s Shelby County Schools, and Texas’ Lancaster Independent School District have been named recipients of the 2017 CUBE Annual Award for Urban School Board Excellence.

A new report -- “Busting the Myth of ‘one-size-fits all’ Public Education,” -- from the Center for Public Education (CPE) found an abundance of choice in public schools, both in program offerings and school selection.

Alexandria, Va. (September 5, 2017) – National School Boards Association Executive Director & CEO Thomas J. Gentzel today released the following statement in response to the Trump administration’s decision to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program:

Alexandria, Va. (May 23, 2017) - NSBA Executive Director & CEO Thomas J. Gentzel today released the following statement in response to Trump Administration's Proposed FY 2018 Education Budget:

NSBA Executive Director & CEO Thomas J. Gentzel today released the following statement in response to President Donald Trump's signing of the FY 2017 Omnibus Bill:

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