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The National Hispanic Council (NHC) presented this year’s Octaviano “Tony” Gonzales Abrazo Award to Cristina Jiménez, executive director and co-founder of United We Dream (UWD), the largest immigrant youth-led organization in the country.

The Abrazo Award, sponsored by McGraw-Hill...

NSBA's National Black Council of School Board Members (NBC) presented its Recognizing Innovative Strategies in Equity (RISE) Award to Hillsborough County Public Schools, Tampa, Florida, during its Annual Conference in San Antonio, April 7-9.

In its inaugural year, the RISE Award honors a...

High school freshmen researched and proposed solutions to one of the biggest issues in schools today -- safety and security -- in this year’s DLR Group Student Innovation Challenge at the NSBA’s Annual Conference in San Antonio.

This is the fourth year that DLR Group, the K-12 school...

The challenges facing Latino students, especially those who are undocumented, and keeping them safe, secure, and academically thriving and prepared for college or career were the focus of two panel discussions during the Latino Leadership Forum Monday at the NSBA Annual Conference in San Antonio...

The National School Boards Association (NSBA) today announces its president and board leadership for 2018-19: Frank C. Pugh of California’s Santa Rosa City Schools District, President; Beth Branham of South Carolina’s Lexington School District Two, President-elect; and Charlie E. Wilson of...

Decrying a “backward trend” in state capitals, Texas politician and San Antonio native Julián Castro wrapped up NSBA’s 2018 annual conference on Monday’s general session by calling upon school board members to redouble their advocacy efforts and capitalize on the opportunities that every...

New NSBA president Frank Pugh urged attendees at NSBA’s 78th Annual Conference in San Antonio to be strong leaders in the face of both the day to day challenges, and in the face of true tragedy and hardship. Pugh spoke at Monday’s General Session.

“Here in the Convention Center today we...

Have you heard of the “21 by 2021” movement? It’s an effort by two forward-thinking educational organizations — Battelle for Kids and EdLeader21—to have 21 percent of the nation’s school districts adopt a Portrait of a Graduate. That’s a locally developed vision that articulates the community’s...

Ernest Green is a civil rights icon with a place in U.S. history books as one of the Little Rock Nine, the group of students who helped integrate Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas, in 1957. The students’ enrollment served as a test of 1954's Brown v. Board of Education, the landmark U...

Ann Compton, a trailblazing broadcast journalist with a resume than spans more than 40 years in the news business, wasted no time taking on the issue of “fake news” during Sunday’s General Session at NSBA’s Annual Conference in San Antonio.

The key speaker started by reading outrageous,...

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