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NSBA today submitted public comments in response to the U.S. Department of Education’s (Department) request for feedback on the Consolidated State Plan Template. Excerpts from the comments follow:

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Adding the "A" to STEM

While the accomplishments of Leonardo da Vinci, the 15th century Italian painter and inventor, embody the integration of science, technology, engineering, arts, and math, it has taken over 400 years for educational institutions to recognize and actively pursue STEAM.

The U.S. National...

Federal child nutrition programs touch the lives of millions of low-income children every day. In a call for flexibility for school meal programs, U.S. Representative Kristi Noem (R-ND) introduced the...

On May 7, 2017, NSBA Executive Director & CEO, Thomas J. Gentzel provided the following commencement address to Penn State College of Education:

So, What?

Good afternoon! WE ARE!!

President Barron; Dean Monk; honorable colleagues on the platform; faculty and staff;...

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

"The FY...

Diana Clapp, superintendent of the Fremont County School District No. 6 in western Wyoming, wanted to make the library at Wind River High School a more welcoming place for students. For ideas, she turned to NSBA’s Magna Awards.

Clapp, school board member Kristen Benson, along with a team...

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Wednesday May 3, the U.S. House of Representatives will be moving forward to consider legislation to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.

After a month of negotiations and changes to the original bill filed in March, House members plan to vote on the American Health Care Act (...

At our recent conference in Denver, leaders in education were broadcast live discussing key issues including equity in schools, the appropriate role of the federal government in education and choice. Check out this highlight clip from the “Issues in Education” broadcast featuring NSBA President...

Each year NSBA’s Council of Urban Boards of Education (CUBE) recognizes exemplary school boards for their excellence in school board governance, ability to build civic capacity, success in closing the achievement gap and working for equity in education, and demonstrated success of academic...

There is no ordinary day in our public schools. Great things are happening but often go unnoticed. Extraordinary teaching and learning and acts of heroism take place during every hour, every day, every year.

On March 28, NSBA announced the second phase of...

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