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For fifty years, the Council of Urban Boards of Education (CUBE) has been at the forefront in helping urban school districts in their work to close the achievement gap, raise high school graduation rates, provide intervention services to academically struggling students, and create broad-based...

Elected at the age of 19 to my local school board 23 years ago, I now have the distinction of being the youngest NSBA president in history. As I begin my term as NSBA’s 70th president, I am proud to say that more than half of my life has been devoted to school board leadership.

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On May 23, 2017, President Trump released the Administration’s FY2018 budget request to Congress which calls for a number of program eliminations within the U.S. Department of Education, a few of which...

NSBA Executive Director & CEO Thomas J. Gentzel today released the following statement in response to the Trump Administration's Proposed FY 2018 Education Budget:

"President Trump’s proposed $9.2 billion cut to education initiatives will deliver a devastating blow to the country’s...

Earlier this month, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a health care bill, the American Health Care Act, that will result in significant funding cuts to public schools. The bill which repeals and replaces parts of the Affordable Care Act, also makes major changes to the Medicaid program,...

Today marks the 63rd anniversary of the landmark 1954 U.S. Supreme Court Brown v. Board of Education decision which established the segregation of public school students based on race as unconstitutional.

Public education is America’s most vital institution and the foundation of our...

The House Committee on Education and the Workforce is scheduled to review H.R. 2353, the "Strengthening Career and Technical Education...

Teacher turnover in high-poverty, high-minority urban schools can top 20 percent annually. Among new teachers, as many as half walk away from the profession in their first five years. This is unacceptable. Urban education cannot hope to close the achievement gap with such turnover. But there is...

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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...

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