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Check out the National School Boards Association’s Executive Director Thomas J. Gentzel’s reflecting on the real impact and the challenges that public schools still face on implementing federal school meal regulations in a commentary published by The Huffington Post:

When did a...

As school districts increasingly move to cloud computing instead of on-site data storage, the National School Boards Association (NSBA) and its Council of School Attorneys (COSA) have released a guide for school boards introducing the legal issues associated with protecting student data and...

Sir Ken Robinson speaking about diversity in schools at NSBA 2014 Annual Conference

Our schools no longer serve our children, according to creativity expert Sir Ken Robinson. “Our current system is based on the conformity principal,” he said. “But human life thrives on diversity.”

Robinson was the keynote speaker at NSBA’s second general session on Sunday. He told...

The National School Boards Association (NSBA) is partnering with New Regency, Penguin Books, and the filmmakers to distribute copies of the acclaimed film, book, and study guide 12 Years a Slave to America’s public high schools.

The initiative...

Can you name 10 good things about public education?

Patte Barth, director of NSBA’s Center for Public Education, recently wrote about the many successes in public education for ...

Students are happier and learn better when they spend time outdoors, research shows. A webinar sponsored by NSBA’s National Affiliate programs on Oct. 12 gave examples of how schools, even in the most urban settings, can use outdoor areas as hands-on laboratories.

Laurie Harmon, an...

Recently, we came across an interesting post from Mashable that suggests there is a place for social networks in K-12 education.

The post goes on to cite NSBA’s own study,...

Yesterday Mashable raised the question how has social media changed us? Over the past several years, we’ve seen social media evolve from web 2.0 technologies. We’ve witnessed the rise and fall of social networks, the creation of a new industry, and the political, cultural, and social impact of...

Senior, Jon-Michael Poff, of Batesville High School, in Batesville,Arkansas, believes that severely limiting Internet access in schools is a disservice.  He believes this so strongly that he wrote this article in Dec 2008/Jan 2009 edition of Edutopia. 

And Jon-Michael isn’t the only one...

In the U.S. military, there’s something called “hostile fire pay,” and it can earn you an extra $225 a month. Qualify for “imminent danger pay” and you’ll get a similar bonus.

If you’re in the Navy, and you’re willing to spend considerable time in a cramped, airtight space under the...

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