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Alexandria, Va. (April 16, 2015) - By unanimous vote, the Senate HELP Committee today reported out the Every Child Achieves Act (ECAA), as amended. The three-day mark-up of the Senate’s legislation to modernize and reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) allowed committee members to consider and debate more than 50 amendments, with 29 adopted, 8 defeated, and 20 withdrawn.


Alexandria, Va. (April 13, 2015) - The National School Boards Association (NSBA) today issued a letter to leaders of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee in advance of Tuesday’s legislative mark-up of the Every Child Achieves Act (ECAA) of 2015, the Senate bill proposed to modernize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). NSBA applauds the Committee's bipartisan effort to develop a comprehensive, strategic modernization of ESEA.
 

Alexandria, Va. (April 9, 2015) - The National School Boards Association (NSBA) applauds the ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit in support of schools’ discretion in maintaining safe, harassment-free learning environments. At stake in the case of Doe v.

Alexandria, Va. (March 26, 2015) - The National School Boards Association’s (NSBA) Council of Urban Boards of Education (CUBE) elected leaders and new members to its Steering Committee as part of NSBA’s 75th Annual Conference in Nashville, TN.  Van Henri White of New York’s Rochester City School District was elected Chair, and Harium Martin-Morris of Washington’s Seattle Public Schools was elected Vice Chair.

Alexandria, Va. (March 26, 2015) –John D. Tuttle of Oklahoma’s Kellyville Public Schools was named the 68th President of the National School Boards Association (NSBA), at its 75th Annual Conference in Nashville, TN.

Alexandria, Va. (March 25, 2015) – The National School Boards Association joined the California School Boards Association and its Education Legal Alliance today in filing a “friend of the court” (amicus) brief in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in support of the school district in the case of K.G. v. Irvine Unified Sch. Dist.

 

School Boards Help Expand 1:1 Laptop Initiatives, E-Learning and STEM Curriculum

March 24, 2015 - School districts’ use of innovative technologies such as 1:1 laptop initiatives, STEM curriculum and flipped classroom instruction earned top spots in the Center for Digital Education’s and National School Boards Association’s 10th anniversary Digital School Districts Survey.

The survey recognizes exemplary school boards’ and districts’ use of technology to govern their district, communicate with students, parents and community and improve the learning environment and district operations.

Highlights of the Digital School Districts Survey first-place winners (categories based on student enrollment):

Washington, D.C. (March 23, 2015) —The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts today announced the Ann Arbor Public Schools Board of Education in Ann Arbor, Michigan, will receive the 27th annual Kennedy Center and National School Boards Association (NSBA) Award. 

Nashville, TN (March 21, 2015) – The National School Boards Association’s (NSBA) Council of School Attorneys (COSA), the national network of attorneys representing K-12 public school districts whose mission is to support school attorneys and provide leadership in legal advocacy for public schools, elected new leaders and directors during its annual meeting in Nashville. The 22-member Board of Directors oversees COSA’s continuing legal education programming and working groups for its 3,000+ members across the United States and Canada


Nashville, TN  (March 20, 2015) - The National School Boards Association’s (NSBA) Council of School Attorneys (COSA) honored a veteran school board attorney who has provided exemplary service to his school board employer and the school law community at the 2015 Annual School Law Seminar. Forrest Jack Lance received COSA’s Award for Distinguished Service in recognition of over thirty years of outstanding service to public schools, the profession, and the mission of COSA to “improve the practice of school law…by providing leadership in legal advocacy for public schools.”

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