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NSBA Statement on Preserving the State and Local Tax Deduction (SALT)

NSBA Executive Director & CEO Thomas J. Gentzel today released the following statement in response to congressional action related to President Trump’s proposed tax reform, which includes the elimination of the State and Local Tax (SALT) Deduction:

Kelly Pollitt joins NSBA as Chief Advocacy Officer

With more than two decades of experience developing pre-K-12 education policy and leading successful advocacy initiatives, Kelly Pollitt today joins NSBA as Chief Advocacy Officer (CAO). Pollitt will oversee NSBA’s Federal Advocacy & Public Policy group which develops policies and strategies to secure legislation and regulations that enhance public education and support more than 50 million students in public schools.

Government Relations Veteran Kelly Pollitt Joins National School Boards Association as Chief Advocacy Officer

The National School Boards Association (NSBA) today announced that Kelly Pollitt was named Chief Advocacy Officer. With more than two decades of experience developing pre-K-12 education policy and leading successful advocacy initiatives, Pollitt strengthens NSBA’s ability to secure federal policies that ensure all children have access to a quality and equitable public education.

Three School Districts Earn 2017 CUBE Annual Awards for Urban School Board Excellence

Alexandria, Va. (Sept. 29, 2017) -- The school boards of Pennsylvania’s Pittsburgh Public Schools, Tennessee’s Shelby County Schools, and Texas’ Lancaster Independent School District have been named recipients of the 2017 CUBE Annual Award for Urban School Board Excellence.

Awarded by the National School Board Association’s (NSBA) Council of Urban Boards of Education (CUBE), the CUBE Award recognizes school boards that exhibit excellence in school board governance, academic improvement, educational equity, and community engagement.

Council of Urban Boards of Education Honors Two School Leaders for Advancing Urban Education

Alexandria, Va. (Sept. 29, 2017)—Two dedicated urban educators have been awarded the 2017 Benjamin Elijah Mays Lifetime Achievement Award, presented by the National School Boards Association’s (NSBA) Council of Urban Boards of Education (CUBE).

Vince Ford, a former school board member for South Carolina’s Richland County School District One, and Steve Gallon, a board member for the Miami-Dade County Public Schools, will be honored September 29 at CUBE’s 50th Annual Conference in New Orleans.

NSBA Center for Public Education Study Finds Public Schools Offer the Broadest Range of Educational Choices

A new report -- “Busting the Myth of ‘one-size-fits all’ Public Education,” -- from the Center for Public Education (CPE) found an abundance of choice in public schools, both in program offerings and school selection.

NSBA statement on Trump Administration’s decision to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program

National School Boards Association Executive Director & CEO Thomas J. Gentzel today released the following statement in response to the Trump administration’s decision to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program:

NSBA Statement on Trump Administration’s Decision to Rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program

Alexandria, Va. (September 5, 2017) – National School Boards Association Executive Director & CEO Thomas J. Gentzel today released the following statement in response to the Trump administration’s decision to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program:

NSBA Statement on Trump Administration's Proposed FY 2018 Education Budget

Alexandria, Va. (May 23, 2017) - NSBA Executive Director & CEO Thomas J. Gentzel today released the following statement in response to Trump Administration's Proposed FY 2018 Education Budget:

NSBA Responds to President's Executive Order on Federal Control of Education

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