School Board Governance

Top 10 Digital School Survey Identifies Innovative Uses of Technology Supported by School Boards

2015 Magna Awards: nominations open for exemplary programs

What are our states being graded on this time?

NSBA Comments on Brookings Report on Superintendents’ Impact on Student Achievement

Alexandria, Va. (Sept. 3, 2014) - Whether school superintendents are “vital or irrelevant” is the focus of a newly issued report by the Brown Center on Education Policy at Brookings. The premise of the report is that it fills the gap in the paucity of available data on the impact of superintendents on student achievement.

NSBA comments on new report on superintendents’ impact

Whether school superintendents are “vital or irrelevant” is the focus of a newly issued report by the Brown Center on Education Policy at Brookings. The premise of the report is that it fills the gap in the paucity of available data on the impact of superintendents on student achievement.

Extant research suggests that an effective partnership between the school board and the superintendent is critical.

The public has spoken, but are America’s lawmakers and policymakers listening?

National School Boards Association Executive Director, Thomas J. Gentzel, in his blog for Huffington Post, The Public View of Public Schools: Are the Nation's Policymakers Listening, poses the questions: Who should govern America’s public schools? Should public education be led by the president and Congress? State authorities? Or should local school boards—with access to the local context and community—be responsible for the quality of public education? 

Torres v. Mantee County School District

U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida opinion holding that Title VII preempts Title IX as to school employees' discrimination and retaliation claims unrelated to their students.

PDK/Gallup Poll Reflects Americans’ Support for School Board Governance

A Case for Improving Superintendent Evaluation

Superintendents and boards play a key role in the performance and outcomes of school systems. Fair, valid, and objective evaluation of a superintendent’s performance is imperative for supporting the work of the superintendent and holding the system accountable for success. As Peterson suggested and emerging research supports, school boards and their members are capable of doing this hard work. Effective and fair evaluation of the superintendent may be one of the most important ways school boards can lead an aligned and highly effective school system.

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