School Law

G.G. v. Gloucester County School Board

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit order denying Gloucester County School Board's motion to stay the Fourth Circuit panel's mandate pending the board filing a petition for certiorari with the U.S. Supreme Court.

G.G. v. Gloucester County School Board

Order denying Gloucester County School Board's petition for rehearing en banc.

NSBA’s Council of School Attorneys Honors Nancy Fredman Krent with Lifetime Achievement Award

NSBA’s Council of School Attorneys (COSA) honored Nancy Fredman Krent with the 2016 COSA Lifetime Achievement Award, in recognition of her 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.”

Reauthorizing ESEA

The reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act was a decade in the making. “Everyone knew what was wrong and not working, and that it required legislative change, but there was no political capital for the change,” says Michael Zola, NSBA’s associate executive director of federal advocacy and public policy.

Ethics and the Life of a Lawyer Webinar

A legal career has a distinct life cycle, from newly hatched associate, through growing practitioner, then "adult" partner, and ending as distinguished retiree. Different ethical matters take center stage at different times in this cycle, and this presentation will examine a few of those issues, starting with issues of competence and zealous representation as a young lawyer, through the concerns with marketing and advertising as one's practice develops, and ending with some of the common issues relating to closing down a practice.

NSBA and IMLA Urge High Court to Hear Employment Case, Citing Operational Realities of School Boards

Alexandria, Va. (February 10, 2016) — The National School Boards Association (NSBA) joined the International Municipal Lawyers Association in filing a “friend of the court” (amicus) brief Monday in the U.S. Supreme Court, supporting the employer’s request for review in the case of City of Houston v. Zamora...."Such a rule levies an unfair and onerous burden on boards as employers given that no amount of internal process would protect them from liability if a jury later finds that the credited employee had a discriminatory motive,” said Thomas J. Gentzel, Executive Director, NSBA.

Lopez v. Schwartz

Order issuing preliminary injunction prohibiting State of Nevada from implement the educational savings account (ESA) program, known as SB 302.

NSBA Urges Nevada Court to Prohibit the Diversion of Public Dollars from Public Education

Alexandria, Va. (November 24, 2015) - The National School Boards Association (NSBA), joined by the Nevada Association of School Boards (NASB), filed a “friend of the court” (amicus) briefin the First Judicial District Court of Nevada in the case of Lopez v. Schwartz, urging the Court to grant a preliminary injunction to halt the pre-registration process Nevada has initiated to use public funds to provide savings accounts for private education.

“It is NSBA’s longstanding position to oppose diverting public funds away from public education to fund private schools,” stated Thomas J. Gentzel, Executive Director, National School Boards Association. “If the Court does not rule against these voucher schemes, it will strengthen efforts that seek to erode school board members’ ability to prepare all students for success in the 21st century.”

Lopez v. Schwarz (1st Jud. Dist. Ct. Nev.)

Privatization & Choice: Nevada Education Savings Accounts Program - unconstitutional diverting of state funding intended for public education to private schools  intended for to a free, public education - failure of state to meet its constitutional duty to provide free public education

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