Student Achievement

Richardson v. State of North Carolina (N.C. Sup. Ct.)

Privatization & School Choice: Vouchers – whether state’s private school voucher program violates state constitution

Video: How schools can best invest time to raise student achievement

Is the amount of instructional time available to American teachers and students in an average school day adequate? Expectations for what students should know continue to rise, but the time allocated to meet new standards has not kept pace. Where can schools best invest time to achieve positive growth?

New Report from NSBA’s Center for Public Education Calls on Schools to Emphasize Nonfiction Reading Alongside Literature

Alexandria, Va. (Oct. 15, 2014) – A new report released today by the National School Boards Association’s (NSBA) Center for Public Education (CPE), examines the key role of informational reading in preparing students for college, the workplace, and day-to-day life. While U.S. students overall are good readers of literature, CPE’s analysis shows that their performance drops dramatically when tasked with reading non-literary texts.

Fulton County Schools and Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools Receive Urban School Board Excellence Awards

Alexandria, Va. (October 4, 2014) -- The National School Boards Association’s (NSBA) Council of Urban Boards of Education (CUBE) announces the district winners of the 2014 Annual Award for Urban School Board Excellence; Georgia’s Fulton County Schools and Tennessee’s Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools.

NSBA’s Center for Public Education Report Finds Few High School Graduates Don’t Go on to College

Alexandria, Va. (Sept. 29, 2014) – In a new report, The Path Least Taken: A Quest to Learn More About High School Graduates Who don’t Go on to College, the National School Boards Association’s (NSBA), Center for Public Education (CPE) shifts the discussion about college and career readiness from graduates who go to college after high school, toward non college-goers. CPE’s analysis shows the non college-going group to be much smaller than previously thought--only 21 percent of high school graduates don’t proceed to a two- or four- year college by age 20 and by age 26 that percentage reduces to 12.

2015 Magna Awards: nominations open for exemplary programs

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.

North Carolina School Boards Association Press Release Re: NC School Voucher Program Decision

North Carolina School Boards Association press release announcing Wake County Syperior Court Judge Hobgood's bench opinion ruling that the state's private school voucher program violates the state constitution.

IES Practice Guide: Using Student Achievement Data to Support Instructional Decision Making

This handout was given as an example in the "Defining Leadership for Equity in the Digital Age" Training Leadership Workshop at the 2014 CUBE Summer Issues Seminar.

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