About the National School Boards Association
The T+L Conference is presented by the National School Boards Association (NSBA). NSBA is a not-for-profit Federation of state associations of school boards across the United States. Its mission is to foster excellence and equity in public education through school board leadership. NSBA achieves that mission by representing the school board perspective before federal government agencies and with national organizations that affect education, and by providing vital information and services to state associations of school boards and local school boards throughout the nation.
NSBA advocates local school boards as the ultimate expression of grassroots democracy. NSBA supports the capacity of each school board-acting on behalf of and in close concert with the people of its community-to envision the future of education in its community, to establish a structure and environment that allow all students to reach their maximum potential, to provide accountability for the community on performance in the schools, and to serve as the key community advocate for children and youth and their public schools.
Founded in 1940, NSBA through the Federation of State Associations now represents 95,000 local school board members, virtually all of whom are elected. These local officials govern 14,890 local school districts serving the nation's more than 47 million public school students.
NSBA policy is determined by a 150-member Delegate Assembly of local school board members. The 25-member Board of Directors translates this policy into action. Programs and services are administered by the NSBA executive director and a 140-person staff. NSBA's office is located in metropolitan Washington, D.C.
This year's conference will focus on all the hot issues with a special emphasis on 21st century learning. At T+L, you'll learn new ways to engage students, connect parents and the community to the learning process, and transform district operations and streamline internal systems. You'll also connect with teachers, administrators, and school board members from districts all over the nation. It's a time to share successes, uncover solutions, and take home tools that will bring positive change to your district!
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