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April Issue of ASBJ Now Available

It’s awards season at ASBJ. The Magna Awards program has been recognizing innovative school district programs for more than 25 years. These winning programs represent the enormous efforts of school leaders and district staff to reinvent and rethink education for students, staff, and communities. Also in this issue: rural schools work to bring mental health services to their students; how project-based learning teaches essential life skills; lessons from the Supreme Court’s 2021 term; and more.

Educational Equity for Rural Students: Out of the Pandemic, but Still Out of the Loop

In a new five-part report series, “Educational Equity for Rural Students: Out of the Pandemic, but Still Out of the Loop,” NSBA’s Center for Public Education (CEP) examines the growing diversity of rural students, and the urgent need to fix the digital divide and support rural student well-being.


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NSBA 2023 Annual Conference and Exposition

Orlando, FL April 01 - April 03, 2023
The NSBA 2023 Annual Conference and Exposition is the one national event that brings together education leaders to learn about best governance practices, gain insight into child development and learn about new programs and technology that can help enrich student learning. NSBA 2023 is one of the few—if not the only—places where school board members from around the country can receive the training necessary to address the instructional needs of students and to improve the efficiency of district operations.


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Learning by Doing

Embrace of the "maker movement”—in which science, technology, engineering, arts, and math (STEAM) fields are explored through hands-on learning—is one way to reengage students in post-pandemic learning.

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Achievement, Culture, and What Comes Next

Working together as an effective school board-superintendent team is not accidental. Improving student success is not coincidental.

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Vying for Attention

Clear expectations for smartphone access and use in school minimizes distractions and fosters good digital citizenship.

Alarm Clock

Helping Students After a School Shooting

As you and your communities struggle to come to terms with school shootings and related school violence the American School Counselor Association (ASCA) has put together a comprehensive list of resources.


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