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Tom on Point: The Underpinning of Democracy

With nine out of every 10 children attending public school, its a massive operation. Its also every American's birthright, so it's not surprising that the discussion surrounding public education is often highly political. Tackling these issues is essential to ensuring public education remains relevant and that democracy remains secured.

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President's Perspective: Summer at Last

Summer is a time for respite, but also an opportunity to reevaluate and recommit ourselves to serving our students. NSBA's 2019-20 President ElizaBeth "Beth" Branham reminds school board leaders how they can make the most of their summer.


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CUBE 2019 Annual Conference - Smiling Girl

CUBE Annual Conference

Miami, FL September 26 - September 28, 2019


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Tom on Point: The "Invisible Fences" of Education

Executive Director and CEO of NSBA Thomas J. Gentzel discusses the way school officials find themselves tightly restricted by limitations of their own making.

Linking LifeReady Skills to Transition in Special Education

Special education students enrolled in career technical education classes demonstrate better school completion and graduation rates. They also equip students with the important skills needed to succeed in life, helping them transition into adulthood and close the achievement gap.

From “Educating Peter” to Serving More Students with Special Needs

In 2017-18, approximately 6.9 million students attended special education in K-12 public schools. As participation rates continue to grow, a fully-funded Individuals with Disabilities Education Act is more important than ever.


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