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Three School Districts Earn Top Honors in the 2024 Magna Awards

New York’s Orleans/Niagara Board of Cooperative Educational Services, Oklahoma’s Lawton Public Schools, and Maryland’s Prince George’s County Public Schools are the Grand Prize winners in the 29th annual Magna Awards program sponsored by the National School Boards Association’s flagship magazine, American School Board Journal (ASBJ).

NSBA Hosts Nearly 1,000 Education Leaders for Equity Symposium and Advocacy Institute

Nearly 1,000 attendees representing 42 states, the District of Columbia, Canada, and the Virgin Islands convened in Washington, D.C., for NSBA’s Equity Symposium (Jan. 27) and Advocacy Institute (Jan. 28-30).


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CUBE 2024 Annual Conference

Las Vegas, NV October 28 - October 30, 2024
CUBE has convened school board members from across the nation for the past 56 years to network and share the continually evolving strategies they are using to address the unique educational challenges that exist in our nation's urban centers. Content is curated specifically to provide you with the tools and support you need to effect change as an empowered, impactful urban school board member.


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Parent and Community Supports Are Assets of Rural Schools

In this concluding part of our rural education series, we focus on stories of rural families that go beyond statistics and delve into specific challenges rural parents encounter when getting involved in their children's education. Strategic recommendations are provided for rural school districts to support their communities better and enhance educational outcomes.

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13 Mistakes Board Members Make

From impatience and poor behavior to speaking about confidential issues and ignoring policy, this collection of missteps is well known to taint successful school board operations.

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You Never Stop Learning

While school boards might seem like an unusual audience for the gangster-rap pioneer, Ice-T regularly lectures at prisons, libraries, and colleges. The author, actor, and music icon discussed his difficult childhood and lessons he wished he’d learned in school.

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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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