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Tom on Point: Demanding, invaluable public service

School board members are tasked with a large scope of responsibilities: adopting budgets, enacting policy, and establishing expectations, among many other duties. It’s often a thankless job, but those who answer the call are rewarded by ensuring that ever child receive a great public education.

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President's Perspective: American Education Week

As school leaders, board members should consider the way they can collaborate with their districts to celebrate American Education Week. NSBA President ElizaBeth Branham encourages her fellow board members to use the opportunity to champion public education.


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NSBA Annual Conference and Exposition

Chicago, IL April 04 - April 06, 2020
Join more than 7,000 school board members, superintendents, and education leaders from across the country and around the globe to gain valuable knowledge in leadership, advocacy, learning technology, urban school challenges, and safe schools.


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Elevating Technology in Public Schools

The recent released NAEP data offer many opportunities for school leaders to learn which practices can help students raise their academic achievement levels, specifically when it comes to digital learning. The Center for Public Education examined the relationship between student achievement and some technology-related school factors.

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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.

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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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