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Viola M. Garcia Elected National School Boards Association President

Viola M. Garcia of Texas’s Aldine Independent School District was elected as president of NSBA, making her the first Latina to ever hold the position. Garcia has served on her local board since 1992 and held leadership positions at the Mexican American School Board Members Association, Texas Association of School Boards, and the University of Houston-Downtown.

NSBA 2021 Conference Daily

Check out Conference Daily Online for stories and information from the NSBA 2021 Online Experience. NSBA's annual conference brought world-class programming, inspirational keynotes, top education solution providers, and plentiful networking opportunities.


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COSA School Law Seminar 2021

April 13 - April 22, 2021
The COSA School Law Seminar offers a specialized CLE experience for attorneys representing K-12 public school boards. The seminar will provide invaluable insights and practical advice from experienced practitioners on the key legal issues facing public schools.

Perspectives & Blogs

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President's Perspective: Children are not broken

NSBA’s 2020-21 President Charlie Wilson explains that though students may not have been focused on traditional school material this past year, they have learned a lot of critical skills.

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Greeting Students Back with the Sound of Our Heart

NSBA's Center for Public Education explores the results of the 2016 NAEP assessments in music and visual arts and the importance of music in K-12 education, finding that it is critical to creating personalized learning opportunities.

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Leading Transformational Change: Flourish to the fullest

NSBA Executive Director and CEO Anna Maria Chávez praises school board members for leading their districts through the ongoing national emergency and offers words of wisdom to provide inspiration for the new year.


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COVID-19 Update: NSBA is committed to the safety and security of our team and our members. To safely and effectively meet the public health challenge presented by COVID-19, except for essential team members to help us process mail and other business operations, the NSBA team is currently working remotely. Regardless of where our team is located, we are passionately dedicated to serving our members with products, services, and support to improve the lives of our children through public education.