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Ice-T with NSBA Executive Director & CEO Verjeana McCotter-Jacobs

NSBA’s Sold-Out CUBE Annual a Tremendous Success

The mid-September weather was spectacular, and the energy was electric as a sold-out crowd of school board members and other education leaders gathered in Chicago last week for the 2023 CUBE (Council of Urban Boards of Education) Annual Conference. Legendary rapper, actor, and author Ice-T, who delivered a frank and moving closing keynote, described the 55th CUBE event, calling it "the largest and strongest in-person conference for school board members focused on urban trends in the country."

October 2023 Issue of ASBJ Now Available

The mental health and well-being of students is a concern for school leaders as young people struggle in the wake of the pandemic. This issue’s cover story looks at how school districts are working with community groups and nonprofits to provide needed mental health services to their students. It’s transformative work that is improving behavior and academics. Also in this issue: What the U.S. Supreme Court’s latest affirmative action ruling means for K-12 schools, and much more.


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COSA 2023 Fall School Law Seminar - Register Now

COSA 2023 Fall School Law Seminar

October 10 - October 19, 2023
The COSA Fall School Law Seminar provides school lawyers with timely, valuable resources to make informed decisions for their districts. This seminar will include four afternoons of online sessions allowing attendees to customize their professional development by purchasing daily sessions on topics of interest or the entire conference.


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Ten Thousand Democracies, One Common Goal School Board Accountability, Evaluation, and Effectiveness

Despite the diverse nature of the education system across the country, student achievement has become an accountability indicator of local school boards linked to effective governance. The Center for Public Education (CPE) compiled this report on current challenges that school boards face and potential solutions to improve educational leadership.

A group of high school-age students talk and work in small groups while seated at their classroom desks.

The True ABCs of School Board Service

School board members must be servant leaders to the students and the community. The ABCs that help guide their work may need to stand for Attitude, Balance, and Compassion.

A teacher sits at a desk showing a young students information in a book.

In Search of Teachers

Teacher and staffing shortages, especially in small and rural districts, are not a new phenomenon in Colorado or the rest of the nation. But the problem has been exacerbated by growing vacancies in suburban and urban districts and a steady decline in the number of students enrolling in teacher education programs nationwide.

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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.