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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 board members would tell you the intrinsic rewards of preparing students for success in life are enormous.
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.
Family engagement is shown to have a profound and positive impact on student learning. NSBA's CPE offers practical tips on how parents can show interest and partake in their children's studies during the holiday season.
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.
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.
Statement on Signed FY 2020 Spending Package Thomas J. Gentzel
Response to the 2019 NAEP Mathematics and Reading Results Thomas J. Gentzel
Statement on Upcoming DACA Supreme Court Case Thomas J. Gentzel