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NSBA President Frank Henderson speaks at the NSBA Annual Conference.

New NSBA President Frank Henderson Jr.: “Every Student Matters"

During his address at NSBA’s Annual Conference, new NSBA President Frank Henderson thanked the people who supported and encouraged him during his career while outlining a vision for public education that ensures that each child is “given the individualized, specialized, and tailored opportunity to succeed and reach their God-given potential…because every student matters.”

NSBA Executive Director and CEO: NSBA Will Focus on Common Challenges

At NSBA's Annual Conference, Executive Director and CEO Dr. John Heim explained that, going forward, NSBA will focus on “common challenges” that affect school board members whether they’re from urban, suburban, or rural districts. Among those challenges, Heim said, are increasing broadband access and closing the homework gap; fully staffing classrooms with highly qualified teachers; providing support for students with disabilities and mental health needs; and addressing unfinished learning caused by the pandemic.


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CUBE 2022 Annual Conference

Miami, FL September 29 - October 01, 2022
CUBE has convened school board members from across the nation for the past 54 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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Rural Career-Tech Challenge

Emphasizing real-life projects that benefit the community helps a CTE program in rural Virginia raise the bar for student engagement and learning.

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Missing Students

Before the pandemic, an estimated 1 in 6 U.S. students was chronically absent from school. COVID-19 caused absenteeism rates to soar, particularly in communities with high numbers of the most vulnerable students. Districts are digging in to reengage with these students.

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Responding to the Coronavirus

We continue to update our coronavirus page with information and resources to help schools follow federal, state, and local health authorities’ guidelines on current measures to determine the right actions for their individual communities. Our commitment at NSBA is — first and foremost — to ensure the health and safety of our members and staff and the students and school personnel in our charge.


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