School boards don’t lead in a vacuum. NSBA offers several opportunities for school board members to come together in national forums to learn and exchange ideas, such as January’s Equity Symposium and Advocacy Institute, writes NSBA Executive Director and CEO Verjeana Jacobs-McCotter.
The leadership we typically learn about emphasizes a solo approach—think Captain Kirk or Captain Picard—says NSBA President Kristi Swett. School board decision-making authority, however, comes from the entire group, and that leadership involves collaboration and consensus building.
Serving on school boards gives students a voice in their schooling and helps school leaders to better understand and support them.
Rapper and actor Ice-T offers his story of overcoming adversity to urban board members at the CUBE Annual Conference.
Ensure that you and your board colleagues aren’t making these common board service errors.
The school board not only leads but it also serves and is responsible to others at multiple levels.
Indiana’s strategic plan provides practical governance applications for all school boards.
The Ferguson-Florissant School Board received the 2023 Award for Urban School Excellence from NSBA’s Council of Urban Boards of Education (CUBE).
Dr. Jonathan Hodges, a former school board commissioner for New Jersey’s Paterson Public Schools, received the 2023 Benjamin Elijah Mays Lifetime Achievement Award, presented by the NSBA’s Council of Urban Boards of Education (CUBE).
A brighter, more sustainable future for urban schools requires a triad of advocacy, executive leadership, and governance, writes CUBE Chair Gill Garrett.
Districts are reaping benefits as they grow their communications staff and capacity.
Artificial intelligence and social media can keep students from developing authentic relationships.
Four core principles can guide educators in supporting trans and non-binary students.