Francisco M. Negrón, Jr., NSBA’s Chief Legal Officer, was quoted in a Washington Post article on how governing bodies, including school boards, are examining possible changes to public comment opportunities.
October 27, 2022
On Oct. 27, the National School Boards Association (NSBA) joined 65 education and related national organizations in a letter to congressional leaders asking for $1 billion in additional funds for the Emergency Connectivity Fund (ECF), which is administered by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).
October 5, 2022
NSBA President Frank Henderson Jr. and NSBA Board Member Marnie Maraldo joined colleagues from other national education organizations at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., to launch the new #HerefortheKids campaign.
October 4, 2022
NSBA’s Magna Awards program has a long history of recognizing exemplary school district programs. The 2023 awards program will focus on innovation in education. It will honor district programs that solved a challenge with creativity and out-of-the-box strategies.
September 26, 2022
On Sept. 26, we consulted with local officials in Miami about Hurricane Ian and its impact, including extreme travel delays and cancellations. Based on these discussions, and with the safety and well-being of our registrants as a primary concern, we have made the decision to postpone CUBE 2022 to Dec. 8-10, 2022, at the InterContinental in Miami. Read this update for additional details.
June 22, 2022
On June 21, in a 6-3 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Carson v. Makin that the First Amendment’s Free Exercise of Religion Clause requires states to include religious institutions and religious schools in state funding programs. In response, Francisco M. Negrón, Jr., Chief Legal Officer of the National School Boards Association (NSBA), made the following statement.
June 15, 2022
NSBA's National Hispanic Council of School Board Members (NHC) is pleased to announce the appointment of new members to its Board, including Stephanie Parra of the Phoenix Union High School District (AZ) as Secretary and three new regional directors.
May 20, 2022
In February 2022, the National School Boards Association (NSBA) retained attorney Philip Kiko and the law firm of Michael Best & Friedrich LLP to conduct an independent review of the events and procedures surrounding the September 29, 2021, letter sent from the NSBA to President Biden requesting federal investigation of and assistance with events at school board meetings. The review is now complete, and the NSBA is implementing a number of action items moving forward based on today’s findings, building on the significant steps they have already taken to address this matter. The NSBA announces these changes today under the leadership of Executive Director & CEO John Heim.
NSBA Deputy Executive Director Verjeana McCotter-Jacobs was quoted in an article in Education Week on how to better recruit and retain school board members of color.
At 7 p.m. on Nov. 17, NSBA will partner with National PTA and other national education organizations to celebrate National Parent Involvement Day in a virtual town hall with National PTA President Anna King, NSBA Executive Director and CEO Dr. John Heim, and other education leaders.