NSBA recognizes Hillsborough County, the eighth-largest school district in America, with the Award for the Urban School Board Excellence for their outstanding school board governance, academic improvement, educational equity and community engagement.
August 5, 2019
Through continuous growth and innovation, public schools provide exceptional learning opportunities for schoolchildren across the country, and so it comes as no surprise that the PDK Poll again found that K-12 parents give high marks to their children’s local schools. Read more from NSBA Executive Director & CEO Thomas J. Gentzel's statement in response to the 2019 PDK Poll results.
July 31, 2019
Created in compliance of the Telecommunications Act in 1996, the Universal Service Fund provides affordable internet access to low-income and rural areas. In its comments to the FCC, NSBA made clear that placing an overall spending cap on the fund will lead to unnecessary competition among its four programs.
July 26, 2019
NSBA supports The Smoke-Free Schools Act of 2019 introduced in the House today. The legislation would ban e-cigarette usage in educational and childcare facilities.
July 15, 2019
NSBA recognizes the Alabama Association of School Boards (AASB) and Georgia School Boards Association (GSBA) for their development of innovative projects that promote and advance public education.
June 27, 2019
The National School Boards Association commends today’s decision by the U.S. Supreme Court in Dept. of Commerce v. New York. This is a decision that could have a profoundly positive and long-lasting impact on schoolchildren in our public schools.
June 25, 2019
The ability of public schools to carry out their mission will be severely undermined if the federal government undertakes measures such as the inclusion of a question on citizenship in the Decennial Census, which U.S. Census Bureau and survey experts predict will undercount the number of children and families our schools serve.
June 24, 2019
Access to the internet is a necessity in today’s society. Capping the Universal Service Fund & E-rate program, which connect nearly 100% of schools & libraries to the internet, will only hurt those who need and depend on it to stay connected.
Deena A. Hayes, Chairwoman of North Carolina’s Guilford County Board of Education, is the winner of the 2019 Benjamin Elijah Mays Lifetime Achievement Award.
NSBA's Council of Urban Boards of Education CUBE is pleased to announce Cardell C. Patillo, Jr., board member and Finance Chair of the Portsmouth, Virginia School Board, winner of the 2018 Benjamin Elijah Mays Lifetime Achievement Award. The Benjamin Elijah Mays Lifetime Achievement Award is given to an individual who, through their service as a local school board member, has demonstrated a long-standing commitment to representing the educational needs of urban schoolchildren.