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Apply by Nov. 7 for the 2023 Magna Awards

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.

  • NSBA Announces 2022-2023 National Hispanic Council Leadership

    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.

  • NSBA Announces Completion of Independent Review; Takes Action Based on Findings

    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’s Council of School Attorneys Elects New Leadership

    April 18, 2022

    The National School Boards Association’s (NSBA’s) Council of School Attorneys (COSA), the national network of attorneys representing K-12 public school districts, recently elected new leaders and directors at its annual meeting in San Diego, California.

  • New York School Attorney Presented Lifetime Achievement Award

    April 1, 2022

    The National School Boards Association’s (NSBA) Council of School Attorneys (COSA) presented its Lifetime Achievement Award to Jay Worona, a 25-year member of COSA, a former COSA Chair, and the deputy executive director and general counsel for the New York State School Boards Association (NYSSBA).

  • Three School Districts Earn Top Honors in the 2022 Magna Awards

    February 17, 2022

    California’s Lowell Joint School District, Kansas’ Topeka Public Schools, and California’s Pomona Unified School District are the Grand Prize winners in the 28th annual Magna Awards program sponsored by the National School Boards Association’s flagship magazine, American School Board Journal (ASBJ).

  • NSBA Launches Independent Review of September 2021 Letter to Biden Administration

    February 7, 2022

    The National School Boards Association (NSBA) is launching an independent comprehensive review to fully understand the circumstances around the letter sent to the Biden administration. The review will be conducted by Philip Kiko, an attorney and the former Chief Administrative Officer of the U.S. House of Representatives under two different Speakers, and the law firm Michael Best & Friedrich.

  • National School Boards Association Announces New Additions to Board of Directors

    February 4, 2022

    The National School Boards Association (NSBA) recently appointed new members to its Board of Directors: Steve Corona, a school board member of Fort Wayne Community Schools in Indiana, and Matthew Russell Showalter, a school board member of Shepherd Public Schools & the Gratiot-Isabella Regional Educational Service District (GI RESD) in Michigan.

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CUBE 2022 Postponed to Dec. 8-10, 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.

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National School Boards Association Reacts to U.S. Supreme Court’s Decision in Carson v. Makin

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.