The National Assessment Governing Board (NAGB) recently released a draft of the NAEP Reading Assessment Framework for the general public to review and provide feedback from June 22 to July 23, 2020. The new framework is expected to integrate recent reading standards, curricula and instruction, cover new research on reading comprehension, and reflect the latest perspectives on the nation’s future, needs, and desirable levels of achievement.
July 9, 2020
Anna Maria Chávez, Executive Director & CEO National School Boards Association, issued a statement regarding schools opening in the fall. "The decision to open school buildings is best made at the local level. Each community is unique with different student needs, different infrastructure, and different resources."
June 30, 2020
In response to the June 20, U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue, supporting the funding of religious schools with public dollars, Anna Maria Chávez, Executive Director & CEO National School Boards Association issued a statement stating, “Today’s 5-4 Supreme Court decision in the Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue case is a disappointing loss for our country’s public schools and the 50 million children that attend them."
June 18, 2020
In response to the June 18, U.S. Supreme Court decision on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), NSBA's representatives issued statements applauding the ruling.
June 16, 2020
In response to the June 15, U.S. Supreme Court ruling that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex, also applies to gay and transgender individuals, NSBA Executive Director & CEO Anna Maria Chávez issued the following statement.
June 1, 2020
The National School Boards Association condemns the recent killing of George Floyd and other instances of lethal attacks on black people in our country. It is time to stop the violence against our neighbors, and to correct the underlying conditions, which include unequal access to a quality education, poverty, institutional discrimination, ignorance and power disparities that permit these repeated acts of aggression.
April 20, 2020
NSBA is happy to announce it has appointed Anna Maria Chávez as its Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Chávez will lead NSBA’s staff teams to advance the association’s mission and grow the value of the organization. Chávez will also lead efforts to expand on NSBA’s strong federal, legal and public advocacy, reputation, and credible voice.
April 13, 2020
NSBA's Council of School Attorneys, the national network of attorneys representing K-12 public school districts, has seated new members for its 2020-2021 Board of Directors.
Anna Maria Chávez, Executive Director & CEO National School Boards Association issued a statement calling for federal support of public schools. “The need has never been more crucial for the federal government to renew its investment in public schools and provide dedicated funding for public K-12 education so that school districts will have the resources they need to address the revenue shortfalls and new expenses. Investing in neighborhood public schools is the best thing the federal government can do right now to support schoolchildren and the future of our nation. That support is needed right now.”
NSBA mourns the passing of U.S. Representative John Lewis, whose commitment to the ideals of equality, freedom, and human rights advanced the role of public education as a civil right and ensured all students had access to high-quality schools.