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.
June 13, 2019
The National School Boards Association supports The Smoke-Free Schools Act of 2019, introduced today by U. S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and Mitt Romney (R-Utah).
June 8, 2019
Originally signed into law in 1975, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) is the main federal statute governing special education for children. Today, IDEA protects the rights of over six million students with disabilities (approximately 13.5 percent of students) to receive a Free Appropriate Public Education in the least restrictive environment. NSBA urges the federal government to modernize and fully fund the Individuals with Disabilities Act. We've recently launched a new initiative to highlight this critical need and help ensure our country’s students with disabilities receive the access and supports they need to succeed.
June 7, 2019
We are delighted to have a new website to share information, news and resources with you. Our new platform utilizes a clean design and consistent navigation throughout the site. In the coming months, we will be building new features and adding new resources. We are proud of the new site and hope you have a great experience. For more information about the improvements we are making to our digital home...
May 20, 2019
The Center for Public Education examines the growing epidemic of teacher shortage — a top issue for school boards throughout the nation — and how school leaders can address it. Fixing holes in the teacher pipeline is imperative for school leaders, as they need effective teachers to ensure that all students have access to a quality education
May 20, 2019
NSBA today announced that Stuart “Chip” Slaven has joined the association as Chief Advocacy Officer. Slaven will lead the Federal Advocacy & Public Policy group, which represents state school board associations and their members before the U.S. Congress and the Administration. Slaven is a government relations veteran who brings passion and extensive experience to drive our vision for public education forward.
May 17, 2019
COSBAC is a forum of the communication staff from state school boards associations across North America. If you're a member of COSBAC be sure to register for the upcoming Annual Conference which will take place July 11-13, 2019.
May 16, 2019
The National School Boards Association announced the launch of the NSBA Center for Safe Schools, a new initiative that provides critical resources to help education leaders, administrators and the public enhance student and school safety.
Executive Director and CEO Thomas J. Gentzel explains how the inclusion of a citizenship question in the Decennial Census will discourage immigrant communities from responding, resulting in less funds for schools and programs that serve our most vulnerable students.
On June 7, 2019, Patte Barth passed away after a long battle with cancer. She has left us physically, but her research, her dedication to public education and her passion to serve every student in public schools will endure as her legacy at NSBA's Center for Public Education (CPE).