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Homeless Students in Public Schools Across America: Down but Not Out

Since 2008, the number of homeless students has increased by 100%. NSBA’s Center for Public Education examines the data behind homeless students to better understand who they are so that policymakers can better serve them.

  • Greeting Students Back with the Sound of Our Heart

    March 29, 2021

    NSBA's Center for Public Education explores the results of the 2016 NAEP assessments in music and visual arts and the importance of music in K-12 education, finding that it is critical to creating personalized learning opportunities.

  • Students Serving on School Boards: Democratic Education in Action

    February 4, 2021

    School leaders and educators are not only role models to students, but also visionaries of democratic education. One way to nurture democratic citizenship is to engage students in the governing process of local school boards.

  • FAQs on New Executive Orders

    January 28, 2021

    In response to several executive orders President Biden signed on his first day in office, NSBA has produced three FAQ guides to assist state school boards associations in addressing member questions about how local policies may be affected by the change in federal approach.

  • Personal Thoughts on the Events of January 6

    January 7, 2021

    NSBA President Charlie Wilson reflects on the events of Jan. 6 and their impact on education in a message to the NSBA community.

  • Public School Transformation Now Kickoff

    November 20, 2020

    NSBA hosted the inaugural event for its “Public School Transformation Now!” campaign on Oct. 27, bringing together national education experts for a conversation how to transform public school learning for each student.

  • School Budget 2020-21

    November 12, 2020

    Enrollment numbers play a big role in determining how funding gets allocated. But the current pandemic has dramatically changed the amount of students enrolled in their local public schools. NSBA’s Center for Public Education investigates the data to explore how enrollment changes will affect K-12 funding.

  • Remote Learning versus Refreshing Changes in Public Schools

    August 10, 2020

    The pandemic has highlighted many areas that need improvement in the American education system. NSBA’s Center for Public Education analyzed data collected during remote learning to assist school leaders in making informed decisions that will promote positive transformations in education.

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From Changing Learning Space to Changing Curriculum

Following NAEP’s release of the disappointing 2019 science assessment results, NSBA’s Center for Public Education explores the strong connection between school infrastructure and science education.

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School Transformation Beyond 2020

Schools are set to recieve significant federal funding from the American Rescue Plan. NSBA's Center for Public Education explores how to best use this additional funding to invest in technology-enabled school models and drive long-term transformation.