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  • In His Words: NSBA Executive Director and CEO John Heim Says Thank You and Godspeed

    June 30, 2023

    John Heim offers some final thoughts and thank yous on his last day as NSBA's Executive Director and CEO.

  • New CPE Report: Community Schools: A Strategy Focusing on Student Needs and Parent Engagement

    November 9, 2022

    A new research brief from NSBA's Center for Public Education (CPE) examines the characteristics of community schools and describes how they engage parents and all stakeholders to improve student achievement and well-being.

  • Now Accepting NSBA 2023 Annual Conference Proposals: Submit by August 3

    June 29, 2022

    The NSBA Annual Conference is the premier conference for public education leaders. We are now accepting proposals from school districts and other organizations for breakout sessions that focus on topics of critical interest to school board members. The submission window will close at 11:59 p.m. ET on Wednesday, August 3.

  • Helping Students After a School Shooting

    May 25, 2022

    As you and your communities struggle to come to terms with school shootings and related school violence the American School Counselor Association (ASCA) has put together a comprehensive list of resources.

  • Annual Conference 2022

    December 13, 2021

    See colleagues and other public education leaders in person at the NSBA 2022 Annual Conference & Exposition. Reconnect, strengthen our communities, and increase students’ academic achievement! Attend in person or select online sessions from the comfort of your home or office. Save up to $100--register by Jan. 14!

  • COVID-19 Testing and Quarantine in the 2021-22 School Year: 50 States at a Glance

    November 2, 2021

    School leaders across the country are actively seeking a less disruptive way to minimize risk beyond sending students home to quarantine. To provide more understanding of school practices in COVID-19 testing and quarantine, NSBA's Center for Public Education (CPE) conducted research on the following questions: What is the current trend of COVID-19 cases among K-12 students? How do states support and implement policies of COVID-19 testing and quarantine in K-12 schools? And, how do school districts implement COVID-19 testing and quarantine?

  • Vaccines, Face Masks, and the New School Year: 50 States at a Glance

    September 8, 2021

    NSBA’s Center for Public Education studied data sources in health and education at all levels of government to provide a comprehensive national picture on vaccines, face masks, and instructional models during the 2021-22 school year.

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Ten Thousand Democracies, One Common Goal School Board Accountability, Evaluation, and Effectiveness

Despite the diverse nature of the education system across the country, student achievement has become an accountability indicator of local school boards linked to effective governance. The Center for Public Education (CPE) compiled this report on current challenges that school boards face and potential solutions to improve educational leadership.

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Educational Equity for Rural Students: Out of the Pandemic, but Still Out of the Loop

In part four of our five-part series, "Educational Equity for Rural Students: Out of the Pandemic, but Still Out of the Loop," we present data about how the COVID-19 pandemic changed rural student behaviors and aggravated mental health issues in rural schools. Challenges and considerations are examined in the areas of preventing suicide in rural schools, preventing school violence in rural areas, and partnering with parents and communities to foster a safe and healthy school culture.