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Hard-to-Count Populations in the 2020 Census

Children not counted in the census can impact a community for at least 10 years until the error is corrected. For school leaders, every child matters, and accurate information supports school districts in strategically planning for funds and resources that are needed to provide every student with high-quality education.

  • Voters Strongly Oppose Vouchers and Other Programs That Divert Money From Public Schools

    February 4, 2020

    The "education freedom scholarships" mentioned in the State of the Union address would harm millions of students and the idea fails to recognize the myriad of choices that exist in public schools. Public education is one of the cornerstones of our society, and the vast majority of Americans believe it is the great equalizer.

  • National School Boards Association Has Retained Vetted Solutions to Conduct Its Executive Director Search

    January 17, 2020

    NSBA has retained Vetted Solutions, an executive search firm that represents leading associations and nonprofit organizations, to conduct the association's national search to replace its retiring Executive Director and CEO, Thomas J. Gentzel.

  • Statement on Signed FY 2020 Spending Package

    December 22, 2019

    NSBA is pleased that U.S. Congress and the Administration reached a bipartisan agreement, which contains a $1.3 billion increase for education, to fund the government. The education funding is a much needed investment in every student who attends a public school.

  • STEM with Family Engagement

    December 19, 2019

    Family engagement is shown to have a profound and positive impact on student learning. NSBA's CPE offers practical tips on how parents can show interest and partake in their children's studies during the holiday season.

  • Elevating Technology in Public Schools

    November 19, 2019

    The recent released NAEP data offer many opportunities for school leaders to learn which practices can help students raise their academic achievement levels, specifically when it comes to digital learning. The Center for Public Education examined the relationship between student achievement and some technology-related school factors.

  • NSBA Statement Urging Broad Participation in Governance of Public Schools

    November 5, 2019

    The public school is both a cherished tradition, as well as a critical underpinning, to the democracies of both Canada and the United States. It is an essential means of ensuring that citizens are well prepared to elect their leaders and to make important decisions about shaping the future. That is why, in both of our countries, education is deeply rooted in the community and why leadership of it must be, too.

  • Response to the 2019 NAEP Mathematics and Reading Results

    October 30, 2019

    While the national high school graduation rate is at its all-time highest, the findings from the 2019 NAEP Mathematics and Reading Assessments demonstrate that students must have more support.

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NSBA Executive Director National Search

The National School Boards Association is conducting a national search for its next Executive Director as it continues to fulfill its important mission as the leading advocate for public education. The NSBA Board of Directors formed a search committee that is comprised of members of the executive committee of the Board of Directors, state school boards associations executive directors, and a representative from NSBA’s past presidents group.

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Statement on the Trump Administration’s Proposed 2021 Education Budget

NSBA strongly opposes the Trump administration’s proposed budget for the Department of Education for Fiscal Year 2021 as it lays out the wrong priorities to educate all schoolchildren.