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.
October 17, 2023
A new “AI Guidance for Schools Toolkit” is filled with real-world examples and practical resources developed in collaboration with TeachAI partners, including NSBA. The toolkit is designed to help education authorities, school leaders, and teachers create thoughtful guidance to help their communities realize the potential benefits of incorporating artificial intelligence (AI) in primary and secondary education while understanding and mitigating the potential risks.
August 25, 2023
August 14, 2023
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.
June 30, 2023
John Heim offers some final thoughts and thank yous on his last day as NSBA's Executive Director and CEO.
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.
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.
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.
In this message to school board members nationwide, Verjeana McCotter-Jacobs, the first NSBA executive director with experience as a school board member, takes a moment to say a couple of words that school board members rarely hear: THANK YOU!
A rural perspective in setting education policies is often linked to spatial equity. In this brief, we provide readers with some key back-to-school statistics on rural schools, hoping to increase the awareness that rural students, families, and communities deserve a voice in policymaking decisions and an investment in their educational infrastructures.