Highlights from the Mile High City

With an audience of nearly 6,000 public education leaders, decision makers, vendors, and exhibitors from across the country, NSBA held its Annual Conference Saturday, March 25, through Monday, March 27, in Denver at the Colorado Convention Center.  

The conference offered more than 200 educational sessions and related activities on topics such as school governance and executive leadership; innovations in district management; legal, legislative, and public advocacy; professional and personal development; school board/superintendent partnerships; student achievement and accountability; and how technology is transforming schools and learning. 

On the conference’s opening day NSBA’s Executive Director and CEO, Tom Gentzel unveiled the second phase of the national public awareness campaign, Stand Up 4 Public Schools and premiered the campaign’s “No Ordinary Day” movie.

“The Stand Up 4 Public Schools campaign is an opportunity to share the rich story about public education, and accentuate that every day in a public school is unique and filled with acts of heroism,” said Gentzel. “The campaign is the best way for people to demonstrate their support for children and their community.”

Other highlights of the conference included keynotes from NASA astronaut Captain Scott Kelly; author, commentator, and co-founder and former editor-in-chief of The Huffington Post news site, Arianna Huffington; and youth advocate, Rhodes Scholar, decorated U.S. Army officer, and acclaimed author Wes Moore.

For more, please check out the Conference Wrap Up and our other conference videos on our Facebook page.

For stories, articles and more highlights of the Conference visit the NSBAwire.


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