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The National School Boards Association applauds the U.S. House of Representatives leadership and Rules Committee’s decision to oppose H.R. 5199, the Education Savings Accounts for Military Families Act, from being voted upon as part of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019...

You wouldn’t know it from the black-and-white photograph, but they were red sneakers. Of that I am certain. I am in the first row, my hair combed back (yes, I had hair then!), wearing clothes that my mother probably had set aside just for school picture day, including that pair of Keds. The...

In “How Long Do Big-City Superintendents Actually Last?,” Education Week reporter Denisa Superville points out that according to the new Broad Center report, urban superintendents do tend to stay in their positions longer than most people think and other reports state, 6 years on average. When...

Legislation was recently introduced that will allow public funds to be used to pay private school tuition. The Education Savings Accounts for Military Families Act [H.R. 5199] allows active duty military parents to set up Education...

The Food and Nutrition Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), recently proposed rule FNS 2017-0039 which addresses some of the challenges small districts face in hiring school nutrition director candidates.

The USDA describes the proposed changes as follows:

“First,...

NSBA has four councils that represent school board members in districts with underserved students. The councils—the National American Indian/Alaska Native Council of School Board Members (AIAN), the National Black Council of School Board Members (NBC), the Council of Urban Boards of Education (...

The National Hispanic Council (NHC) presented this year’s Octaviano “Tony” Gonzales Abrazo Award to Cristina Jiménez, executive director and co-founder of United We Dream (UWD), the largest immigrant youth-led organization in the country.

The Abrazo Award, sponsored by McGraw-Hill...

NSBA's National Black Council of School Board Members (NBC) presented its Recognizing Innovative Strategies in Equity (RISE) Award to Hillsborough County Public Schools, Tampa, Florida, during its Annual Conference in San Antonio, April 7-9.

In its inaugural year, the RISE Award honors a...

High school freshmen researched and proposed solutions to one of the biggest issues in schools today -- safety and security -- in this year’s DLR Group Student Innovation Challenge at the NSBA’s Annual Conference in San Antonio.

This is the fourth year that DLR Group, the K-12 school...

The challenges facing Latino students, especially those who are undocumented, and keeping them safe, secure, and academically thriving and prepared for college or career were the focus of two panel discussions during the Latino Leadership Forum Monday at the NSBA Annual Conference in San Antonio...

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