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“My perfect school would have everything except violence things.” This eloquent and succinct remark was made by an elementary school student (quoted by a study in 1998). School discipline is not a new...

Jared Black smiled on his way to school, thinking of his birthday party the next day. But the party to celebrate his 17 years in this world never happened. Jared became one of the 10 victims slain in the Santa Fe High School shooting (TX, May 18, 2018). The shooter was also 17 years old. When a...

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A record 500 education leaders, educators, and public-school advocates from across the country celebrated the work underway to improve education in the nation’s urban centers and engaged in educational programming to expand that work at NSBA’s Council of Urban Boards of Education (CUBE) Annual...

President Trump recently signed appropriations bill, H.R. 6157, that will fund federal education programs through fiscal year 2019. The bill, now public law 115-245, provides approximately $71.5 billion for the U.S. Department of Education (a $1 billion increase compared to FY2018). Funding for...

Equity Symposium West offers a dynamic learning opportunity for school board members, public education advocates, and community leaders who make educational equity a priority.

The program begins with site visits, to schools serving high concentrations of minority and at-risk student...

Source: U.S.D.A.

During a recent roundtable meeting with local school officials, including National School Boards Association Board Director Neil Putnam, United States Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue learned firsthand how the department can best support efforts...

“Let me introduce our new TA, Alexa!” This may be a plot in a science fiction movie, but that day may soon come true in school. Recently, “the toy-giant Mattel announced it had pulled the plug on plans to sell an interactive gadget for children” (...

Principal’s autonomy refers to the power or authority that principals use to make major decisions around many aspects of their schools. More autonomy enables principals to exercise their leadership and contribute to the success of school performance. During the last decades, the role of public...

On the first day of school in the fall, many students find that they not only need to catch up with new friends and teachers, but also new principals. The shuffling of principals can bring new perspective and energy to a school, but a tradeoff may occur during the period of transition and...

School boards are committed to maintaining safe and supportive environments where students can learn and thrive. While the efforts of school boards across the country are significant, ensuring safe schools while improving the quality of education for all students is complex and requires the...

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