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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...

The National School Boards Association (NSBA) today announces its president and board leadership for 2018-19: Frank C. Pugh of California’s Santa Rosa City Schools District, President; Beth Branham of South Carolina’s Lexington School District Two, President-elect; and Charlie E. Wilson of...

Decrying a “backward trend” in state capitals, Texas politician and San Antonio native Julián Castro wrapped up NSBA’s 2018 annual conference on Monday’s general session by calling upon school board members to redouble their advocacy efforts and capitalize on the opportunities that every...

New NSBA president Frank Pugh urged attendees at NSBA’s 78th Annual Conference in San Antonio to be strong leaders in the face of both the day to day challenges, and in the face of true tragedy and hardship. Pugh spoke at Monday’s General Session.

“Here in the Convention Center today we...

Have you heard of the “21 by 2021” movement? It’s an effort by two forward-thinking educational organizations — Battelle for Kids and EdLeader21—to have 21 percent of the nation’s school districts adopt a Portrait of a Graduate. That’s a locally developed vision that articulates the community’s...

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