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Low educational attainment and high school dropout rates are factors that affect the skills level of people with learning disabilities. According to the OECD Technical Report, PIAAC uses the International...

In response to the findings of the 2018 PDK Poll, Thomas J. Gentzel, NSBA Executive Director & CEO issued the following statement:

“The PDK Poll showed again that Americans strongly support public schools. School board members have consistently...

NSBA has released a legal guide to help school board members, as policy makers for school districts, navigate the increasingly complex world of emergency preparedness and response to instances of school safety and mass violence. “Fostering...

NSBA is pleased to recognize the National School Boards Action Center’s (NSBAC) new board leadership for 2018-19: Frank S. Henderson, Jr. from the Seaman School District, Kansas; Chris Ungar...

NSBA announces the Tennessee School Boards Association (TSBA), winner of the Leading Edge Award for its Tennessee Digital Resources Library (TDRL). The TDRL, an innovative statewide initiative, provides teachers and administrators free access to a vast collection of curated educational resources...

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“Have you ever been diagnosed or identified as having a learning disability?” Both household and incarcerated populations were asked this question in the Program for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC). As shown in Figure 1, among the U.S. household population (16-74 years...

Public schools are where over 50 million children learn and prepare for their future. They’re also a vital part of our fabric of life that includes families, communities, town leadership, and local businesses–which is impacted by the success of our schools and the programs and services they...

During today’s meeting of the Federal Commission on School Safety, NSBA’s Chief Legal Officer, Francisco Negron, Jr. shared our insight on how information-sharing and accountability supports...

NSBA applauds the bipartisan effort that has resulted in the reauthorization of the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act (CTE Act). Last reauthorized in 2006, the CTE Act is a vital source of federal support for our students, helping them gain the academic and practical skills they...

In the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA), an international standardized survey that tests 15-year-old students in over 70 countries and economies on reading, math, and science, Finland, has long scored among the highest while the United States routinely places about average. “...

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