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In a recent historic decision in the case of Obergefell v. Hodges, the U.S. Supreme Court decided that the Fourteenth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution requires a state to recognize and license a marriage between two people of the same-sex. To answer questions that school districts and school...

By Lucy Gettman
Deputy Associate Executive Director, Federal Advocacy and Public Policy

Anyone who has ever watched C-SPAN may raise an eyebrow. With seemingly endless procedural votes, quorum calls and other deliberations, does...

To keep the momentum going and reinforce that the time is now to reauthorize ESEA (the Elementary and Secondary Education Act), Thomas J. Gentzel, Executive Director, National School Boards Association (NSBA), today spoke out on SiriusXM’s The Morning Briefing with Tim Farley. Gentzel discussed...

The National School Boards Association (NSBA) Executive Director Thomas J. Gentzel was recently elected 2015-2016 Secretary Treasurer of the Learning First Alliance (LFA) Board of Directors. A partnership of 15 leading education organizations,* LFA...

A new parent “checklist” released by the U.S. Department of Education offers questions, tips, and resources to help parents ensure their children get the best possible education from local schools.

The six-page pamphlet—the first half is in English, and information is repeated in Spanish...

In light of the U.S. Senate’s passage of its fix for No Child Left Behind, the National School Boards Association (NSBA) applauds the bipartisan consensus to restore local governance in public education. NSBA has worked closely with senators on both sides of the aisle to ensure that the Every...

As the rewrite of No Child Left Behind progresses, the National School Boards Association (NSBA) continues to strongly oppose authorizing the use of federal dollars for private education. On behalf of the nation’s 90,000 school board members, NSBA recently announced a call to action against...

As the leading voice for public education, the National School Boards Association (NSBA) continues to advocate on behalf of school board members throughout the country to ensure that their policy concerns are represented during the modernization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (...

During a July 7, 2015 debate on the Every Child Achieves Act, Senator Deb Fischer (R-Nebr.), a former school board member and President of the Nebraska Association of School Boards, introduced a bipartisan amendment with Senator John Tester (D-Mont.) and Senator Angus King (I-Maine), promoting...

By Lisa Bushey
Associate Executive Director, Public Advocacy and Communications

For the intellectually curious interested in innovative pathways to expand students’ interest in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics), here’s an innovation initiative perhaps...

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