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When Angela Maiers, teacher, author, and consultant, asked the question, "How often do you hear stories about social media going very wrong?" a majority of the audience raised their hands. Because of this basic narrative, framed by people who do not "live" in social media, board members and...

When Eric Sheninger was a principal at New Milford High School in Bergen, N.J., he said, he spent a lot of time taking away students’ devices at school. “Our excuse was that it had no benefit to learning,” he said. “What we don’t know, we fear, and we make excuses.”

His “ah ha” moment...

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From a dizzying tour of the mobile app world to rousing rendering of his YouTube sing-along, “iPhone: the Video” (sung to the Sinatra standard, “My Way”), technology columnist and PBS Nova host David Pogue employed humor and the awe...

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Transformation.

Richard Santana, once a third-generation member of one of California’s largest gangs, put the focus on transformation – in message and in action – during his speech to the National Hispanic Council of School Board...

Ron Clark speaking at Magna

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Schools are like buses. Some teachers are runners; others are joggers and walkers. Then there are riders. “The true problem is the people sitting on the bus,” said Ron Clark. “They drag everyone down.”

Clark, former Teacher...

When Tom Gentzel and Dan Domenech have a dialogue, it harkens back to the movie, “Holiday Inn.” That establishment opened only on holidays, but it was worth being there when it did. With a collective 62 years working with school boards and superintendents, NSBA Executive Director Gentzel and...

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NSBA’s Delegate Assembly approved the association’s “advocacy marching orders” at its business session Friday in Nashville. The meeting was held right before the start of NSBA’s Annual Conference, which opened Saturday.

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Michael Eric Dyson, author, radio host, and professor of sociology at Georgetown University, assured the Council of Urban Boards of Education (CUBE) Luncheon attendees Saturday at NSBA's annual conference in Nashville that he was there to be a cheerleader for them, and to discuss how they can...

Remember the board game Life? It begins with school and ends in retirement. In real life, as broadcast journalist Jane Pauley said, “It’s a different world.”

Pauley was the keynote speaker at the first General Session Saturday at NSBA’s annual conference in Nashville. She talked about...

A common misconception in communities around the country is that board members and superintendents do not have an impact on student achievement. Do boards and superintendents really matter? According to Ivan J. Lorentzen, professor at Flathead Community College, and William P. McCaw, professor...

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