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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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The nation’s first Native American woman elected to a statewide office brings a passion about public education to her job as Montana’s Superintendent of Public Instruction. And that passion poured forth Saturday during her luncheon...

Buy the fire truck before the fire – that is the advice of Charles Haynes. “Get prepared for this,” he told an audience of school attorneys. “School districts that have a trust level with their community are in the best position to avoid litigation.”

“This” is conflicts on religion in...

A hundred years ago, teachers could be fired for any reason: race, creed, political favoritism, marriage, pregnancy. In the 1920s, some unlucky teachers were terminated for wearing pants.

While no one wants to return to those days, many people believe that the teacher tenure pendulum has...

More than 7,000 school board members, speakers, vendors, and exhibitors are converging on Nashville’s Music City Center through Monday for NSBA’s annual conference.

The conference officially opens on Saturday. This is NSBA’s 75th annual conference and its first in the city of Nashville...

Rep. Kristi Noem (R-S.D.) today introduced legislation that would provide school districts with greater flexibility to ensure students receive healthy, nutritious school meals. NSBA is in support of this legislation which offers school districts relief from costly and onerous mandates imposed by...

The National School Boards Association (NSBA) today introduced its new research-based initiative, “Leading the Change,” developed by its Center for Public Education (CPE).

“Although student achievement is up in most places, not all...

The National School Boards Association (NSBA) today posted a set of top resources on public education through its national campaign, “Stand Up 4 Public Schools.” A primary focus of the national campaign is to inform community engagement efforts...

The National School Boards Association named Swan Valley School District in Saginaw, Mich., Albemarle County Public Schools in Charlottesville, Va., and ABC Unified School District in Cerritos, Calif., the grand prize winners in the 21th annual Magna Awards.

The Magna Awards, a program...

The National School Boards Association's Technology Leadership Network is happy to announce its “20 to Watch” honorees for 2014-15. These distinctive education leaders from across the country are being recognized for their ability to inspire colleagues to explore and embrace innovative...

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