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The National School Boards Association with leading state and local government organizations filed an amicus brief today asking the High Court to affirm the Tenth Circuit...

The IDEA Full Funding Act was reintroduced Jan. 27 by a bipartisan group of Congressmen in the U.S. House of Representatives. The bill would require regular increases in Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) spending to finally meet the federal government’s commitment to America’s...

NSBA’s Executive Director Thomas J. Gentzel reveals what school “choice” really is: a diversion of public money to for-profit ventures. In an article published by the Huffington Post today, Gentzel writes:

“This week is National School Choice Week, self-described as ‘an unprecedented...

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U.S. public schools do not stack up against international competition – we hear this repeatedly, especially when a fresh set of international test scores are released.

However, a new report suggests that it’s a mistake to use only test scores to rank education systems. When social and...

At today’s U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee Hearing – Fixing No Child Left Behind: Testing and Accountability [available in its entirety on the senate.gov website...

The National School Boards Association, the leading advocate for public education, shares the President’s sentiment expressed in the State of the Union address to "prepare our kids for a more competitive world."   We are pleased the President reports that "today, our younger students have earned...

Kappan Magazine recently published “Student data privacy is cloudy today, clearer tomorrow,” an article by Sonja Trainor, Director of the Council of School Attorneys, National School Boards Association (NSBA).  In the article Trainor delves into the issue of student data privacy and the growing...

The U.S. Department of Education's Institute of Education Sciences (IES) released a new table showing the public high school 4-year adjusted cohort graduation rate (ACGR) for the United States, the 50 states and the District...

With both the Arizona House and Senate passing the legislation, Gov. Doug Ducey signed into law Thursday, Jan. 15, a graduation requirement that high school students pass the U.S. citizenship test on civics. The law affects Arizona students seeking a high school or GED diploma starting in the...

As Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN), Chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA), and other lawmakers discuss their priorities for reauthorizing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) , the National School Boards Association announces...

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