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NSBA Exec. Dir. Tom Gentzel and House Speaker John Boehner

National School Boards Association President Anne M. Byrne, Executive Director Thomas J. Gentzel (left in photo), and Deputy Associate Executive Director, Federal Advocacy and Public Policy Lucy Gettman, met with House Speaker John Boehner, thanking him for his unwavering support for local...

The National School Boards Association (NSBA) President Anne M. Byrne; Executive Director Thomas J. Gentzel; and Associate Executive Director, Federal Advocacy and Public Policy Michael C. Zola, met today with U.S. Department of Education (ED) Secretary Arne...

The National School Boards Association (NSBA) filed a “friend of the court” (amicus) brief  Feb. 2 in the North Carolina Supreme Court case Richardson v. North Carolina. The brief...

Proposed accountability rules for teacher preparation programs could have significant impact on local school districts. The National School Boards Association (NSBA) calls for local governance and flexibility for school districts, which prepare and employ millions of teachers....

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...

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