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Over 800 public school advocates from across the country gathered in Washington, D.C., Feb. 4-6 for NSBA’s 2018 Advocacy Institute.

Two days of programming sessions, panel presentations, and breakouts covered critical issues affecting public education. The event provided insights and...

Before an audience of more than 400 education leaders, educators, and public-school advocates from across the country, NSBA President Kevin Ciak opened the 3rd annual Equity Symposium with the association’s newly established vision of educational equity, projected on the screen behind him....

Nearly 20 percent of the country’s students are enrolled in rural schools, yet are not provided the same focus in national policy or research as students in urban and suburban school districts. “Out...

They came for the technology. And they stayed for the furniture.

In an instructional technology site visit organized by the National School Boards Association in November, 96 visitors from across the state and nation spent two days in the East Irondequoit Central School District. When...

The editors at TrustEd recently compiled their 2017 list of 20 education thought leaders that contribute to the national dialogue and are worth listening to. TrustEd honored Tom Gentzel, NSBA’s executive director and CEO, by including him in the list for his...

NSBA Executive Director & CEO Thomas J. Gentzel today released the following statement in response to Senate action related to President Trump’s proposed tax reform:

“NSBA is deeply troubled by the U.S. Senate’s version of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Tax reform should cultivate state...

When people think of “urban education” in its most favorable light, they think of dedicated education professionals working hard in difficult conditions to eliminate the achievement gap by raising the academic achievement levels of their low-income, disadvantaged students.

However, a...

School districts readily accept their responsibility to provide a high quality public education for each and every student. It’s what they do. In the case of a child with a disability, school districts will develop and carry out an IEP, or individualized education plan, for the student that is...

I have a Sunday morning ritual that consists of enjoying a great breakfast while watching NBC’s “Meet the Press.” A few weeks ago, during this ritual, I received a phone call from a local newspaper reporter who covers high school sports. I have great respect for Greg. He not only covers the play...

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Public schools are where most children learn. They are major employers, they are reference points (“turn left at the middle school”), and they are gathering places. They are a community asset, whose continued success is entrusted to the citizens themselves and led by their representatives on...

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