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While the ever-expanding role of the U.S. Department of Education in state and local level matters remains a concern, the National School Boards Association (NSBA) acknowledges benefits of the proposed revisions to the School Improvement Grants (SIG) program, extending the grant period from...

This posting was written by Lisa Bartusek, Executive Director of the Iowa Association of School Boards.

For decades, “local control” have been buzz words for school boards and those of us who dedicate our professional lives to advocating for and...

Sonja H. Trainor, a Senior Staff Attorney at the National School Boards Association, was quoted in The New York Times in an article that focused...

With the U.S. Supreme Court (SCOTUS) set to open its October 2014-2015 term on Monday Oct. 6, one can only wonder if it will continue to pass on school district cases. According to Education Week’s analysis, it has been over five years since SCOTUS has decided on a case involving school...

The National School Boards Association’s (NSBA’s) Council of Urban Boards of Education (CUBE) today announced two recipients of the 2014 Benjamin Elijah Mays Lifetime Achievement Award; Lock P. Beachum, Sr. of Youngstown City School District, Ohio, and Elizabeth Daniels, of Portsmouth City...

Van Henri White

The Academy of Education Arts and Sciences presented Van Henri White, Chair of the National School Boards Association’s (NSBA)Council of Urban Boards of Education (CUBE) and President of the...

The U.S. Department of Education (ED) today announced guidance in the form of a dear colleague letter to states, school districts, and schools to ensure that students have equal access to educational resources.

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Patte Barth, Director of the Center for Public Education at the National School Boards Association, discusses the development of reading skills during her recent interview with Hari Sreenivasan of PBS NewsHour. Barth speaks about the importance of reading at grade level and how extending reading...

In response to the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC’s) call for comments, the National School Boards Association (NSBA)` today submitted a filing, urging the FCC to approve a permanent increase in funding to allow schools and public libraries to keep pace with the rapidly increasing...

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