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Nearly 6,000 public education leaders, decision makers, vendors and exhibitors from across the country are converging on Denver for the 77th Annual National School Boards Association Conference and Exposition.

The conference officially opens on Saturday, March 25, at the Colorado...

NSBA Executive Director & CEO Thomas J. Gentzel today released the following statement in response to President Donald Trump's proposed FY18 budget: 

“The Administration’s proposed $9 billion cut to the education budget is irresponsible, and it would put programs and needed support...

In response to the U.S. Department of Education’s new guide for states to use in the development of their education plans as required under ESSA...

School districts across the country struggle to recruit and retain qualified teachers. In rural areas and American Indian and Alaska Native communities, adequately staffing schools, particularly in hard-to-fill positions such as Special Education and STEM fields, and providing professional...

In response to Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai’s recent decisions affecting the universal service lifeline and e-rate programs, NSBA joined 16 other national organizations in signing the following statement:

The Education and Libraries Networks Coalition (EdLiNC...

The United States Senate today confirmed Betsy DeVos as the 11th Secretary of Education. Vice President Mike Pence cast the tie-breaking vote. 

Following DeVos’s confirmation, NSBA Executive Director and CEO, Thomas J. Gentzel issued the following statement:

NSBA congratulates...

More than six decades after Brown v. Board of Education, far too many schoolchildren still attend segregated schools. A new report from the National School Boards Association’s (NSBA) Center for Public Education (CPE), “School Segregation Then & Now,” finds that integrated schools hold...

At a time when public schools are educating more students at a higher level than ever before in history – and doing so despite enormous financial challenges – recent statements by the Trump administration are troublesome. The profound lack of knowledge about public education, as reflected in...

Join us January 29-31 in Washington, D.C. for Advocacy Institute 2017.  Benefit from key insights into Washington’s new education agenda from people who are shaping it, develop your advocacy strategy, attend timely and topical breakout sessions lead by NSBA’s knowledgeable staff and outside...

Tomorrow, December 10, is an important date in the history of public education and school governance. It is the day President Obama signed the landmark Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), which restored local governance and community ownership of public education.

ESSA was a significant...

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