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“Let me introduce our new TA, Alexa!” This may be a plot in a science fiction movie, but that day may soon come true in school. Recently, “the toy-giant Mattel announced it had pulled the plug on plans to sell an interactive gadget for children” (...

Principal’s autonomy refers to the power or authority that principals use to make major decisions around many aspects of their schools. More autonomy enables principals to exercise their leadership and contribute to the success of school performance. During the last decades, the role of public...

On the first day of school in the fall, many students find that they not only need to catch up with new friends and teachers, but also new principals. The shuffling of principals can bring new perspective and energy to a school, but a tradeoff may occur during the period of transition and...

School boards are committed to maintaining safe and supportive environments where students can learn and thrive. While the efforts of school boards across the country are significant, ensuring safe schools while improving the quality of education for all students is complex and requires the...

 

Low educational attainment and high school dropout rates are factors that affect the skills level of people with learning disabilities. According to the OECD Technical Report, PIAAC uses the International...

In response to the findings of the 2018 PDK Poll, Thomas J. Gentzel, NSBA Executive Director & CEO issued the following statement:

“The PDK Poll showed again that Americans strongly support public schools. School board members have consistently...

NSBA has released a legal guide to help school board members, as policy makers for school districts, navigate the increasingly complex world of emergency preparedness and response to instances of school safety and mass violence. “Fostering...

NSBA is pleased to recognize the National School Boards Action Center’s (NSBAC) new board leadership for 2018-19: Frank S. Henderson, Jr. from the Seaman School District, Kansas; Chris Ungar...

NSBA announces the Tennessee School Boards Association (TSBA), winner of the Leading Edge Award for its Tennessee Digital Resources Library (TDRL). The TDRL, an innovative statewide initiative, provides teachers and administrators free access to a vast collection of curated educational resources...

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“Have you ever been diagnosed or identified as having a learning disability?” Both household and incarcerated populations were asked this question in the Program for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC). As shown in Figure 1, among the U.S. household population (16-74 years...

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