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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...

NSBA Executive Director & CEO Thomas J. Gentzel today released the following statement in response to congressional action related to President Trump’s proposed tax reform, which includes the elimination of the State and Local Tax (SALT) Deduction:

"The elimination of the state and...

Public schools across the country work to ensure that every one of their students receives a high-quality education and the tools, resources, and supports needed to succeed. To help accomplish this mission, public schools must employ thousands of administrative, instructional and support workers...

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NSBA's Advocacy Institute 2018 entitled, "Elected. Engaged. Empowered: Representing the Voice in Public Education," will be held on February 4-6, 2018 at the Marriott Marquis in Washington, D.C. The conference will convene Members of Congress, national thought-leaders, state association...

When you ask a school principal why she chose a career in education—and she tears up as she tries to answer—you get a hint that you’re talking to an educator who cares about her students.

Earlier this year, I spoke to just such a principal: Nancy Chave, who helped found the innovative...

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This past weekend NSBA’s Council of Urban Boards of Education (CUBE) held its 50th Annual Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana.

On opening day of the conference, CUBE members got a first-hand look at St. Charles Parish Public Schools, a triple A school system focused on academics,...

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With more than two decades of experience developing pre-K-12 education policy and leading successful advocacy initiatives, Kelly Pollitt today joins NSBA as Chief Advocacy Officer (CAO). Pollitt will oversee NSBA’s Federal Advocacy & Public Policy group which develops policies and strategies...

Talk to teachers at Winnona Park Elementary School in Decatur, Georgia, and you get the impression that they’ve won the education lottery: a dream job.

Why? Years ago, the school implemented an innovative instructional model known as expeditionary learning—or EL Education—that emphasizes...

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Topeka Public Schools Superintendent Tiffany Anderson greeted us in the lobby of the district’s Burnett Administrative Center early on a Tuesday morning. Dressed in her trademark white sneakers, skirt and jacket suit, and scarf draped around her neck, she was welcoming and friendly but already...

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