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Statement by National School Boards Association Executive Director & CEO on President's Executive Order

Alexandria, Va., (April 26, 2017) - NSBA Executive Director & CEO Thomas J. Gentzel today released the following statement in response to President Donald Trump's executive order “Enforcing Statutory Prohibitions on Federal Control of Education:”

Alexandria, Va. (April 3, 2017) – The National School Boards Association's (NSBA) Technology Leadership Network (TLN) announces its “20 to Watch” honorees for 2016-2017. These education leaders from across the country are being recognized for their ability to inspire colleagues to explore and embrace innovative technology solutions and instructional strategies that contribute to high-quality learning experiences for all students.

Alexandria, Va. (March 30, 2017) - The National School Boards Association’s (NSBA) Council of Urban Boards of Education (CUBE) elected leaders and new members to its Steering Committee during its annual business meeting at NSBA’s Annual Conference, March 25-27, in Denver, Colorado.

Alexandria, Va. (March 28, 2017) – The National School Boards Association (NSBA) today announced the second phase of Stand Up 4 Public Schools, a national public education campaign that reveals the true teaching and learning in public schools and it provides a means for people to demonstrate support for their community-based schools.

Alexandria, Va. (March 28, 2017) — The National School Boards Association’s (NSBA’s) Council of School Attorneys (COSA), the national network of attorneys representing K-12 public school districts, elected new leaders and directors at its recent annual meeting in Denver, Colorado.

Lexington County School District One Earns National Recognition; Will Use $10,000 to Further Enhance Its Commitment to Arts Education


Washington, D.C. (March 27, 2017) - The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts announced today the Lexington County School District One Board of Trustees in Lexington, South Carolina, has received the 29th annual Kennecy Center and National School Boards Association (NSBA) Award.  The award, which includes a $10,00 prize, was presented on Saturday, March 25, at the NSBA's Annual Conference in Denver, Colorado.  Read the entire press release here.

Alexandria, Va. (March 27, 2017) — The National School Boards Association (NSBA) today announces its president and board leadership for 2017-18:  Kevin E. Ciak of New Jersey’s Sayreville Public Schools, President; Frank C. Pugh of California’s Santa Rosa City Schools District, President-elect; Beth Branham of South Carolina’s Lexington School District Two, Secretary-Treasurer. Miranda A. Beard of Mississippi’s Laurel School District will now serve as Immediate Past-President.

Alexandria, Va. (March 22, 2017) - The National School Boards Association’s Council of School Attorneys (COSA) will present its Lifetime Achievement Award to Martin Semple on March 24, 2017.

Alexandria, Va.  (March 21, 2017) – The National School Boards Association (NSBA) announced today the four companies selected for its annual Technology Innovation Showcase. 

The 2017 class -- Allovue, FressGrade, k12itc, and Living Tree --will be featured in an exclusive area of the exhibition and participate in a Tech Innovation Showcase panel during the NSBA Annual Conference in Denver, March 25-27, 2017. Later this summer, they will be featured in NSBA’s magazine for school leaders, American School Board Journal, and participate in a webinar hosted by NSBA’s Technology Leadership Network (TLN). 

National award program recognizes innovation and excellence in public schools

Alexandria, Va. (March 17, 2017) – Upper St. Clair School District, in Upper St. Clair, Pennsylvania; Piscataway Township Schools, in Piscataway, New Jersey; and Vancouver Public Schools, in Vancouver, Washington have been named the grand prize winners in the 23rd annual Magna Awards program.  

Sponsored by the National School Boards Association’s (NSBA’s) flagship magazine, American School Board Journal (ASBJ), the Magna Awards recognize school districts and their leaders for taking bold and innovative steps to improve the lives of students and their communities. The Magna Awards are supported by Sodexo, a leader in delivering sustainable, integrated facilities management and food service operations.

“Creativity and innovation are needed to help students realize their full potential,” said Thomas J. Gentzel, NSBA Executive Director and CEO. “The Magna Award-winning districts are prime examples of how public schools all over the country are working to give students a high-quality education and life.”

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