Press Releases

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(April 9, 2018) - The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts today announced the Guilford County Schools Board of Education in Greensboro, North Carolina, has received the 30th annual Kennedy Center and National School Boards Association (NSBA) Award.

Alexandria, Va. (April 7, 2018) — The National School Boards Association (NSBA) 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 San Antonio, Texas.

Alexandria, Va. (April 3, 2018) -- The National School Boards Association’s Council of School Attorneys (COSA) will present its Lifetime Achievement Award to James C. Hanks on April 7, 2018.

The Digital School Districts Survey honors districts for digital learning initiatives, expanded STEM instruction and labs, and more.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – March 29, 2018 – The Center for Digital Education is proud to announce the winners of the 2017-18 Digital School Districts Survey Awards. These districts are innovating in exemplary ways by investing in tools and learning models for the next-generation learners. Now in its 14th year, the Digital School Districts Survey Awards recognize commendable use of technology by school boards and districts. The awards are presented by the Center for Digital Education at the National School Boards Association’s annual conference each spring. 


(March 27, 2018) - The passing of Linda Brown is a sad day for supporters of public education. Brown is the central person in the historic case of Brown v. Board of Education, which profoundly impacted public education by ending segregation in public schools.

Support for Students in Public Schools Strengthens Nation

Alexandria, Va. (March 23, 2018) - NSBA Executive Director & CEO Thomas J. Gentzel today released the following statement:

Alexandria, Va.  (March 22, 2018) – The National School Boards Association (NSBA) announced today the six companies selected for its annual Technology Innovation Showcase.

Magna Magic in Illinois, Delaware and Virginia

Alexandria, Va., (March 13, 2018) – Leyden High School District 212, Franklin Park, Illinois; Red Clay Consolidated School District, Wilmington, Delaware; and Newport News Public Schools, Newport News, Virginia, are the grand-prize winners in the 24th annual Magna Awards program sponsored by the National School Boards Association’s flagship magazine, American School Board Journal (ASBJ). This year, the Magna Awards recognize school districts and their leaders for their efforts to bring educational equity to their students.


Alexandria, Va. (February 16, 2018) - NSBA Executive Director & CEO Thomas J. Gentzel today released the following statement in response to the Trump Administration’s proposed FY 2018-19 budget:

Alexandria, Va., (January 16, 2018) – Nearly 20 percent of the country’s students are enrolled in rural schools, yet are not provided the same focus in national policy or research as students in urban and suburban school districts.


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