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Alexandria, Va. (October 4, 2014) -- The National School Boards Association’s (NSBA) Council of Urban Boards of Education (CUBE) announces the district winners of the 2014 Annual Award for Urban School Board Excellence; Georgia’s Fulton County Schools and Tennessee’s Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools.

Alexandria, Va. (Oct. 3, 2014) – The National School Boards Association’s (NSBA’s) Council of Urban Boards of Education (CUBE) announces two recipients of the 2014 Benjamin Elijah Mays Lifetime Achievement Award; Dr. Elizabeth Daniels, Portsmouth City Schools, Virginia, and Lock P. Beachum, Sr. of Youngstown City School District, Ohio.

Alexandria, Va. (Sept. 29, 2014) – In a new report, The Path Least Taken: A Quest to Learn More About High School Graduates Who don’t Go on to College, the National School Boards Association’s (NSBA), Center for Public Education (CPE) shifts the discussion about college and career readiness from graduates who go to college after high school, toward non college-goers. CPE’s analysis shows the non college-going group to be much smaller than previously thought--only 21 percent of high school graduates don’t proceed to a two- or four- year college by age 20 and by age 26 that percentage reduces to 12.

Alexandria, Va. (Sept. 22, 2014) – The White House will honor ten Latino educators as part of its "Champions of Change" program for those whose extraordinary work is advancing the education of our next generation of Americans. Today at the White House at 10:15 a.m. EDT. Van Henri White, Chair of the National School Boards Association’s (NSBA) Council of Urban Boards of Education (CUBE) and President of the Rochester City School Board (N.Y.), will participate in this event.

Alexandria, Va. (Sept. 18, 2014) – The National School Boards Association (NSBA) has partnered with New Regency, Fox Searchlight, Penguin Books, and the filmmakers to make copies of the acclaimed film, book, and study guide “12 Years a Slave” available to America’s public high schools.

Alexandria, Va. (Sept. 3, 2014) - Whether school superintendents are “vital or irrelevant” is the focus of a newly issued report by the Brown Center on Education Policy at Brookings. The premise of the report is that it fills the gap in the paucity of available data on the impact of superintendents on student achievement.

Local Community Public Schools Earn High Marks – A&B – from Public School Parents

Alexandria, Va. (Aug. 20, 2014) - The 46th Annual PDK/Gallup Poll of the Public’s Attitudes Toward Public Schools shows that over half of Americans – 56 percent – say local school boards should have the greatest influence in deciding what is taught in the public schools.

Third Circuit Decision Imposes Unnecessary Financial and Educational Burdens on Public Schools

Alexandria, Va. (July 29, 2014 ) - The National School Boards Association (NSBA), joined by the Pennsylvania School Boards Association (PSBA) and the National Association of State Directors of Special Education (NASDSE), today filed a “friend of the court” (amicus) brief in the U.S. Supreme Court in the case of M.R. v. Ridley School District. At issue in the case is whether school districts must continue paying for a student’s private placement once a court finds the school district provided the child with a free appropriate public education (FAPE). 

Alexandria, Va. (July 17, 2014) - Association finance professional Heather Dean has joined the National School Boards Association (NSBA) as Assistant Executive Director for Finance and Administration. In this role, Dean will function as Chief Financial Officer and will supervise NSBA’s finance, information technologies, and office services departments.

Further Improvements Vital

Alexandria, Va. (July 11, 2014) - The National School Boards Association (NSBA) welcomes the decision by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to improve the long oversubscribed E-rate program, while also noting remaining funding gaps. This was reinforced by FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler, who announced that the FCC will consider added funding for E-rate in a future call for public input.

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