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Alexandria, Va. (March 25, 2014) – Today, National School Boards Association (NSBA) President David A. Pickler testified on education funding issues before the U.S. House of Representatives’ Appropriations Committee’s Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies. Pickler was the only witness selected from the K-12 community to address specifically the funding needs of America’s public schools. 

Alexandria, Va.  (March 13, 2014) – The National School Boards Association (NSBA) announced today the six companies selected for its annual Technology Innovation Showcase. “The Technology Innovation Showcase was created to highlight emerging companies that are using new technologies for products or services in K-12 education in ways that were virtually impossible to deliver otherwise,” said Thomas J. Gentzel, NSBA’s Executive Director. “The 2014 companies serve as a reminder to always look for new approaches to old challenges.”

Innovative technology solutions support high quality, 21st century instruction

Alexandria, Va. (March 7, 2014) – The National School Boards Association's (NSBA) Technology Leadership Network (TLN) announces its “20 to Watch” honorees for 2013-2014. These distinctive education leaders from across the country are being recognized for their ability to inspire colleagues to incorporate innovative technology solutions that contribute to high-quality learning environments and more efficient school district operations. 

To assure E-rate goals, FCC must address the funding needs of schools and libraries

Alexandria, Va. (March 6, 2014) — The National School Boards Association (NSBA) Executive Director Thomas J. Gentzel issued the following statement on the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Public Notice on the Wireline Competition Bureau Seeks Focused Comment on E-rate Modernization to modernize the E-rate program and increase the quality and speed of Internet connectivity in our nation’s schools.

National award program recognizes local school boards for taking bold and innovative steps to advance public education

NSBA's American School Board Journal (ASBJ) announces the 20th Annual Magna Awards.  The Magna awards, supported by Sodexho, are highlighted in the April issue of ASBJ.

Alexandria, Va. (March 3, 2014) - In celebration of the National School Boards Association’s (NSBA) partnership with New Regency, Penguin Books, and the filmmakers to distribute "12 Years a Slave" to public high schools, NSBA congratulates the film’s Director Steve McQueen for winning the 2014 Academy Award for Best Picture.

Alexandria, Va. (Feb. 21, 2014) – The National School Boards Association (NSBA) is partnering with New Regency, Penguin Books, and the filmmakers to distribute copies of the acclaimed film, book, and study guide 12 Years a Slave to America’s public high schools.

Alexandria, Va. (Feb. 18, 2014) - In partnership with its state associations, the National School Boards Association (NSBA) has launched, an all-new national campaign to highlight the success of public education. The campaign features advertisements with celebrity advocates and public school graduates to tell their stories of public education.

Alexandria, Va. (Feb. 12, 2014) – Thomas J. Gentzel, Executive Director of the National School Boards Association (NSBA), and Daniel A. Domenech, Executive Director of AASA, The School Superintendents Association, issued a joint statement today in response to new legislation introduced by Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa), Chairman, U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee. The new bill would reduce the authority of states and local school districts to decide the appropriate use of restraint and seclusion in public schools. Restraint and seclusion are used as a last resort in situations that may endanger the safety and welfare of students, teachers and other school personnel.

Alexandria, Va. (Feb. 10, 2014) – Thousands of school board members, administrators, and educators will convene in New Orleans to take part in the National School Boards Association's (NSBA) 74th Annual Conference, April 5-7, 2014.  The theme of this year’s conference is “Transforming Leadership,” and will focus on inspiring and equipping school leaders to become agents of change in their districts toward creating more dynamic and empowering public schools across the country.  


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