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Today’s high school graduates can be ready for both college and the workplace with the right preparation and credentials


Alexandria, Va. (June 1, 2016) - NSBA's Center for Public Education new report shows that students with high credentials achieved higher economic and social outcomes than two-year degree holders and students who don’t complete their college education, and second only to outcomes for four-year degree holders. High credentialed non-college goers earned 39 percent more than non-credentialed non-college goers, and 21 percent more than 2-year degree holders at age 26 ($18.71 per hour compared to $13.42 and $15.43 respectively). The high credentials group trailed the 4-year degree graduates in hourly wage by only 3.4 percent

Alexandria, Va. (May 13, 2016) - “The National School Boards Association (NSBA) and its members are committed to protecting students and ensuring they have equal opportunity to receive the best education possible and fulfill their potential.

NSBA’s Council of School Attorneys (COSA) honored Nancy Fredman Krent with the 2016 COSA Lifetime Achievement Award, in recognition of her outstanding service to public schools, the profession, and the mission of COSA to “improve the practice of school law … by providing leadership in legal advocacy for public schools.”

Number of Teachers May Not Be Significantly Different Than Five Years Ago

Shortages Present in Many Districts and States and Staffing Gaps Persist Between High- and Low-Minority Schools as Well as High- and Low-Poverty Schools

NSBA announces its president and board leadership for 2016-17:  Miranda Beard of Mississippi’s Laurel School District, President; Kevin Ciak of New Jersey’s Sayreville School District, President-elect; and Frank C. Pugh of California’s Santa Rosa City School District, Secretary-Treasurer. NSBA’s 2015-16 President, John Tuttle of Oklahoma’s Kellyville Public Schools, will now serve as Immediate Past-President.

Alexandria, Va. (April 18, 2016) — 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 Boston, Massachusetts.

Alexandria, Va. (April 18, 2016) - 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, April 9-11, in Boston, Massachusetts.

Washington, DC - April 11, 2016 - The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts today announced the Owensboro Public Schools Board of Education in Owensboro, Kentucky, will receive the 28th annual Kennedy Center and National School Boards Association (NSBA) Award. The award, which includes a $10,000 prize, will be presented today by Mario R. Rossero, Senior Vice President of Education at the Kennedy Center, at the National School Boards Association’s Annual Conference in Boston, Massachusetts.

Center for Digital Education's Digital School Districts Survey Awards recognize schools that are helping expand student and parent engagement, use of data analytics and more

SACRAMENTO, Calif.  (March 30, 2016)School districts’ use of technologies such as digital literacy training for parents, student-run technology support centers, robotic systems that record classroom teaching and learning, and data analytics earned top rankings in the Center for Digital Education’s and National School Boards Association’s annual Digital School Districts  Survey.

Now in its 12th year, the Digital School Districts Survey Awards recognize exemplary use of  technology by school boards and districts.

Virginia, Georgia, and New Jersey school districts earn top ranking in their enrollment category.

Alexandria, Va.  (March 16, 2016) – The National School Boards Association (NSBA) is happy to announce the six companies selected for its annual Technology Innovation Showcase.

“The Technology Innovation Showcase was created to introduce school leaders to new approaches, enabled by technology, that address real issues in K-12 education,” said Thomas J. Gentzel, NSBA’s Executive Director. “With its unique focus on the intersection of education policy and technology practice, NSBA has a long history of serving as a bridge between the entrepreneurial community and school leaders charged with making critical decisions.”

The 2016 Technology Innovation Showcase includes the following companies:


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