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Reports, School Law Resources
January 28, 2017

Using an FAQ format, this guide offers school boards information to help them ensure that their districts have sound policies and practices in place to protect all the data created, collected and stored as part of school operations and to respond appropriately in the event of a data breach.

July 30, 2015

FAQs for school systems and employees on the United States Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage.

March 26, 2015

A White Paper on third-grade literacy and its role in students' future success.

August 27, 2014

U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida opinion holding that Title VII preempts Title IX as to school employees' discrimination and retaliation claims unrelated to their students.

May 14, 2014

The guide explains the three types of international student travel, which include school sponsored and school district managed, school sponsored and tour-company managed, and non-school sponsored/private trips, providing guidance on recommended district-led policies for each.

April 25, 2014

This guide for school boards introduces the legal issues associated with protecting student data and suggesting best practices.

April 22, 2014

The guide reflects the importance of school boards working in partnership with various stakeholders in supporting the success of all students. It also serves as a blueprint for school board members who wish to create a better-coordinated system of supports for children and their families. 

April 1, 2013

Addressing the out-of-school suspension crisis: A policy guide for school board members.

December 1, 2011

To govern effectively, it is essential that school board members have access to the kinds of data that will result in informed decisions.

Reports, Surveys
October 1, 2010

The National School Boards Association, the Thomas B. Fordham Institute, the Iowa School Boards Foundation, and the Wallace Foundation joined together to support new research on school boards and their members. School Boards Circa 2010, Governance in the Accountability Era, presents the results of that research so as to provide parents, voters, policymakers, advocates, and educators with an informative look at the individuals and bodies charged with governing America’s schools.


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