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July 24, 2018

Most of the nation’s children (87%) attend public schools guided by community members who serve on district school boards. These local leaders, the majority of whom are elected (88% v. 12%), set the vision and align a district’s resources to advance learning goals. Periodically, the National School Boards Association conducts research to describe who is serving on America’s school boards and to understand the issues and priorities they have for their students in their districts. NSBA, in partnership with K12 Insight, conducted Today’s School Boards and Their Priorities for Tomorrow, between Nov. 14, 2017 and Feb. 12, 2018.

July 23, 2018

Executive Summary of NSBA's 2018 Survey conducted in partnership with K12 Insight.

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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