Participant Benefits

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NatCon offers you access to an exclusive experience that delivers a national perspective through community, tools, and insights. These benefits are designed to help keep you at the forefront of public education. 

More than 15,000 public education leaders across 1,300 districts have access to a wealth of resources to drive educational equity and excellence. Most program benefits are housed in the NatCon Community, an online portal.


ASBJ (American School Board Journal)
ASBJ is an award-winning, six-times a year magazine that offers exclusive interviews and peer-tested ideas on public education. 

National Connection Daily
Start your day with a morning executive e-news briefing that will keep you current on the latest news impacting education.

Federal Insider Podcast
Get your up-to-date, inside-the-beltway education information straight from NSBA’s Chief Legal Officer Francisco M. Negrón Jr., and Director of Lobbying and Federal Legislation Deborah Rigsby.

ASBJ Brief
Mental health, equity reforms, and teacher diversity are a sampling of topics delivered to your inbox monthly. The e-newsletter provides exclusive content just for NatCon districts.

CPE Briefing Room
Through short video overviews and supplemental resources, the insights uncovered by the Center for Public Education can be used at the board table, by district leadership teams, or with community groups to help improve public schools in your district.

Legal Clips – Coming 2019
Seeking insights into trends and landmark cases? Legal Clips is the go-to electronic resource for developments in school law.

News You Can Use
Critical national education topics are regularly blogged by subject experts.

NatCon offers a series of complimentary webinars throughout the year, featuring the nation's leading thought leaders. You can interact with speakers and thinkers who are changing the educational landscape.


The Leadership Resource Center
Augment your reference tools with a collection of nationally developed summaries that inform and equip school boards with promising practices in school governance and leadership.

The Public Engagement Toolkit
Access an online resource comprised of factsheets, articles, graphics and other information to help school boards and districts explain the value of public education and local governance in consistent, constituent-friendly language.

Search our national directory of NatCon participants to reconnect with an old colleague or locate a specific board leader.


Connect with your peers face-to-face at one of our in-person events or online through the discussion board (national listserv). NatCon participants can take advantage of registration discounts, early access to housing, and more at NSBA Signature Events:


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