2018 Annual Conference

Cristina Jiménez Named Octaviano “Tony” Gonzales Abrazo Award Winner

The National Hispanic Council (NHC) presented this year’s Octaviano “Tony” Gonzales Abrazo Award to Cristina Jiménez, executive director and co-founder of United We Dream (UWD), the largest immigrant youth-led organization in the country.

The Abrazo Award, sponsored by McGraw-Hill Education, is given annually to an individual who has demonstrated a commitment to improving the educational opportunities of Latino children through their time, energy and resources.

Hillsborough County Public Schools honored with RISE Award for innovative equity strategies

NSBA's National Black Council of School Board Members (NBC) presented its Recognizing Innovative Strategies in Equity (RISE) Award to Hillsborough County Public Schools, Tampa, Florida, during its Annual Conference in San Antonio, April 7-9.

Hillsborough County Public Schools Honored for Enhancing Educational Equity

Alexandria, Va., (April 11, 2018) - NSBA's Black Council of School Board Members (NBC) presented its Recognizing Innovative Strategies in Equity (RISE) Award to Hillsborough County Public Schools, Tampa, Florida, during NSBA’s Annual Conference in San Antonio, April 7-9. In its inaugural year, the RISE Award honors a school board for its excellence in policies, practices, and strategies that promote and enhance equitable outcomes and career readiness for African American students.

DLR Group Innovation Challenge

High school freshmen researched and proposed solutions to one of the biggest issues in schools today -- safety and security -- in this year’s DLR Group Student Innovation Challenge at the NSBA’s Annual Conference in San Antonio.

This is the fourth year that DLR Group, the K-12 school facilities design firm, has sponsored the project-based and inquiry-based learning experience, live at Annual Conference.

Latino Leadership Forum: Supporting Latino students

The challenges facing Latino students, especially those who are undocumented, and keeping them safe, secure, and academically thriving and prepared for college or career were the focus of two panel discussions during the Latino Leadership Forum Monday at the NSBA Annual Conference in San Antonio.

NSBA announces President Frank Pugh and new board leadership

The National School Boards Association (NSBA) today announces its president and board leadership for 2018-19: Frank C. Pugh of California’s Santa Rosa City Schools District, President; Beth Branham of South Carolina’s Lexington School District Two, President-elect; and Charlie E. Wilson of Columbus, Ohio’s Worthington City Schools, Secretary-Treasurer. Kevin E. Ciak of New Jersey’s Sayreville Public Schools will now serve as Immediate Past-President.

Julián Castro calls upon school leaders to double their advocacy efforts

Decrying a “backward trend” in state capitals, Texas politician and San Antonio native Julián Castro wrapped up NSBA’s 2018 annual conference on Monday’s general session by calling upon school board members to redouble their advocacy efforts and capitalize on the opportunities that every community has to improve opportunities for young people.

Guilford County Schools Board of Education Winner of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Award

(April 9, 2018) - The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts today announced the Guilford County Schools Board of Education in Greensboro, North Carolina, has received the 30th annual Kennedy Center and National School Boards Association (NSBA) Award. The award, which includes a $10,000 prize, was presented on Saturday, April 7, at NSBA’s Annual Conference in San Antonio, Texas.

New NSBA President Frank Pugh: 'Be extraordinary'

New NSBA president Frank Pugh urged attendees at NSBA’s 78th Annual Conference in San Antonio to be strong leaders in the face of both the day to day challenges, and in the face of true tragedy and hardship. Pugh spoke at Monday’s General Session.

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