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NSBA Council of School Attorneys elects new leadership for 2019-2020

The National School Boards Association (NSBA) Council of School Attorneys (COSA), the national network of attorneys representing K-12 public school districts, elected new leaders and directors today at its annual meeting,  in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

NSBA Council of School Attorneys Elects New Leadership for 2019-2020

Philadelphia, Pa. (March 30, 2019) — The National School Boards Association (NSBA) Council of School Attorneys (COSA), the national network of attorneys representing K-12 public school districts, elected new leaders and directors at its annual meeting in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

COSA supports school attorneys and provides leadership in legal advocacy for public schools; its 22-member Board of Directors oversees its continuing legal education programming and working groups for its more than 3,100 members across the United States and Canada.

Oklahoma General Counsel earns COSA Distinguished Service Award

When Oklahoma superintendents are faced with a tough legal issue, they think: WWJD – what would Julie do? “They know she’ll keep them out of hot water” said Oklahoma State School Boards Association (OSSBA) Executive Director Shawn Hime.

The “Julie” he was speaking about is Julie Miller, the deputy executive director and general counsel for OSSBA. Miller received NSBA’s Council of School Attorneys (COSA) Distinguished Service Award on Friday at the School Law Seminar in Philadelphia.

COSA School Law Seminar opens with Constitutional predictions

The U.S. Supreme Court shifted when Chief Justice Anthony Kennedy retired last year. What will Kennedy’s absence as a swing voter and the addition of Justice Brett Kavanaugh mean for decisions that will affect schools and education law? While no knows the answer for sure, law professor Jeffrey Rosen discussed some predictions on how the next iteration of the Roberts Court will decide.

Rosen opened NSBA’s Council of School Attorneys (COSA) School Law Seminar on Thursday afternoon. He is the president and CEO of the National Constitution Center of Philadelphia.

U.S. Department of Commerce v. State of New York, No. 18-966 (U.S. Sup. Ct. - Merits Brief)

Equity & Discrimination: 1. Whether the district court erred in enjoining the Secretary of Commerce from reinstating a question about citizenship to the 2020 decennial census on the ground that the Secretary's decision violated the Administrative Procedure Act (APA), 5 U.S.C. 701 et seq.

NSBA Council of School Attorneys Honors Oklahoma School Attorney for Service to School Boards and Colleagues

Philadelphia, Pa. (March 29, 2019) -- The National School Boards Association’s (NSBA) Council of School Attorneys (COSA) presented its Distinguished Service Award to Julie Miller on March 29, at the morning general session of COSA’s 2019 School Law Seminar in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

2020 Annual Conference Call for Proposals

2020 Annual Conference Call for Proposals*
Submission Period:  April 8 – June 5, 2019  
 

Does your district have a success story to share?  Have your teachers, students, or administration done something extraordinary?  We want to hear about it and we want to share your best practices with your fellow school board members at NSBA’s 2020 Annual Conference in Chicago, April 4-6.

Guided Tour of the National Constitution Center

Guided tour of the National Constitution Center

REGISTRATION CLOSED

Join fellow attendees for a guided tour of the main exhibit which provides an in depth look at Signers Hall, rare artifacts and interactive displays. Guests will examine the triumphs and tragedies of “We the People” from the nation’s Founding to the Present Day.  

Explore Philadelphia

Shop the Reading Terminal Market: A food lovers paradise, this is America’s oldest farmers market!  Nearly seven million visited this indoor gem for the delicious sandwiches, artisanal cheese, unique desserts.

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