Equity & Discrimination

Equity Symposium West: Digital Equity in Public Schools

Equity Symposium West offers a dynamic learning opportunity for school board members, public education advocates, and community leaders who make educational equity a priority.

The program begins with site visits, to schools serving high concentrations of minority and at-risk student populations, that demonstrate quality teaching, effective integration of technology and impactful learning environments that include STEM and career and technology programs.

NSBA Announces New Phase of Work to Advance Equity and Excellence in Education and Appoints Verjeana M. Jacobs, Esq. as Chief Equity and Member Services Officer

Alexandria, Va., June 18, 2018 -- The National School Boards Association (NSBA) announces it has named Verjeana M. Jacobs, Esquire, as Chief Equity and Member Services Officer to lead NSBA’s work to attain educational equity for public schoolchildren through local school board governance. She will report to Thomas J. Gentzel, NSBA’s Executive Director and CEO.

Save the Date: School Safety & Equity Twitter Chat, Thurs. June 21, 7-8 pm ET

Join us Thursday, June 21, at 7 p.m. EDT on Twitter, to discuss School Safety and Equity.  Our co-host for the chat is AASA, the School Superintendents Association.

To participate, come to NSBA’s twitter page @NSBAComm Thursday, June 21, from 7-8 p.m. EDT and use the hashtags #NSBAEquity and #Supts4Equity.

Questions we’ll pose during the chat include:

1. Whose job is it to ensure schools ar safe?

2. Are schools respnsible for community safety, too?

3. When it comes to equity and safety, are there any overlaps?

Regents of University of California v. U.S. Department of Homeland Security (9th Cir.)

Equity & Discrimination: Amicus brief in support of motion for a preliminary injunction to bar United States government from terminating the DACA program.

Three School Districts Earn Top Honors in 2018 Magna for Equity Programs

Alexandria, Va., (March 13, 2018) – Leyden High School District 212, Franklin Park, Illinois; Red Clay Consolidated School District, Wilmington, Delaware; and Newport News Public Schools, Newport News, Virginia, are the grand-prize winners in the 24th annual Magna Awards program sponsored by the National School Boards Association’s flagship magazine, American School Board Journal (ASBJ). This year, the Magna Awards recognize school districts and their leaders for their efforts to bring educational equity to their students.


NSBA’s Vision for Equity in Public Education

The promise of public education is for every child to succeed in school and life. To realize this promise, every child must be given resources, supports, and interventions based on his or her needs. The nation's school boards are uniquely positioned to fulfill this promise to all students, which is why NSBA is committed to educational equity for all children in public schools.

J.A.W. v. Evansville Vanderburgh Sch. Corp.

ACLU-IN's legal complaint on behalf of transgender student seeking access to gender specific facilities at school on the basis of gender identity.

Equity Symposium 2018: Identifying & eradicating discriminatory practices, prejudices & beliefs

Before an audience of more than 400 education leaders, educators, and public-school advocates from across the country, NSBA President Kevin Ciak opened the 3rd annual Equity Symposium with the association’s newly established vision of educational equity, projected on the screen behind him.

Vidal v. Nielsen (E.D. N.Y.)

Equity & Discrimination: Amicus brief in support of motion for a preliminary injunction to bar the United States government from terminating the DACA program


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