National Hispanic Council

Pivotal civil rights case you probably never heard about

Several years before a welder named Oliver Brown decided his daughter ought to be able to attend the public school nearest his home in Topeka, Kansas, a prosperous Mexican-American asparagus farmer named Gonzalo Mendez became incensed that a school across the street from his ranch in Orange County, Calif., refused to admit his children.

National Hispanic Council of School Board Member List

The National Hispanic Council of School Board Members operates under a Board of Directors.

Caucus/Council News: Fall 2015

School boards are well aware that children -- particularly those living in low-income households -- benefit enormously from the safe environment, enriching activities, and supportive and caring mentorship offered by after-school programs.

Equity Symposium

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2018 Equity Symposium
February 3, 2018

Marriott Marquis
Washington, D.C.

Caucus/Council News: Spring 2015

Unlocking Opportunity for African American Girls: A Call to Action for Educational Equity, ( for African AmericanGirls_0.pdf) published in September 2014 by the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) and the Legal Defense and Educational, Inc.

Caucus/Council News: Fall 2014/Winter 2015

In the quest to overcome barriers that prevent at-risk youth from being successful at school, many districts and policymakers have turned to technology as a way to reach struggling students before it’s too late. 

Learning to Read, Reading to Learn: Why third-grade is a pivotal year for mastering literacy

The young children who enter your classrooms each year are eager for new knowledge and new experiences. They live in a world of words— sung, spoken, written, displayed on signs and screens, words of power and meaning that they are keen to grasp. The children’s needs are many: for safety, good food and health, affection, confidence, and all the care their families and teachers can provide.

Foster atmosphere of caring for all kids

Photo courtesy of Lifetouch Photography


Richard Santana, once a third-generation member of one of California’s largest gangs, put the focus on transformation – in message and in action – during his speech to the National Hispanic Council of School Board Members’ Sunday breakfast at NSBA's annual conference in Nashville.

NSBA announces new National Hispanic Council Chair

Lillian Tafoya was recently elected to serve as Chair of the National School Boards Association’s National Hispanic Council of School Board Members.

Currently President of the Kern County School Boards Association, and a member of the California School Boards Association’s Delegate Assembly and the Local Control Funding Formula/Local Control and Accountability Plans Collaborative, Tafoya brings a wealth of board leadership experience.

Partnerships, Not Pushouts: A Guide for School Board Members on Community Partnerships for Student Success

"Partnerships, Not Pushouts: A Guide for School Board Members on Community Partnerships for Student Success” reflect the importance of school boards working in partnership with various stakeholders in supporting the success of all students. It also serves as a blueprint for school board members who wish to create a better-coordinated system of supports for children and their families.  The guide was created by National School Boards Association, in partnership with other national education organizations. 


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