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NSBA Launches New Initiative to Reauthorize and Fully Fund the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act

NSBA launched an initiative to advocate for the reauthorization and full funding of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). NSBA will highlight the critical need for the federal government to fulfill a long overdue promise to provide equal access to public education for all students and work with Congress to update this vital law.

NSBA Statement in Response to the U.S. Department of Education’s Call for an Expansion of the D.C. Voucher Program

In response to the U.S. Department of Education's call for an expansion of the D.C. voucher program, NSBA Executive Director and CEO Thomas J. Gentzel released the following statement:

NSBA Welcomes UnitedHealthcare as Health and Wellness Partner

We are pleased to announce that UnitedHealthcare is NSBA’s Health and Wellness Partner.

New Study from Center for Public Education Links Apprenticeships to 21st Century Skills

Alexandria, Va., (October 16, 2018)— The Center for Public Education (CPE), a research arm of the National School Boards Association (NSBA) announced today the release of A New Look at Apprenticeship: Linking School to 21st Century Skills, which examines apprenticeships, finding them to be an effective, key element in helping students acquire the knowledge and skills needed to be successful after high school graduation.

NSBA Statement on the 2018 PDK Poll Findings

In response to the 2018 PDK Poll, NSBA Executive Director & CEO, Thomas J. Gentzel issued the following statement:

NSBA Releases Comprehensive School Safety Guide

Alexandria, Va. (August 22, 2018) “Fostering Safer Schools, A Legal Guide for School Board Members on School Safety” takes a fresh look through a legal lens at school safety. The guide identifies key areas of concern that have emerged as looming issues including student mental health, crisis management, working with law enforcement and legal liability.

Tennessee School Boards Association Named NSBA Leading Edge Award Winner

Alexandria, Va. (August 18, 2018) – The National School Boards Association (NSBA) announced today the Tennessee School Boards Association (TSBA), winner of the Leading Edge Award for its Tennessee Digital Resources Library (TDRL). The TDRL, an innovative statewide initiative, provides teachers and administrators free access to a vast collection of curated educational resources including best teaching practices and strategies for creating individualized learning experiences for students.

NSBA Applauds Passage of Career & Technical Education for the 21st Century Act

Alexandria, Va. (July 25, 2018) - The National School Boards Association (NSBA) applauds the bipartisan effort that has resulted in the reauthorization of the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act (CTE Act). Last reauthorized in 2006, the CTE Act is a vital source of federal support for our students, helping them gain the academic and practical skills they need for successful careers.

NSBA Center for Public Education Examines Teaching in Finland and the U.S.

The NSBA's Center for Public Education (CPE) explores the differences between teaching in Finland and the United States. 

NSBA Statement on Supreme Court’s Decision in South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc., et al.

NSBA Executive Director & CEO Thomas J. Gentzel today released the following statement in response to the Supreme Court’s Decision in South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc., et al.:


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