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NSBA, PSBA and NASDSE Call on U.S. Supreme Court to Curb Lengthy IDEA Litigation

Alexandria, Va. (July 29, 2014 ) - The National School Boards Association (NSBA), joined by the Pennsylvania School Boards Association (PSBA) and the National Association of State Directors of Special Education (NASDSE), today filed a “friend of the court” (amicus) brief in the U.S. Supreme Court in the case of M.R. v. Ridley School District. At issue in the case is whether school districts must continue paying for a student’s private placement once a court finds the school district provided the child with a free appropriate public education (FAPE). 

Heather Dean named Chief Financial Officer for National School Boards Association

Alexandria, Va. (July 17, 2014) - Association finance professional Heather Dean has joined the National School Boards Association (NSBA) as Assistant Executive Director for Finance and Administration. In this role, Dean will function as Chief Financial Officer and will supervise NSBA’s finance, information technologies, and office services departments.

NSBA Hails Changes in the FCC E-Rate Modernization Plan as a Positive Step

Alexandria, Va. (July 11, 2014) - The National School Boards Association (NSBA) welcomes the decision by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to improve the long oversubscribed E-rate program, while also noting remaining funding gaps. This was reinforced by FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler, who announced that the FCC will consider added funding for E-rate in a future call for public input.

NSBA Names Michael C. Zola as Head of Federal Advocacy and Public Policy

Alexandria, Va. (July 10, 2014) - The National School Boards Association (NSBA) announced today that veteran education policymaker Michael C. Zola will join the organization as its Associate Executive Director, Federal Advocacy and Public Policy.  Zola will oversee NSBA’s legislative advocacy division, including the National School Boards Action Center, NSBA’s 501(c)(4) organization, and the Center for Public Education, NSBA’s research arm

New NSBA’s Center for Public Education Report Shows Mayor-School Board Collaboration Strengthens School Governance

NSBA Welcomes the Introduction of the Local School Board Governance and Flexibility Act in the U.S. Senate

Alexandria, Va. (June 10, 2014) - The National School Boards Association (NSBA) praises the introduction today of the Local School Board Governance and Flexibility Act (S. 2451) in the U.S. Senate by Sen. James M. Inhofe (R-Okla.). The legislation would protect local school district governance from unnecessary and counterproductive federal intrusion from the U.S. Department of Education (ED).

Senator James M. Inhofe receives National School Boards Association’s Congressional Special Recognition Award

Alexandria, Va. (June 5, 2014) — The National School Boards Association (NSBA) honored U.S. Senator James M. Inhofe (R-Okla.) today with the Congressional Special Recognition Award. Inhofe received the NSBA’s top Congressional award for his leadership to advance public education.  

NSBA Urges House to Give School Districts Flexibility on Nutrition Programs

Alexandria, Va. (May 19, 2014) – The National School Boards Association (NSBA) is calling for flexibility and relief from onerous regulations in federal school meal programs as the U.S. House of Representatives subcommittee responsible for funding the Department of Agriculture considers FY 2015 appropriations. (Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act)


New National School Boards Association Guide Helps School Districts Better Understand International Student Travel

Alexandria, Va. (May 14, 2014) — The National School Boards Association (NSBA) has released a new policy guide on international student travel to help school boards anticipate and interpret important legal considerations and planning issues before students reach the departure gate. 

National School Boards Association Marks 60th Anniversary of Brown Decision with Call for Equity in Education

Alexandria, Va. (May 13, 2014) — The National School Boards Association (NSBA) honors the 60th anniversary of the landmark Brown v. Board of Education ruling by calling on America’s school boards, parents and communities to continue to ensure that public education is a right made available to all students on equal terms.


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