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NSBA Announces New Board Leadership: Anne M. Byrne of New York to Serve as President

Alexandria (April 10, 2014) – School board leader Anne M. Byrne of New York’s Nanuet Union Free School District was named the 67th President of the National School Boards Association (NSBA) at the association’s Annual Conference in New Orleans.

NSBA Encourages FCC to Modernize E-rate Program

Alexandria, Va. (March 6, 2014) — The National School Boards Association (NSBA) Executive Director Thomas J. Gentzel issued the following statement on the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Public Notice on the Wireline Competition Bureau Seeks Focused Comment on E-rate Modernization to modernize the E-rate program and increase the quality and speed of Internet connectivity in our nation’s schools.

Top 10 Digital School Districts Survey Identifies Innovative Uses of Technology Supported by School Boards

Alexandria, Va. (March 26, 2014) - Top-ranked school districts have been announced in the tenth annual Digital School Districts Survey by the Center for Digital Education (CDE) and the National School Boards Association (NSBA). The survey showcases exemplary school boards’ and districts’ use of technology to govern the district, communicate with students, parents and the community, and improve district operations.

NSBA Provides Recommendations to the FCC to Improve the E-Rate Program

Alexandria, Va. (April 4, 2014) — The National School Boards Association (NSBA) Executive Director Thomas J. Gentzel issued the following comments on the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Public Notice on the Wireline Competition Bureau Seeks Focused Comment on E-rate Modernization to provide key recommendations to modernize the E-rate program and increase the quality and speed of Internet connectivity in our nation’s schools and libraries.  NSBA applauds the FCC’s proactive efforts to ensure efficient operation and integrity of E-rate; increase the quality and speed of connectivity in our nation’s schools; and address the technology gaps that remain.

NSBA’s Council of School Attorneys Elects New Leadership for 2014-2015

New Orleans (April 5, 2014) – The National School Boards Association’s (NSBA) Council of School Attorneys (COSA), the national network of attorneys representing K-12 public school districts whose mission is to support school attorneys and provide leadership in legal advocacy for public schools, elected new leaders and directors during its annual meeting in New Orleans. The 22-member Board of Directors oversees COSA’s continuing legal education programming and working groups for its 3,000+ members across the United States and Canada.

NSBA's Council of School Attorneys Honors Two Pillars of School Law Community

New Orleans  (April 4, 2014) - The National School Boards Association’s (NSBA) Council of School Attorneys (COSA) honored two school board attorneys who have provided exemplary service to school board clients and the school law community at the 2014 Annual School Law Seminar.  Both men are receiving the award in recognition of their long and outstanding service to public schools, the profession, and the mission of COSA to “improve the practice of school law by providing leadership in legal advocacy for public schools.”

NSBA Names "20 to Watch" Education Technology Leaders

Alexandria, Va. (March 7, 2014) – The National School Boards Association's (NSBA) Technology Leadership Network (TLN) announces its “20 to Watch” honorees for 2013-2014. These distinctive education leaders from across the country are being recognized for their ability to inspire colleagues to incorporate innovative technology solutions that contribute to high-quality learning environments and more efficient school district operations. 

NSBA Announces 2014 Education Technology Innovation Showcase

Alexandria, Va.  (March 13, 2014) – The National School Boards Association (NSBA) announced today the six companies selected for its annual Technology Innovation Showcase. “The Technology Innovation Showcase was created to highlight emerging companies that are using new technologies for products or services in K-12 education in ways that were virtually impossible to deliver otherwise,” said Thomas J. Gentzel, NSBA’s Executive Director. “The 2014 companies serve as a reminder to always look for new approaches to old challenges.”

NSBA’s Center for Public Education Finds High School Rigor and Academic Advising Helps Students Succeed in College

Alexandria, Va. (Oct. 11, 2012) - A new study from the National School Board Association’s Center for Public Education shows how students can succeed once they enter college. The report, “High school rigor and good advice: Setting up students to succeed,” found that high-level courses in high school, particularly in mathematics, and college help students earn their degrees. 

NSBA Praises Senate’s Passage of Bipartisan Budget Act; Encourages Lawmakers to Prioritize Education Funding

Alexandria, Va. (Dec. 18, 2013) - The following statement is by the National School Boards Association Executive Director Thomas J. Gentzel praising the U.S. Senate for passing the budget plan known as the Bipartisan Budget Act, which seeks to restore many of the cuts to prek-12 education:

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