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NSBA Executive Director Elected Chair of Learning First Alliance's Board of Directors

Alexandria, Va. (July 5, 2016) – National School Boards Association (NSBA) executive director Thomas J. Gentzel was recently named chair of the Learning First Alliance’s (LFA) Board of Directors. A coalition of 14 leading education organizations, LFA represents over 10 million parents, educators, and policymakers dedicated to improving student learning in America’s public schools.

NSBA Applauds Supreme Court Decision to Uphold Public Education Diversity Efforts

Alexandria, Va. (June 23, 2016) – The National School Boards Association (NSBA), the leading advocate for public education, upholds equity and diversity as an important part of its mission. NSBA applauds today’s U.S. Supreme Court decision which upheld the principle that there is an educational interest in the benefit of diversity for all students. 

Center for Public Education Study Finds the Path to Career Readiness

 

Alexandria, Va. (June 1, 2016) - NSBA's Center for Public Education new report shows that students with high credentials achieved higher economic and social outcomes than two-year degree holders and students who don’t complete their college education, and second only to outcomes for four-year degree holders. High credentialed non-college goers earned 39 percent more than non-credentialed non-college goers, and 21 percent more than 2-year degree holders at age 26 ($18.71 per hour compared to $13.42 and $15.43 respectively). The high credentials group trailed the 4-year degree graduates in hourly wage by only 3.4 percent

New Report by National School Boards Association’s Center for Public Education Examines the Teacher Pipeline

Number of Teachers May Not Be Significantly Different Than Five Years Ago

Shortages Present in Many Districts and States and Staffing Gaps Persist Between High- and Low-Minority Schools as Well as High- and Low-Poverty Schools

NSBA announces 2016-2017 President and Board leadership

NSBA is happy to announce its president and board leadership for 2016-17:  Miranda Beard of Mississippi’s Laurel School District, President; Kevin Ciak of New Jersey’s Sayreville School District, President-elect; and Frank C. Pugh of California’s Santa Rosa City School District, Secretary-Treasurer. NSBA’s 2015-16 President, John Tuttle of Oklahoma’s Kellyville Public Schools, will now serve as Immediate Past-President.

NSBA Announces 2016-2017 President Miranda Beard and New Board Leadership

NSBA announces its president and board leadership for 2016-17:  Miranda Beard of Mississippi’s Laurel School District, President; Kevin Ciak of New Jersey’s Sayreville School District, President-elect; and Frank C. Pugh of California’s Santa Rosa City School District, Secretary-Treasurer. NSBA’s 2015-16 President, John Tuttle of Oklahoma’s Kellyville Public Schools, will now serve as Immediate Past-President.

NSBA’s Council of Urban Boards of Education Announces 2016-2017 Leadership

Alexandria, Va. (April 18, 2016) - The National School Boards Association’s (NSBA) Council of Urban Boards of Education (CUBE) elected leaders and new members to its Steering Committee during its annual business meeting at NSBA’s Annual Conference, April 9-11, in Boston, Massachusetts.

NSBA’s Council of School Attorneys Elects New Leadership for 2016-2017

Alexandria, Va. (April 18, 2016) — The National School Boards Association’s (NSBA’s) Council of School Attorneys (COSA), the national network of attorneys representing K-12 public school districts, elected new leaders and directors at its recent annual meeting in Boston, Massachusetts. COSA supports school attorneys and provides leadership in legal advocacy for public schools; its 22-member Board of Directors oversees its continuing legal education programming and working groups for its more than 3,000 members across the United States and Canada.

Owensboro Public Schools Board of Education of Owensboro, Kentucky Receives $10,000 Kennedy Center and NSBA Award

Washington, DC - April 11, 2016 - The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts today announced the Owensboro Public Schools Board of Education in Owensboro, Kentucky, will receive the 28th annual Kennedy Center and National School Boards Association (NSBA) Award. The award, which includes a $10,000 prize, will be presented today by Mario R. Rossero, Senior Vice President of Education at the Kennedy Center, at the National School Boards Association’s Annual Conference in Boston, Massachusetts.

Announcing the 2016 Education Technology Innovation Showcase companies

NSBA is happy to announce the companies selected for its annual Technology Innovation Showcase, each of which represent innovative K-12 solutions that are positively impacting teaching and learning, administrative operations, parental outreach, or community engagement: FieldTripZoom, iCanHelpline,  Memarden, Inc., PlanetHS, LLC,

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