School Board Member

Davison v. Rose (4th Cir.)

Governance: Whether public office holder's private social media account constitutes a public forum for Fisrt Amendment purposes?

Hear highlights about each visit

Hear highlights about each visit from district leaders on the archived Education Talk Radio Show. September 6, 2017, NSBA's Ann Flynn and her host districts of E.Irondequoit NY & Greenville County NC are the guests.

Magna Awards 2017 video debuts

The 2017 Magna Awards video debuted at Sunday’s general session. Learn about the exemplary programs of the grand prize winners, Upper Saint Clair School District, Pittsburgh, Piscataway Township Schools, Piscataway, New Jersey, and Vancouver Public Schools in Vancouver, Washington:

G.G. v. Gloucester County School Board

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit order denying Gloucester County School Board's motion to stay the Fourth Circuit panel's mandate pending the board filing a petition for certiorari with the U.S. Supreme Court.

ESSA creates opportunities for local leaders

For nearly 20 years, the chief execs of NSBA and AASA (American Association of School Administrators – the Superintendents Association) have shared stages at their respective national conferences to discuss school leadership. This year, NSBA Executive Director Thomas J. Gentzel and his AASA counterpart, Daniel A. Domenech, framed their Saturday exchange in light of the new federal Every Student Succeeds Act.

Both acknowledged some surprise that the replacement of the former No Child Left Behind Act has moved from Congressional wrangling to implementation planning.

Boards and student achievement connection

A common misconception in communities around the country is that board members and superintendents do not have an impact on student achievement. Do boards and superintendents really matter? According to Ivan J. Lorentzen, professor at Flathead Community College, and William P. McCaw, professor at the University of Montana, the answer is not only do they matter, they matter a great deal.

AASA, CoSN & NSBA Team to ‘Lead the Digital Leap’

Organizations Representing K-12 District Leadership Partner to Strengthen Digital Advocacy and Learning 

Washington, D.C.,  (Oct. 30, 2014) – AASA, the School Superintendents Association, Consortium for School Networking (CoSN), and National School Boards Association (NSBA) today launched Leading the Digital Leap – a joint campaign empowering K-12 superintendents, district technology leaders, and school boards to strengthen their digital advocacy and enable digital learning in their districts.  The partnership, the first to bring together the major professional associations representing district leaders, will provide educators with insight and resources on “how” to expand learning horizons through technology.  

NSBA signs on to the “Social Compact for American Education”

New Accountability logo

Together with 17 other leading education groups, the National School Boards Association (NSBA) has signed a new social compact that unites a diverse coalition of education leaders around accountability systems that aim to improve education. The statement of support – found at – represents a group that includes school administrators, teachers, support staff, and civil rights and community organizations.

Time for new clarity on the role of school boards

This posting was written by Lisa Bartusek, Executive Director of the Iowa Association of School Boards.

For decades, “local control” have been buzz words for school boards and those of us who dedicate our professional lives to advocating for and building the capacity of local school boards. Today, I’d like to invite you to step back and reflect: I believe it’s time to change our semantics as well as get crystal clear on our views about the appropriate roles for local, state, and federal policy.

Former Portsmouth and Youngstown School Board Members Receive Elijah Mays Lifetime Achievement Awards

Alexandria, Va. (Oct. 3, 2014) – The National School Boards Association’s (NSBA’s) Council of Urban Boards of Education (CUBE) announces two recipients of the 2014 Benjamin Elijah Mays Lifetime Achievement Award; Dr. Elizabeth Daniels, Portsmouth City Schools, Virginia, and Lock P. Beachum, Sr. of Youngstown City School District, Ohio.


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