NSBA Past President Earl Rickman recieves Abrazo Award

The National School Boards Association’s (NSBA) National Hispanic Caucus of School Board Members (NHC) has awarded 2010-2011 NSBA Past President Earl C. Rickman III the 2014 NHC Abrazo Award for his work as a leader and advocate on behalf of children as well as an advocate of NHC along with National Black Caucus of School […]

Alexis Rice|April 18th, 2014|Categories: Student Achievement, Student Engagement|Tags: , , |No Comments|

NSBA elects board leaders: Anne M. Byrne of New York to serve as president

School board leader Anne M. Byrne of New York’s Nanuet Union Free School District was named the 2014-15 President of the National School Boards Association (NSBA) at the association’s Annual Conference in New Orleans. John D. Tuttle of Oklahoma’s Kellyville Public Schools was elected President-elect and Miranda Beard of Mississippi’s Laurel School District was elected […]

Joetta Sack-Min|April 10th, 2014|Categories: Announcements, Board governance, Governance, Leadership, NSBA Annual Conference 2014|Tags: , , , , , , , |No Comments|

CUBE elects new leadership at NSBA Annual Conference

The National School Boards Association’s (NSBA) Council of Urban Boards of Education (CUBE) has elected new leaders and members to its Steering Committee. Van Henri White of New York’s Rochester City School District was elected Chair and Harium Martin-Morris of Washington’s Seattle Public Schools was elected Vice Chair. Minnie Forte-Brown of Durham Public Schools in […]

Joetta Sack-Min|April 10th, 2014|Categories: Board governance, CUBE, Leadership, Urban Schools|Tags: , , , , |No Comments|

Courage is an essential quality for school leaders

How big is your brave, Angela Maiers wants to know. Courage, according to the teacher, speaker, and social media evangelist, is not just an essential part of being a leader – it’s the most important quality and the one through which other qualities follow. Maiers was part of a three-speaker hour-long opening General Session April […]

Kathleen Vail|April 10th, 2014|Categories: Governance, NSBA Annual Conference 2014, School Boards, Social Networking, Student Engagement, Teachers|Tags: , , , , , |No Comments|

School leaders are in the ‘diamond mine business’

A high school English teacher saw that Simon T. Bailey was a diamond in the rough. She encouraged the teenager to get involved with public speaking. “I owe everything that I am to that public school teacher,” Bailey said. “I am here because she saw something I didn’t see.” The inspirational speaker, author, and former […]

Kathleen Vail|April 10th, 2014|Categories: NSBA Annual Conference 2014|Tags: , , , |No Comments|

NSBA offers sympathies for victims in school stabbing incident

According to news reports, a teenage student went on a stabbing rampage at Franklin Regional Senior High School in Murrysville, Pa., seriously injuring at least 20 people. At the request of the Pennsylvania School Boards Association, the National School Boards Association (NSBA) released the following statement on April 9: “Our deepest sympathies go out to […]

Joetta Sack-Min|April 9th, 2014|Categories: Announcements, Crisis Management, School Climate, School Security, State School Boards Associations|Tags: , , , , |No Comments|

Arizona’s Peoria Unified Governing Board wins national arts education award

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts today announced the Peoria Unified Governing Board in Glendale, Az., will receive the 26th annual Kennedy Center Alliance for Arts Education Network and National School Boards Association (NSBA) Award. The award, which includes a $10,000 prize, will be presented today at the National School Boards Association’s […]

Alexis Rice|April 7th, 2014|Categories: Arts Education, NSBA Annual Conference 2014|Tags: , , |No Comments|

Video: NSBA Annual Conference TV for April 7

Check out today’s NSBA Annual Conference TV video that highlights Saturday’s activities at the conference:

Alexis Rice|April 7th, 2014|Categories: Multimedia and Webinars, NSBA Annual Conference 2014, School Boards|Tags: |No Comments|

Children need adults who care, says ‘Freedom Writer’ teacher and author

All that children need to be able to rise above poverty and abuse is the presence of adults in their lives who care and believe in them, according to Erin Gruwell, the California teacher whose unconventional teaching techniques were portrayed by Hilary Swank in the movie “Freedom Writers.” School board members can be those adults, […]

Eric D. Randall|April 7th, 2014|Categories: NSBA Annual Conference 2014, School Boards, Teachers|Tags: , , |No Comments|

Magic Johnson offers crowd-pleasing life lessons

What can school leaders learn from a basketball legend? When Earvin “Magic” Johnson spoke at NSBA’s Annual Conference in New Orleans Monday, he said they need to take a lesson from two of his favorite players, Larry Bird and Michael Jordan. “They made the people they played with better,” Johnson said. “You have to make […]

Eric D. Randall|April 7th, 2014|Categories: NSBA Annual Conference 2014|Tags: , , , , |No Comments|
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