Stopbullying.gov showcased at ED’s Bullying Prevention Summit

New resources to combat bullying at school and online were showcased during the U.S. Department of Education’s (ED) fourth Federal Partners in Bullying Prevention Summit—“Keeping Kids Safe: Opportunities and Challenges in Bullying Prevention”—Friday, Aug. 15. Stopbullying.gov a project of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), ED, and the U.S. Department of Health and […]

Staff|August 22nd, 2014|Categories: Announcements|Tags: , , |No Comments|

Ohio education policy experts testified on Common Core State Standards

Speaking before the House Rules and Reference Committee on the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), Ohio education policy experts voiced Ohio’s long commitment to standards and improving the state’s education system. Seeking to dispel myths surrounding the CCSS, the experts presented a fact-based analysis which included information on the standards’ origins and its limitation to […]

Staff|August 22nd, 2014|Categories: Announcements|Tags: , |No Comments|

Voucher program found unconstitutional in North Carolina

Superior Court Judge Robert Hobgood found North Carolina’s voucher program unconstitutional giving NC public school supporters cause for celebration. Hobgood found the program which effectively takes funding from public schools and directs it to private and religious schools, in violation of the fundamental provisions of the state constitution. “Appropriating taxpayer funds to unaccountable schools does […]

Staff|August 22nd, 2014|Categories: Announcements, School Vouchers|Tags: , |No Comments|

PDK/Gallup Poll Reflects Americans’ Support for School Board Governance

Local Community Public Schools Earn High Marks – A & B – From Public School Parents National School Boards Association (NSBA) Executive Director Thomas J. Gentzel joined William “Bill” J. Bushaw, Chief Executive Officer, PDK International, Brandon Busteed, Executive Director, Gallup Education, and a cadre of esteemed experts today at The Gallup Building in Washington, […]

Staff|August 20th, 2014|Categories: Announcements|Tags: , , , , |No Comments|

NSBA mourns the passing of school law leader Ann Little Majestic

Ann Majestic, former National School Boards Association (NSBA) Council of School Attorneys (COSA) Chair and COSA Lifetime Achievement Award winner, died on August 16, 2014. Ann dedicated her life to improving education – and special education in particular – in North Carolina where she represented several school boards, including the Wake, Durham, Orange, Alamance-Burlington, and […]

Staff|August 19th, 2014|Categories: Announcements|Tags: , , , |No Comments|

As students go back to school, schools prepare for unaccompanied immigrant children

This post appeared in the National School Boards Association’s Legal Clips. Since this post came out, NSBA has also been featured on Fox News’ “Fox & Friends” and on NBC-owned local affiliates: As reported in the USA Today, the arrival of 50,000 unaccompanied immigrant children since last fall is creating uncertainty among some school districts. “We […]

Alexis Rice|August 11th, 2014|Categories: Immigrants, School Boards, School Law|Tags: , |No Comments|

School boards urge USDA to provide substantial flexibility in school meals proposal

The National School Boards Association (NSBA) supports the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) decision to delay or waive implementation of some of the more difficult provisions of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act. However, NSBA considers USDA’s School Strike Force draft proposal to provide targeted assistance to a limited number of school food authorities insufficient to […]

Alexis Rice|August 5th, 2014|Categories: Federal Advocacy, Federal Programs, Legislative advocacy, Nutrition, Wellness|Tags: , , |No Comments|

NSBA calls for caution on data collection of students with disabilities

The U.S. Department of Education should exercise caution in collecting and analyzing data on students with disabilities based on their racial and ethnic backgrounds because of the unique circumstances of each students’ special needs, the National School Boards Association (NSBA) warns in a letter responding to a request for comment. NSBA urges the Education Department’s […]

Joetta Sack-Min|July 30th, 2014|Categories: Federal Advocacy, Federal Programs, Policy Formation, Special Education|Tags: , , |No Comments|

The “unintended consequences” of federal school meal regulations

Check out the National School Boards Association’s Executive Director Thomas J. Gentzel’s reflecting on the real impact and the challenges that public schools still face on implementing federal school meal regulations in a commentary published by The Huffington Post: When did a politically driven view of school nutrition begin to overtake visible realities? Trays of uneaten […]

Alexis Rice|July 30th, 2014|Categories: Federal Advocacy, Federal Programs, Food Service, NSBA Opinions and Analysis, Nutrition|Tags: , , , , , |No Comments|

Resources help school districts address undocumented children

School districts may feel significant impacts in the coming year resulting from the influx of Central American children to our country and schools. The National School Boards Association (NSBA) and its Council of School Attorneys (COSA) along with the U.S. Department of Education (ED) and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of […]

Margaret Suslick|July 29th, 2014|Categories: Immigrants, Policy Formation, School Law|Tags: , , , , , |No Comments|
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