Phil Gore to lead National Connection, BuyBoard

Phil Gore, a former staff member with the Washington State School Directors’ Association, has been named Director of NSBA’s State Association Partnership Services, where he oversees BuyBoard® National Purchasing Cooperative and National Connection, a service that provides high-quality, national resources for school districts. In his former role as the Washington association’s Director of Leadership Development […]

Lawrence Hardy|January 30th, 2014|Categories: Announcements, Board governance, Educational Finance, State School Boards Associations|Tags: , |1 Comment|

Following State of the Union, NSBA calls for prioritization of public education issues

The National School Boards Association’s (NSBA) Executive Director Thomas J. Gentzel issued the following statement following the 2014 State of the Union: The National School Boards Association, working with our state school board associations and the 90,000 school board members across the country, looks forward to engaging with President Barack Obama and his administration on […]

Alexis Rice|January 28th, 2014|Categories: Federal Advocacy, Legislative advocacy, No Child Left Behind, School Boards|Tags: , |No Comments|

Digital School Districts Survey seeks districts with exemplary technology practices

The Center for Digital Education (CDE), in partnership with the National School Boards Association (NSBA), invites all U.S. public school districts to participate in the 2013-14 Digital School Districts Survey. The survey recognizes exemplary school boards and districts’ use of technology to govern the district, communicate with students, parents, and the community, and to improve […]

Joetta Sack-Min|January 28th, 2014|Categories: Educational Research, Educational Technology, NSBA Recognition Programs, Technology Leadership Network|Tags: , , |No Comments|

NSBA touts public schools as strong choices

The National School Boards Association (NSBA) is calling for public schools to be schools of choice during National School Choice Week. It is warning lawmakers not to divert funds away from public schools in favor of unproven educational experiments. Getting lost in the hype around National School Choice Week, school voucher legislation, and calls for […]

Joetta Sack-Min|January 27th, 2014|Categories: Charter Schools, School Boards, School Reform, School Vouchers, Uncategorized|1 Comment|

NSBA host State of the Union Twitter chat on education issues at #EdSOTU

The National School Boards Association (NSBA) will be hosting our third annual Twitter chat during President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address, starting at 9 p.m. EST on Tuesday, Jan. 28. Join the Twitter chat by using hashtag #EdSOTU and share your thoughts about the president’s speech and his plans for K-12 education. By using #EdSOTU […]

Alexis Rice|January 27th, 2014|Categories: Announcements, Federal Advocacy, Legislative advocacy|Tags: , , , , |No Comments|

Video: NSBA’s Massey discusses leadership for new Discovery Education webinar series

Watch the National School Boards Association’s (NSBA) Immediate Past President C. Ed Massey discuss “adaptive leadership” — the first talk in a new school leadership webinar series by Discovery Education designed to feature innovative leaders in K-12 education. The webinar took place on Jan. 16 and is available online. Massey has served on the Kentucky’s […]

Alexis Rice|January 23rd, 2014|Categories: Announcements, Key Work of School Boards, Leadership, School Boards|Tags: , , , |No Comments|

National Coalition for Public Education offers sample Tweets on vouchers

The National Coalition for Public Education (NCPE) recently offered the following guide to using Twitter during National School Choice Week, Jan. 26-Feb. 1, 2014.  NSBA is a member of NCPE, which is made up of more than 50 education, civil rights, civic, and religious organizations that work together to fight vouchers and promote strong public […]

Joetta Sack-Min|January 22nd, 2014|Categories: Charter Schools, Federal Advocacy, Governance, Legislative advocacy, School Reform, School Vouchers, Social Networking|Tags: , , |1 Comment|

Expanding School Choice: An Education Revolution or Diversion?

Patte Barth,  director of the Center for Public Education at the National School Boards Association, penned  the following column for the Huffington Post: House majority leader Eric Cantor (R-Va) was speaking recently at the release of the Brookings Institution’s latest report on Education Choice and Competition. Calling these policies “an education revolution,” the House leader […]

Joetta Sack-Min|January 22nd, 2014|Categories: Center for Public Education, Educational Legislation, Educational Research, Federal Advocacy, Governance, Legislative advocacy, Religion, School Law, School Reform, School Vouchers, Student Achievement|Tags: , , , , , , |No Comments|

NSBA participates in White House meeting to plan State of the Union

National School Boards Association (NSBA) Executive Director Thomas J. Gentzel took part in a meeting with White House officials this week to help glean ideas and themes for President Obama’s State of the Union address on Jan. 28. The White House called together leading K-12 groups for their input on the annual speech and gave […]

Joetta Sack-Min|January 17th, 2014|Categories: Board governance, Federal Advocacy, Federal Programs, Legislative advocacy|Tags: , |No Comments|

NSBA mourns the passing of longtime colleague Michael Eader

The National School Boards Association (NSBA) is mourning the death of Michael E. Eader, who had previously served as NSBA’s Associate Executive Director for Federation Member Services from 1985 to 1997, passed away Monday. ”Mike worked closely with state associations and built many lasting friendships during his service here and in his roles with state […]

Lawrence Hardy|January 15th, 2014|Categories: Governance, State School Boards Associations|Tags: , |No Comments|
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