Hispanic Caucus breakfast speaker urges school boards to ‘flip the narrative’

School boards have an opportunity to help “flip the narrative” about Hispanic Americans and create a healthier sense of identity for the 12.4 million Hispanic students attending public K-12 schools. That was the message of journalist Maria Hinojosa at a Sunday breakfast meeting of the National Hispanic Caucus of School Board Members at NSBA’s Annual […]

Kathleen Vail|April 6th, 2014|Categories: Immigrants, NSBA Annual Conference 2014, School Boards|Tags: , , , , |No Comments|

Minn. school board member connects with National Connection program

Your board colleagues are using the benefits of the National Connection program to help them do their jobs better. Meet Lisa Wagner, the chair of Minnesota’s Minnetonka School Board. She was elected to the board in 2007. During her first term, she was elected to the positions of clerk and vice chair. She was elected […]

Kathleen Vail|April 6th, 2014|Categories: NSBA Annual Conference 2014, School Boards, State School Boards Associations, Technology Leadership Network|Tags: , , , |No Comments|

Video: 2014 Magna Awards grand prize winners honored at NSBA’s Annual Conference

St. Charles Parish Public Schools in Luling, La., Orleans/Niagara Board of Cooperative Educational Services in Medina, N.Y., and Kent School District in Kent, Wash., were honored today at National School Boards Association’s (NSBA) Annual Conference as grand prize winners in the 20th annual Magna Awards program sponsored by NSBA’s American School Board Journal. The Magna Awards […]

Alexis Rice|April 6th, 2014|Categories: NSBA Annual Conference 2014, Student Achievement|Tags: |No Comments|

Author and speaker outlines the traits of a good leader

Leadership researcher and author John Spence’s Focus on Education session at NSBA’s Annual Conference Saturday offered several ways to figure out if you’re a good leader. Spence based his information on his own research and others in the business world to define the qualities of good leaders. * Character. People want leaders who are honest […]

Kathleen Vail|April 5th, 2014|Categories: Leadership, NSBA Annual Conference 2014, School Boards|Tags: , |No Comments|

Video: NSBA’s President previews day two of the 2014 Annual Conference

NSBA President David A. Pickler introduces the second day at the 2014 Annual Conference and discusses the dynamic and sought-after creativity thought leader Sir Ken Robinson. In addition, Pickler speaks to the lessons he has learned about the “new realities” of public education from meeting with hundreds of school district leaders over the last year. […]

Alexis Rice|April 5th, 2014|Categories: NSBA Annual Conference 2014|Tags: , , , |No Comments|

Connect on social media at NSBA’s Annual Conference

During NSBA’s Annual Conference engage in social media. The conference hashtag is #NSBAConf. Make sure you like NSBA’s Facebook page and follow NSBA’s Twitter page. NSBA has also launched our national campaign, “Stand Up 4 Public Schools,” so make sure you like the campaign’s Facebook page and follow the campaign’s Twitter page. Additionally, photos of […]

Alexis Rice|April 5th, 2014|Categories: NSBA Annual Conference 2014, Social Networking|Tags: , , , , |No Comments|

Author tells of immigrant children’s journey at Best Practices for School Leaders luncheon

Sonia Nazario, the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author of Enrique’s Journey told the audience at the Best Practices for School Leaders Luncheon Saturday about her own journey, and the journeys of undocumented and immigrant children. Nazario chronicled her childhood as the daughter of two immigrants, whose father died when she was 13 and whose mother […]

Kathleen Vail|April 5th, 2014|Categories: Food Service, Immigrants, NSBA Annual Conference 2014, NSBA Publications, NSBA Recognition Programs|Tags: , , , , |No Comments|

NSBA and coalition members preview pushout crisis policy guide

According to research, every student who leaves high school without a diploma costs society hundreds of thousands of dollars over the student’s lifetime in lost income. Despite impressive gains in U.S. graduation rates recently, far too many young people, mainly students of color from educationally and socioeconomically disadvantaged groups and communities, are leaving school without […]

Alexis Rice|April 5th, 2014|Categories: Leadership, NSBA Annual Conference 2014, School Boards, Urban Schools|Tags: , , |No Comments|

Gentzel urges audience to ‘Stand Up 4 Public Schools’

As the leading advocate for public education, NSBA has a mandate to “call attention to what’s working well, to promote our vision and needed changes, and to take on those who seek to dismantle the public schools of America.” That was the message of NSBA Executive Director Thomas J. Gentzel at the association’s Annual Conference […]

Staff|April 5th, 2014|Categories: Federal Advocacy, NSBA Annual Conference 2014|Tags: , , , , |No Comments|

NSBA’s Technology Innovation Showcase introduces promising solutions

Challenge yourself to think differently as you meet this year’s Technology Innovation Showcase companies. This morning there was an overview from the six honorees in a fast-paced session hosted by the Technology Leadership Network during NSBA’s 2014 Annual Conference. Facilitated by NSBA’s Director of Education Technology Ann Flynn and Vancouver Public Schools Superintendent Steven Webb, […]

Alexis Rice|April 5th, 2014|Categories: Educational Technology, Leadership, NSBA Annual Conference 2014|Tags: , , , , , , |No Comments|
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