Education organizations call on U.S. Supreme Court to curb lengthy IDEA litigation

The National School Boards Association (NSBA), joined by the Pennsylvania School Boards Association (PSBA) and the National Association of State Directors of Special Education (NASDSE), today filed a “friend of the court” (amicus) brief in the U.S. Supreme Court in the case of M.R. v. Ridley School District. At issue in the case is whether […]

Alexis Rice|July 29th, 2014|Categories: School Boards, School Law, Special Education|Tags: , , , , , |No Comments|

Twitter town hall on Common Core implementation on July 24

Join the Learning First Alliance (LFA) and Bob Farrace, Director of Communications for the National Association of Secondary School Principals, for a Twitter town hall on Common Core State Standards (CCSS) implementation July 24 at 8 p.m. EDT. Now that New York, the District of Columbia, and others are tapping the brakes on their implementation […]

Margaret Suslick|July 24th, 2014|Categories: Common Core State Standards|Tags: , , , |No Comments|

Are charter schools really cheaper to run?

This is republished from NSBA’s Center for Public Education’s The EDifier blog by Jim Hull, Senior Policy Analyst. A new study from the School Choice Demonstration Project at the University of Arkansas claims that charter schools are 40 percent more productive than traditional public schools. They found that for every $1000 invested, charter schools obtain […]

Jim Hull|July 23rd, 2014|Categories: Center for Public Education, Charter Schools|Tags: |No Comments|

Council of Urban Boards of Education embraces White House initiative to address education success for minority males

The National School Boards Association’s (NSBA) Council of Urban Boards of Education (CUBE) is supporting a White House initiative to improve preK-12 education and post-graduation outcomes for boys and young men of color. The program, an expansion of the White House “My Brother’s Keeper” initiative, will implement evidence-based strategies to better prepare these students for […]

Alexis Rice|July 23rd, 2014|Categories: CUBE, Dropout Prevention, Student Achievement, Urban Schools|Tags: , , |No Comments|

NSBA: Do not force Washington schools to send school failure letters under NCLB

The National School Boards Association (NSBA) is urging the U.S. Department of Education to exempt Washington’s education agency from the 14-day requirement to issue letters informing parents of school choice options for schools deemed “failing” under the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB). Many of Washington’s public schools will be labeled as “failing” this year […]

Joetta Sack-Min|July 18th, 2014|Categories: Federal Advocacy, Federal Programs, No Child Left Behind|Tags: , , , |No Comments|

Heather Dean to serve as NSBA’s CFO

Association finance professional Heather Dean has joined the National School Boards Association (NSBA) as Assistant Executive Director for Finance and Administration. In this role, Dean will function as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and will supervise NSBA’s finance, information technologies, and office services departments. “I am very pleased to welcome Heather to the NSBA family,” said […]

Joetta Sack-Min|July 17th, 2014|Categories: Announcements|Tags: |No Comments|

Urban school leaders convene in Chicago

Urban school district leaders will gather in Chicago to learn about best practices and new solutions for their public schools at the Council of Urban Boards of Education’s (CUBE) Summer Institute. This year’s event will feature sessions on equity and access to STEM education, Common Core state standards, the “pushout” crisis, expectations for children living […]

Alexis Rice|July 17th, 2014|Categories: CUBE, Educational Technology, STEM Education, Student Achievement, Student Engagement, Technology Leadership Network, Urban Schools|Tags: , , |No Comments|

NSBA to Congress: Hands off E-rate

NSBA is urging Congress not to jeopardize Internet, broadband, and Wi-Fi access for millions of students or block improvements to E-rate, the federal program that provides connectivity resources for schools and libraries. Student access to high-speed Internet connections is critical, and 80 percent of schools currently have slow or an inadequate number of Internet connections. […]

Kathleen Vail|July 15th, 2014|Categories: Educational Legislation, Educational Technology, Federal Advocacy, Legislative advocacy|Tags: , , |No Comments|

PBS’s Frontline examines the resurgence of school segregation in America

PBS’s Frontline will feature upcoming programming about resegregation in America, “Separate and Unequal,” following the recent 60th anniversary of the Brown v. Board of Education. Tune in to PBS on July 15, 2014 (check your local listings for time) for Frontline’s two-part examination of what’s behind the growing racial divide in American schools, and the […]

Margaret Suslick|July 14th, 2014|Categories: American School Board Journal, Urban Schools|Tags: , , |No Comments|

Arizona judge orders state education funding adjust with inflation

A ruling by Arizona Superior Court Judge Kathleen Cooper requires the State of Arizona to adjust base level funding for public education to reflect inflationary increases the Arizona Legislature has not provided to public schools for the past five years as mandated by law. The decision, issued on July 11, 2014, will provide a minimum […]

Staff|July 12th, 2014|Categories: School Law|Tags: , , , |No Comments|
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