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NSBA’s National Black Caucus hosts Dec. 5 webinar on school-to-prison pipeline

The National Black Caucus of School Board Members (NBC) will present a webinar on the “school to prison pipeline,” a disturbing national trend where children are funneled out of public schools and into the juvenile and criminal justice systems. The webinar will be held from 3 to 4:30 p.m. EST on Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013. […]

Joetta Sack-Min|December 2nd, 2013|Categories: Bullying, Conferences and Events, Discipline, Diversity, Dropout Prevention, Multimedia and Webinars, Policy Formation, Urban Schools|Tags: |1 Comment|

Veteran school board lobbyist retires after 44-year career at NSBA

When Michael A. Resnick joined the National School Boards Association as a legislative specialist in 1969, Richard Nixon was president. Neil Armstrong walked on the moon. The U.S. Army began pulling troops out of Vietnam, and Jimi Hendrix sang at Woodstock. And most Americans believed the nation’s public education system was the best in the […]

Del Stover|November 26th, 2013|Categories: American School Board Journal, Board governance, Educational Legislation, Elementary and Secondary Education Act, Featured, Federal Advocacy, Federal Programs, National School Boards Action Center, NSBA Publications, NSBAC|Tags: |No Comments|

White House announces new career education program

The White House announced a new $100 million competitive grant program this week that will help educators redesign high schools to better prepare students for high-tech and STEM careers. The U.S. Department of Labor is collaborating with the U.S. Department of Education to give 25 to 40 Youth CareerConnect grants, part of President Obama’s State […]

Joetta Sack-Min|November 21st, 2013|Categories: Educational Research, Educational Technology, Federal Programs, Policy Formation, STEM Education, Student Achievement, Student Engagement|Tags: |No Comments|

NSBA’s 2014 Annual Conference offers new site visits, workshop opportunities

As you make your plans for the National School Boards Association’s 74th Annual Conference, be sure to carve out time for a pre-conference workshop, site visit or special luncheon event as part of your experience. Preconference workshops will cover topics such as school law, school safety, curriculum and assessment, leadership skills, and other topics critical […]

Joetta Sack-Min|November 20th, 2013|Categories: Announcements, Conferences and Events, Data Driven Decision Making, Educational Technology, NSBA Annual Conference 2014, NSBA Recognition Programs, STEM Education|Tags: , |No Comments|

New on Disaster preparation and recovery

Seven schoolchildren, along with their teacher and her baby, died when a tornado ripped through their school building in Moore, Okla., in May.  This deadly storm, ferocious even by Tornado Alley standards, devastated the town and the school district. ASBJ communications columnist Nora Carr was on the ground in Moore after the storms.  She documents […]

Kathleen Vail|November 20th, 2013|Categories: American School Board Journal, Crisis Management, Legislative advocacy, NSBA Publications, School Security|Tags: , , , , |No Comments|

NSBA caucus chair receives national school board award

The National School Boards Association (NSBA) congratulates Tawana Lynn Keels, who was named the 2013 School Board Member of the Year Award by the National Alliance of Black School Educators. The award was given at the group’s annual conference in Detroit. Keels is the chair of NSBA’s National Black Caucus of School Board Members (NBC), […]

Joetta Sack-Min|November 19th, 2013|Categories: Announcements, Board governance|Tags: , , |No Comments|

U.S. students doing quite well compared to international peers, CPE director writes

Even though the United States does not rank number one—or even close—in subjects on international tests, that doesn’t mean that our schools are failing, Patte Barth, director of the National School Boards Association’s Center for Public Education, writes in an online column for the Huffington Post. In “The Kids are All Right-er,” Barth analyzes recent […]

Joetta Sack-Min|November 12th, 2013|Categories: 21st Century Skills, Assessment, Center for Public Education, Curriculum, Diversity, Mathematics Education, Policy Formation, STEM Education, Student Achievement|Tags: , , |No Comments|

NSBA, AASA back Employment Non-Discrimination Act in U.S. Senate

A bill that passed the U.S. Senate barring workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity has been strongly supported by NSBA and AASA: The School Superintendents Association. The Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) passed the Senate today by a 64 to 32 vote. In a Nov. 1 letter to each senator, NSBA and AASA noted […]

Lawrence Hardy|November 7th, 2013|Categories: Bullying, Diversity, Federal Advocacy, Public Advocacy|No Comments|

NSBA promotes new vision statement for future of public schools

The National School Boards Association (NSBA) has unveiled a new vision statement, “elevator speech,” and guiding principles, important aspects of a unified framework that helps education leaders become better advocates and boosts NSBA’s presence as a leading advocate for public education and school board governance. The documents were written by NSBA’s Board of Directors to […]

Joetta Sack-Min|November 7th, 2013|Categories: Announcements, Board governance, Leadership, Legislative advocacy, School Boards, School Reform|Tags: , , , |No Comments|

OSBA: Results for Ohio school ballots “positive,” more districts look to voters for funds

Voters across Ohio approved 116 of 192 school tax issues during the Nov. 5 general election, the Ohio School Boards Association (OSBA) has reported. “The overall results for this election are positive, with a 60 percent passage rate,” said OSBA Director of Legislative Services Damon Asbury. “It appears that our voting public understands that local […]

Joetta Sack-Min|November 6th, 2013|Categories: Budgeting, Educational Finance, State School Boards Associations|Tags: , |No Comments|
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