Missouri businessman, MSBA announce $1 million incentive for Baldrige school district award

A Missouri couple will donate $1 million to the first public school district in their state that can win a Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, which recognizes organizations for achieving performance excellence. The award will be announced at the Missouri School Boards’ Association (MSBA) conference this weekend. Larry Potterfield said he and his wife, Brenda […]

Joetta Sack-Min|October 4th, 2013|Categories: Announcements, Board governance, Educational Research, School Board News, School Boards, School Climate, School District Reorganization, School Reform, State School Boards Associations|Tags: , , , , |No Comments|

New on ASBJ.com: It’s Easy Being Green

Building environmentally friendly schools qualifies as one of those elusive “win-win” scenarios we’re always hearing about. Yes, green strategies make schools healthier for students, teachers, and other employees, and they help keep the environment healthy for future generations. But those environmental building practices also save money for schools – in many cases, a great deal […]

Kathleen Vail|October 2nd, 2013|Categories: American School Board Journal, NSBA Recognition Programs|No Comments|

NSBA: Allegations of misused funds by charter school operators show need for school board oversight

According to The Washington Post, D.C. authorities filed a lawsuit Tuesday in D.C. Superior Court in which former senior managers and the board chairwoman of D.C.-based Options Public Charter School (OPCS) are accused of diverting millions of taxpayer dollars intended to fund student programs. The lawsuit claims that improper payments of more than $3 million […]

Joetta Sack-Min|October 2nd, 2013|Categories: Board governance, Charter Schools, Educational Finance, Governance, Public Advocacy, School Boards, School Reform|Tags: , , , , , |No Comments|

School boards call for adequate funding for public education, instead of government shutdown

With the federal government shutdown spurred by Congress’ lack of agreement on significant budget issues, Thomas J. Gentzel, the Executive Director of the National School Boards Association, released the following statement: Much of the attention surrounding the federal government shutdown has revolved around the lack of agreement between parties on the Affordable Care Act. However, […]

Alexis Rice|October 1st, 2013|Categories: Budgeting, Federal Advocacy, Legislative advocacy|Tags: , , |1 Comment|

SAT results show minorities better prepared for college

Jim Hull, Senior Policy Analyst for the Center for Public Education (CPE) at the National School Boards Association, recently analyzed the latest batch of SAT scores for CPE’s blog, The Edifier: While the overall flat nature of the scores are nothing to celebrate, a closer look at the latest SAT data shows public schools are […]

Alexis Rice|September 26th, 2013|Categories: Center for Public Education, Center for Public Education Update, High Schools, Student Achievement|Tags: , , , , |No Comments|

Arizona school boards pleased with ruling in school finance case

The Arizona School Boards Association is applauding the unanimous Arizona Supreme Court decision in Cave Creek Unified School District v. Ducey, which upheld the legal provision in Proposition 301, the referendum passed by Arizona voters in 2000, that requires the Arizona Legislature to fund the K-12 education budget to annually account for inflation.   “Today, […]

Joetta Sack-Min|September 26th, 2013|Categories: Educational Finance, Educational Legislation, State School Boards Associations|Tags: , |No Comments|

NSBA mourns the loss of Oklahoma’s Dr. Jeffrey Mills

The National School Boards Association (NSBA) is mourning the loss of Dr. Jeffrey Mills, the Executive Director of the Oklahoma State School Boards Association (OSSBA), who passed away on Sept. 23, 2013. “Dr. Jeffrey Mills was such a strong education leader in Oklahoma and very dedicated to advancing public education through local school board leadership,” […]

Alexis Rice|September 25th, 2013|Categories: Announcements, School Boards|Tags: , , , |No Comments|

NSBA president wins Bammy Award for school board leadership

The Academy of Education Arts and Sciences presented David A. Pickler, President of the National School Board Association (NSBA), with a Bammy Award in the school board category. The Bammy Awards were given out on Sept. 20 at an awards gala in Washington in key categories. For the school board category, Reggie Felton, NSBA’s Assistant […]

Alexis Rice|September 24th, 2013|Categories: School Boards|Tags: , |No Comments|

Education Talk Radio highlights outstanding school district programs through the Magna Awards

The National School Boards Association’s American School Board Journal’s (ASBJ) Magna Awards, were highlighted this week on Education Talk Radio. Kathleen Vail, Editor in Chief for ASBJ; Gregory Yost, Sodexo’s Manager of Public Relations; Bruce Hancock, the Vice President of the Board of Directors for the Derry Township School District, in Hershey, Pa.; and Diantha McKeel, a school board […]

Alexis Rice|September 19th, 2013|Categories: American School Board Journal, Governance, Leadership, School Boards|Tags: , , , , |No Comments|

School boards call on the FCC to strengthen E-Rate

The National School Boards Association (NSBA) recommends that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) modernize the E-rate program, increase the quality and speed of Internet connectivity in our nation’s schools, and address the technology gaps that remain. NSBA urges the FCC to address the funding needs of schools’ and libraries’ Internet connectivity. In comments to the […]

Alexis Rice|September 19th, 2013|Categories: Educational Technology, Federal Advocacy, Federal Programs, STEM Education, Student Achievement, Technology Leadership Network|No Comments|
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