NSBA praises Senate bill to boost K-12 funding

The National School Boards Association (NSBA) supports a budget plan passed by the Senate Appropriations Committee that would increase funding for K-12 education, including Title I grants and special education. Most importantly, the bill would reverse the automatic budget cuts that will impact all K-12 education programs by this fall, known as sequestration. A July […]

Joetta Sack-Min|July 12th, 2013|Categories: Budgeting, Educational Finance, Educational Legislation, Federal Advocacy, Federal Programs, Legislative advocacy|Tags: , , , |No Comments|

Join our army of advocates

The following is NSBA President David Pickler’s column from the July/August issue of American School Board Journal. This is a particularly exciting year to take the reins as NSBA President. I am excited and energized to work with our new Executive Director, Tom Gentzel, and see his vision for this organization take hold. We are […]

Staff|July 10th, 2013|Categories: Board governance, Federal Programs, Governance, Leadership, Legislative advocacy, Public Advocacy, School Boards|Tags: , , |No Comments|

Arizona School Boards Association builds fund to help children of fallen firefighters

The Arizona School Boards Association and other state education organizations have launched a long-term, statewide, community-giving effort aimed at providing the financial assistance necessary to meet the full-range of education needs of the children and families of the 19 hotshot crew members who died on June 30 fighting the Yarnell Hill wildfire. The Prescott Granite […]

Staff|July 9th, 2013|Categories: Announcements, Featured, State School Boards Associations|Tags: , , |No Comments|

NSBA pleased with Obama administration’s decision to delay Affordable Care Act employer mandate

The National School Boards Association (NSBA) today applauded the federal government’s decision to delay the implementation of IRS rules for the Affordable Care Act (ACA) until January 2015, based upon the “complexity of the requirements and the need for more time to implement them effectively.” On March 18, 2013, NSBA filed a comprehensive response  to the IRS’s proposed […]

Alexis Rice|July 3rd, 2013|Categories: School Boards, School Law, Teachers|Tags: , , , , |No Comments|

NAEP results show minority students making strong gains, but gaps remain

This was republished from the National School Boards Association’s Center for Public Education (CPE), The EDifier and written by Jim Hull, CPE’s Senior Policy Analyst. Minority students have made significant gains over the past four decades in both math and reading, according to the 2012 long-term NAEP results. While most white students made significant gains […]

Alexis Rice|June 28th, 2013|Categories: Center for Public Education, Center for Public Education Update, Reports, Student Achievement|Tags: , , , , , |No Comments|

NSBA secures time to assess school district impact of new regulations for food sold in schools

Following the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) release of their new Interim Final Rule on Nutrition Standards for All Foods Sold in School, the National School Boards Association’s (NSBA) Executive Director Thomas J. Gentzel issued this statement: “NSBA praises USDA’s decision to follow NSBA’s recommendation to issue an Interim Final Rule rather than a Final […]

Alexis Rice|June 28th, 2013|Categories: Federal Programs, Food Service, Nutrition, Wellness|Tags: , , , |No Comments|

Supreme Court rules in employment case and cites NSBA’s brief

The U.S. Supreme Court has favorably cited the National School Boards Association’s (NSBA) amicus brief in support of an important ruling that protects employers from lawsuits because of unwarranted claims of retaliation. The June 24 ruling in University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center v. Nassar overrules a judgment by the U.S. Court of Appeals for […]

Alexis Rice|June 26th, 2013|Categories: School Boards, School Law, Student Engagement|Tags: , , , , , , |No Comments|

NSBA applauds Supreme Court’s school diversity ruling

The National School Boards Association (NSBA) lauded the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision today for upholding a 2003 case that finds schools have a compelling interest in pursuing the educational benefits of diversity. In Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin, the Supreme Court voted to uphold its decision in Grutter v. Bollinger, which permitted the […]

Alexis Rice|June 24th, 2013|Categories: Diversity, School Law, Uncategorized|Tags: , , |1 Comment|

NSBA lauds House ESEA bill, but calls to eliminate funding restraints

The National School Boards Association (NSBA) offered support for a House bill to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), which the Education and the Workforce Committee passed June 19. But NSBA is concerned that its funding provisions would stifle federal and state education funding. This week NSBA sent a letter to Chairman John […]

Joetta Sack-Min|June 18th, 2013|Categories: Educational Finance, Educational Legislation, Elementary and Secondary Education Act, Federal Advocacy, Federal Programs, Legislative advocacy, Policy Formation|Tags: , , , |No Comments|
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