NSBA’s Center for Public Education discusses professional development and teacher evaluation on Education Talk Radio

The National School Boards Association’s Center for Public Education (CPE) was featured on Education Talk Radio today. CPE’s Senior Policy Analyst Jim Hull was a guest on the show discussing CPE’s research on professional development and teacher evaluation. Listen to the show: Listen To Education Internet Radio Stations with EduTalk on BlogTalkRadio   CPE is […]

Alexis Rice|August 28th, 2013|Categories: Center for Public Education, Center for Public Education Update, Professional Development, School Boards, Teachers|Tags: , , , |No Comments|

Kentucky district uses “Brain Bus” to stop summer learning loss

The following article was originally published by the Kentucky School Boards Association and was written by Madelynn Coldiron. When kids run for the school bus, it’s usually because they’re late. When Henderson County Schools’ summer Brain Bus pulls into Woodsview Apartments, they run for a different reason. “It’s a good idea – it gives them […]

Joetta Sack-Min|August 27th, 2013|Categories: Assessment, Budgeting, Educational Research, Educational Technology, School Board News|Tags: |No Comments|

NSBA mourns death of longtime colleague Gus Steinhilber

August W. Steinhilber Jr., NSBA’s former General Counsel, Associate Executive Director, and head of NSBA’s Office of Federal Relations, died on August 20 at age 81. Steinhilber, who was known as “Gus,” helped build NSBA’s Federal Relations Network and greatly expanded the organization’s lobbying efforts on Capitol Hill during the Carter and Reagan administrations. He […]

Joetta Sack-Min|August 23rd, 2013|Categories: Announcements, Council of School Attorneys, Federal Advocacy, School Law|Tags: , , |No Comments|

School boards concerned about federal proposal to expand school data collection

The National School Boards Association (NSBA) is opposing a burdensome and confusing expansion of data collected on students and school districts proposed by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR). NSBA questions whether some of the requested data would be relevant to OCR’s duties—as well as whether OCR has the legal authority […]

Alexis Rice|August 22nd, 2013|Categories: Federal Advocacy, Federal Programs, School Boards, School Law|Tags: , , , |1 Comment|

State school board leaders focus on transformative leadership at NSBA event

More than 80 state school board leaders gathered in Memphis, Tenn., last week to discuss school governance trends, hone their leadership skills, reflect on the fast-changing landscape, and learn from their colleagues at the National School Boards Association’s (NSBA) annual Presidents’ Retreat. NSBA President David A. Pickler, a member of the Tennessee’s Shelby County Board […]

Alexis Rice|August 22nd, 2013|Categories: Board governance, Governance, Leadership|Tags: , , , |No Comments|

Center for Public Education examines good and bad news from ACT data

Jim Hull, Senior Policy Analyst for the Center for Public Education (CPE) at the National School Boards Association, recently analyzed the latest batch of ACT scores for CPE’s blog, the Edifier: ACT results for the Class of 2013 were released today and despite the drop in overall scores, more high school graduates are prepared for […]

Jim Hull|August 21st, 2013|Categories: Assessment, Center for Public Education, Center for Public Education Update, Curriculum, Educational Research, Mathematics Education|Tags: , |No Comments|

NSBA expert discusses educational technology on South Korea radio show

President Barack Obama recently lauded South Korea as a model for educational technology and internet accessibility on a recent visit to a U.S. school. But South Koreans aren’t convinced their schools are worthy of the praise. A broadcast on TBS eFM’s “This Morning” in Seoul queried Lucy Gettman, the National School Boards Association’s Director of […]

Joetta Sack-Min|August 21st, 2013|Categories: 21st Century Skills, Educational Technology, Federal Advocacy, Federal Programs, Legislative advocacy, Student Engagement, Technology Leadership Network|Tags: , , , |No Comments|

Americans support for public schools, yet skepticism on testing, PDK/Gallup poll finds

The general public is quite skeptical about school vouchers, standardized testing, and teacher evaluations using student test scores, according to the annual Phi Delta Kappa/Gallup poll, released August 21. But those surveyed continued to give record-high grades to their local public schools and showed strong support for charter schools. The general public also overwhelmingly feels […]

Joetta Sack-Min|August 21st, 2013|Categories: Assessment, Common Core State Standards, Educational Research, Federal Advocacy, National Standards|Tags: , , , |No Comments|

ASBJ’s 2014 Magna Awards open for nominations

The American School Board Journal’s Magna Awards honors exceptional school programs created by school boards each year. The program, which is sponsored by Sodexo School Services, is now accepting nominations for its 2014 awards. The deadline for submissions is October 31, and all applications must be submitted online. Categories are divided by district enrollment: Under […]

Joetta Sack-Min|August 16th, 2013|Categories: American School Board Journal, Announcements, Board governance|Tags: , , |No Comments|

State school board leaders to attend NSBA retreat on leadership

This week dozens of state school board leaders will meet in Memphis, Tenn., to discuss school governance trends and hone their leadership skills at the National School Boards Association’s (NSBA) annual Presidents’ Retreat. NSBA President David A. Pickler, a member of the Shelby County, Tenn., school board, is hosting the retreat in his hometown from […]

Joetta Sack-Min|August 15th, 2013|Categories: Announcements, Board governance, Governance, Key Work of School Boards, Leadership|Tags: , , , , , |No Comments|
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