Ariz. districts look to early childhood programs to boost long-term achievement

The following article was originally published by the Arizona School Boards Association By Tracey Benson, ASBA Director of Communications An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. It may be an old saw, but it well summarizes what many education leaders across Arizona and the nation believe to be true about the relationship […]

Joetta Sack-Min|October 11th, 2013|Categories: Curriculum, Preschool Education, Educational Research, Student Achievement, State School Boards Associations|Tags: , |No Comments|

NSBA leaders bring local school boards message to NBC’s Education Nation

National School Boards Association (NSBA) leaders participated in NBC’s Education Nation Summit this week, bringing NSBA’s message that local governance matters to a wide audience that included governors, foundations, business leaders, researchers and practitioners. This year’s summit incorporated a student-centered “What it Takes” theme, with panel discussions on how to ensure all students are prepared […]

Joetta Sack-Min|October 9th, 2013|Categories: Governance, School Boards, Conferences and Events, School Reform, Board governance, School Board News|Tags: , , , , |No Comments|

Lisa A. Bushey to lead NSBA’s Communications and Public Advocacy team

Veteran communications professional Lisa A. Bushey has joined the National School Boards Association (NSBA) as Associate Executive Director, Public Advocacy & Communications, the organization announced. In the new position for NSBA, Bushey will be responsible for overseeing NSBA’s communications, marketing, and editorial services departments as well as a major public relations campaign designed to promote […]

Alexis Rice|October 9th, 2013|Categories: Public Advocacy|Tags: , |No Comments|

Teacher evaluation is broader than test scores, NSBA’s Center for Public Education finds

K-12 teacher evaluation systems today are more refined and useful for improving teachers’ skills and connecting teachers to student achievement than past models, a new national report that examines states’ teacher evaluation policies by the National School Boards Association’s (NSBA) Center for Public Education (CPE) finds. “Trends in Teacher Evaluation: How States are Measuring Teacher […]

Alexis Rice|October 9th, 2013|Categories: Teachers, Center for Public Education, Center for Public Education Update|Tags: , , , , |1 Comment|

COSA annual conference examines diversity, school law issues

Special education, employment law, school safety and diversity are the hot topics this week at the National School Boards Associations’ (NSBA) Council of School Attorneys’ (COSA) annual School Law Practice Seminar in Nashville, Tenn. “COSA’s fall seminar is our chance as attorneys to dig deep into the weeds of school law issues facing our public […]

Joetta Sack-Min|October 9th, 2013|Categories: School Law, Conferences and Events, Announcements, School Security, Board governance, Council of School Attorneys|Tags: , |No Comments|

‘Freedom Writers’ author gives board members a glimpse into her classroom

Erin Gruwell said she’s an ordinary person. That may be so, but this “ordinary person” brought the crowd to tears as the final speaker of NSBA’s Council of Urban Boards of Education (CUBE) annual meeting in San Antonio, Texas, on Saturday. Gruwell gave urban board members attending the meeting a glimpse into her classroom and […]

Kathleen Vail|October 5th, 2013|Categories: Urban Schools, Homeless People, CUBE, CUBE Annual Conference2013|Tags: , |1 Comment|

Haycock: Narrowing gap starts with data

Kati Haycock had some good news and some bad news for urban school board members. The good news: Reading and math scores for elementary school students are up for all students, and the racial achievement gaps are narrowing. The bad news: High school achievement is flat, and American students still aren’t faring well in international […]

Kathleen Vail|October 5th, 2013|Categories: Governance, Urban Schools, Board governance, Common Core State Standards, CUBE Annual Conference2013|Tags: |No Comments|

School leaders: Tell your story and ‘saddle up’

We have a story to tell, Reginald Felton, assistant executive director for Congressional Relations for NSBA, told urban school board members gathered this week to attend NSBA’s Council of Urban Boards of Education (CUBE) annual meeting in San Antonio, Texas. The meeting ends Saturday. Felton, a keynote speaker on Friday, urged board members to tell […]

Kathleen Vail|October 5th, 2013|Categories: School Boards, Conferences and Events, Urban Schools, Board governance, CUBE, Federal Advocacy, Public Advocacy, CUBE Annual Conference2013|No Comments|

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools receives NSBA’s 2013 Annual Award for Urban School Board Excellence

North Carolina’s Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools is the 2013 recipient of the National School Boards Association’s (NSBA) Council of Urban Boards of Education (CUBE) Annual Award for Urban School Board Excellence. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools has increased student test scores, hit a new high in the graduation rate, and the school board has raised its standing with the public […]

Alexis Rice|October 5th, 2013|Categories: School Boards, Announcements, Leadership, CUBE, CUBE Annual Conference2013|Tags: , , , |No Comments|

Former Baltimore City school board leader honored with 2013 Benjamin Elijah Mays Lifetime Achievement Award

The National School Boards Association’s (NSBA) Council of Urban Boards of Education (CUBE) has honored Jerrelle Francois, a former board of education member from Maryland’s Baltimore City Public Schools, with the 2013 Benjamin Elijah Mays Lifetime Achievement Award. Francois, who has more than a half century of service in education, received the award October 5 […]

Alexis Rice|October 5th, 2013|Categories: School Boards, Announcements, Urban Schools, CUBE, State School Boards Associations, CUBE Annual Conference2013|Tags: , , , |No Comments|
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