Today, Texas’s Austin Independent School District Board of Trustees received the 25th annual Kennedy Center Alliance for Arts Education Network (KCAAEN) and National School Boards Association (NSBA) Award. The award, which includes a $10,000 prize, was presented at the National School Boards Association’s (NSBA) Annual Conference in San Diego. Since 1989, this prestigious national award has [...]
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Austin Independent School District Board of Trustees receives national award for outstanding school board support of the arts
Every year, 14 to 16 percent of superintendencies become vacant. About half (51 percent) of superintendents who responded to a 2010 survey by the American Association of School Administrators said they expected to still be a superintendent in 2015, suggesting a high probability of substantial turnover in the next few years. That’s why school boards need to be prepared to conduct superintendent searches, said two school officials from New York State with experience in searches in their Monday presentation on “Your Superintendent is Leaving – Now What?”
When San Diego Unified Superintendent Cindy Marten was principal of Central Elementary School, a first-grader told her he wanted to meet President Obama. Marten told him that she, too, would like to meet the president — that they shared the same dream. A week after that conversation, the little boy was dead of sickle cell anemia.
Kleenex and Logicalis won “Best of Show” awards for their booths in the exhibit hall at the NSBA Annual Conference in San Diego.
Five school board members won prizes by participating in the “Exhibit Exam” during the National School Boards Association’s 73rd annual conference in San Diego.
Top-ranked school districts have been announced in the ninth annual Digital School Districts Survey by the Center for Digital Education (CDE) and the National School Boards Association (NSBA) as part of NSBA’s Annual Conference in San Diego being held through today. The survey showcases exemplary school boards’ and districts’ use of technology to govern the [...]
Whether you embrace the charter school movement—or see these schools as unwelcome intruders that steal your students and siphon off funding—it is in the best interest of your school board to develop a positive working relationship with your community’s charters. That was the message delivered at a Monday workshop at NSBA’s annual conference led by [...]
When Ohio lawmakers approved a sweeping overhaul of collective bargaining for public employees, the teachers unions quickly led a counterattack that that saw the controversial legislation overturned in a statewide referendum. But the battle is far from over—and the fallout from the state’s 2011 legislative session may still have profound implications for local school boards, [...]
The erosion of local school board authority is on the minds of many board members these days, and NSBA has responded with the Local School Board Governance and Flexibility Act, which seeks to rein in the U.S. Department of Education’s use of rules and regulations to intrude on the role of local school policymakers. “What [...]
Although she was talking to school leaders well-versed in the educational challenges facing American Indian students, Hollie Mackey still took time to emphasize these challenges with a few stories of her own school years. For example, on her first day at one school, the principal told her she was lucky that she was fair-skinned and [...]