NSBA highlights international student travel concerns

Mark Blom Senior Staff Attorney for National School Boards Association (NSBA) presented a preview of a comprehensive policy guide for school boards on International Student Travel (IST), during a session on “What School Boards Need to Know About Student Travel” held Sunday, April 6 at the NSBA’s 2014 Annual Conference in New Orleans. It is […]

Alexis Rice|April 6th, 2014|Categories: Leadership, NSBA Annual Conference 2014, School Boards, Student Engagement, Teachers|Tags: , , , |No Comments|

Wrestling with difficult people

In a Sunday session entitled “Working with Difficult People is like Wrestling Gators in the Bayou!”, attendees at NSBA’s Annual Conference learned that when people move out of their comfort zone, they tend to become either more aggressive or more passive. Given the challenges in public education and the pace of change, it’s inevitable that […]

Eric D. Randall|April 6th, 2014|Categories: Governance, NSBA Annual Conference 2014, School Boards|Tags: , , |No Comments|

NSBA previews student data privacy in the cloud policy guide

The National School Boards Association’s (NSBA) Council of Student Attorneys (COSA) Director Sonja Trainor for presented a preview of a comprehensive policy guide for school boards during a session entitled, “Cloud Computing and Student Privacy,” on Sunday, April 6 at the NSBA’s 2014 Annual Conference in New Orleans. The policy guide, which focuses on the tug-of-war between […]

Staff|April 6th, 2014|Categories: Educational Technology, NSBA Annual Conference 2014, School Law|Tags: , , , |No Comments|

‘The Butler’ author tells the story of a patriot

In a gripping and surprising story about the origin of a gripping and surprising story, Washington Post reporter Wil Haygood told an audience at NSBA’s Annual Conference on Sunday how an encounter with three unhappy women in North Carolina led to his book about Eugene Allen, the black man who served eight presidents. Allen was […]

Eric D. Randall|April 6th, 2014|Categories: Diversity, NSBA Annual Conference 2014|Tags: , , , , |No Comments|

Hispanic Caucus breakfast speaker urges school boards to ‘flip the narrative’

School boards have an opportunity to help “flip the narrative” about Hispanic Americans and create a healthier sense of identity for the 12.4 million Hispanic students attending public K-12 schools. That was the message of journalist Maria Hinojosa at a Sunday breakfast meeting of the National Hispanic Caucus of School Board Members at NSBA’s Annual […]

Kathleen Vail|April 6th, 2014|Categories: Immigrants, NSBA Annual Conference 2014, School Boards|Tags: , , , , |No Comments|

Minn. school board member connects with National Connection program

Your board colleagues are using the benefits of the National Connection program to help them do their jobs better. Meet Lisa Wagner, the chair of Minnesota’s Minnetonka School Board. She was elected to the board in 2007. During her first term, she was elected to the positions of clerk and vice chair. She was elected […]

Kathleen Vail|April 6th, 2014|Categories: NSBA Annual Conference 2014, School Boards, State School Boards Associations, Technology Leadership Network|Tags: , , , |No Comments|

Video: 2014 Magna Awards grand prize winners honored at NSBA’s Annual Conference

St. Charles Parish Public Schools in Luling, La., Orleans/Niagara Board of Cooperative Educational Services in Medina, N.Y., and Kent School District in Kent, Wash., were honored today at National School Boards Association’s (NSBA) Annual Conference as grand prize winners in the 20th annual Magna Awards program sponsored by NSBA’s American School Board Journal. The Magna Awards […]

Alexis Rice|April 6th, 2014|Categories: NSBA Annual Conference 2014, Student Achievement|Tags: |No Comments|

Author and speaker outlines the traits of a good leader

Leadership researcher and author John Spence’s Focus on Education session at NSBA’s Annual Conference Saturday offered several ways to figure out if you’re a good leader. Spence based his information on his own research and others in the business world to define the qualities of good leaders. * Character. People want leaders who are honest […]

Kathleen Vail|April 5th, 2014|Categories: Leadership, NSBA Annual Conference 2014, School Boards|Tags: , |No Comments|

Video: NSBA’s President previews day two of the 2014 Annual Conference

NSBA President David A. Pickler introduces the second day at the 2014 Annual Conference and discusses the dynamic and sought-after creativity thought leader Sir Ken Robinson. In addition, Pickler speaks to the lessons he has learned about the “new realities” of public education from meeting with hundreds of school district leaders over the last year. […]

Alexis Rice|April 5th, 2014|Categories: NSBA Annual Conference 2014|Tags: , , , |No Comments|

Connect on social media at NSBA’s Annual Conference

During NSBA’s Annual Conference engage in social media. The conference hashtag is #NSBAConf. Make sure you like NSBA’s Facebook page and follow NSBA’s Twitter page. NSBA has also launched our national campaign, “Stand Up 4 Public Schools,” so make sure you like the campaign’s Facebook page and follow the campaign’s Twitter page. Additionally, photos of […]

Alexis Rice|April 5th, 2014|Categories: NSBA Annual Conference 2014, Social Networking|Tags: , , , , |No Comments|
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