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NSBA announces upcoming school law webinars

The National School Boards Association’s (NSBA) Council of School Attorneys (COSA) offers online learning experiences for attorneys who represent schools. Here are the upcoming June 2013 webinars pertaining to U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights issues. June 11, 2013 1-2:15 p.m. EDT Types of OCR Investigations and Their Outcomes Leza Conliffe, NSBA Senior […]

Alexis Rice|May 22nd, 2013|Categories: School Law, Multimedia and Webinars|Tags: , , |No Comments|

NSBA asks the U.S. Education Department for clarification to accommodate students with disabilities in athletic programs

The National School Boards Association (NSBA) is calling on the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights (OCR) to better explain its guidance for students with disabilities’ participation in school sports. NSBA has issued a letter  urging OCR to reach out to school boards and educators before issuing wide-reaching guidance that can be construed as […]

Alexis Rice|May 22nd, 2013|Categories: School Boards, School Law, Federal Advocacy|Tags: |No Comments|

ASBJ bonus article on how a district turned renovation into motivation

There’s no such thing as a free lunch – you’ve heard that, surely. You’ve also heard that you can’t get something for nothing. Those statements are true, most of the time. But for our online readers of ASBJ, we offer something for nothing in the form of bonus articles found only on our website. This […]

Kathleen Vail|May 22nd, 2013|Categories: School Buildings, American School Board Journal|Tags: |No Comments|

Oklahoma school boards group seeks donations for tornado-ravaged schools

The Oklahoma State School Boards Association (OSSBA) is collecting donations of money and school supplies to help the school districts that were devastated by Monday’s Category 5 tornado in Moore, Okla. To donate, go to OSSBA’s website to view a list of needed items or to make a contribution online. The website notes, “When members […]

Joetta Sack-Min|May 22nd, 2013|Categories: Announcements, Crisis Management, State School Boards Associations|Tags: , , |1 Comment|

The harm of school vouchers

David A. Pickler, President of the National School Boards Association (NSBA) and member of Tennessee’s Shelby County Board of Education, was featured in The Washington Post’s Answer Sheet today discussing the failures of school voucher schemes and the impact of the recent Louisiana Supreme Court ruling deeming their state’s school voucher program unconstitutional. Pickler noted: […]

Alexis Rice|May 20th, 2013|Categories: School Vouchers, NSBA Opinions and Analysis, Legislative advocacy, Federal Advocacy, Public Advocacy|Tags: , , , , , , , |No Comments|

NSBA Director writes about “Debunking the ‘reform’ agenda'” for ASBJ

In the June issue of American School Board Journal, National School Boards Association Executive Director Thomas J. Gentzel writes about the importance of a strong public education system and the forces that make false promises  through “reforms” such as vouchers. Read his “Last Word” column here: No human enterprise is perfect, and we all are […]

Joetta Sack-Min|May 17th, 2013|Categories: School Boards, NSBA Publications, School Vouchers, School Reform, American School Board Journal, NSBA Opinions and Analysis, Legislative advocacy, Federal Advocacy|Tags: , , , |1 Comment|

Videos: NSBA leaders address the 2013 Annual Conference

Check out the speeches from National School Boards Association’s (NSBA) leaders from the 2013 NSBA Annual Conference: 2013-2014 President David A. Pickler: Our new President, Pickler, discussed the “New NSBA” to create “the most relevant and responsive organization possible as we advocate in Washington, D.C., in state capitols across this country, and in service of […]

Alexis Rice|May 15th, 2013|Categories: School Boards, Multimedia and Webinars, NSBA Opinions and Analysis, Legislative advocacy, Federal Advocacy, NSBA Annual Conference 2013|Tags: , , , , |No Comments|

Thank You, NSBA Annual Conference Sponsors

NSBA acknowledges the following 2013 Annual Conference sponsors for their generous support. On behalf of NSBA, our state associations, and our Annual Conference attendees, thank you for all that you do. PLATINUM SPONSORS Aramark Education BoardDocs Cable in the Classroom The College Board Discover Jostens McGraw Hill Education NAMM Foundation Optoma Sodexo Education TechSmith GOLD […]

Kathleen Vail|May 10th, 2013|Categories: NSBA Annual Conference 2013|No Comments|

Bonus online article answers the question: What do superintendents want?

Holiday bonus, bonus coupons, bonus items –a bonus is a gift, a little extra something that doesn’t cost you anything. American School Board Journal offers a bonus, too – online articles on topics that help school board members and other school leaders do their jobs. You can read these articles on our website even if […]

Kathleen Vail|May 8th, 2013|Categories: NSBA Publications, Leadership, Professional Development, American School Board Journal|No Comments|

NSBA board member reflects on testing and Teacher Appreciation Week

Neil Putnam, a member of the National School Boards Association’s Board of Directors, writes about Teacher Appreciation Week for his hometown newspaper in Mitchell, S.D. In “Teachers are more than tests,” he reflects on his past teachers and how teachers now must look for ways to teach skills beyond the rote memorization needed for some […]

Joetta Sack-Min|May 8th, 2013|Categories: Governance, Board governance, NSBA Opinions and Analysis|Tags: , |No Comments|
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