Author tells of immigrant children’s journey at Best Practices for School Leaders luncheon

Sonia Nazario, the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author of Enrique’s Journey told the audience at the Best Practices for School Leaders Luncheon Saturday about her own journey, and the journeys of undocumented and immigrant children. Nazario chronicled her childhood as the daughter of two immigrants, whose father died when she was 13 and whose mother […]

Kathleen Vail|April 5th, 2014|Categories: Food Service, Immigrants, NSBA Annual Conference 2014, NSBA Publications, NSBA Recognition Programs|Tags: , , , , |No Comments|

NSBA and coalition members preview pushout crisis policy guide

According to research, every student who leaves high school without a diploma costs society hundreds of thousands of dollars over the student’s lifetime in lost income. Despite impressive gains in U.S. graduation rates recently, far too many young people, mainly students of color from educationally and socioeconomically disadvantaged groups and communities, are leaving school without […]

Alexis Rice|April 5th, 2014|Categories: Leadership, NSBA Annual Conference 2014, School Boards, Urban Schools|Tags: , , |No Comments|

Gentzel urges audience to ‘Stand Up 4 Public Schools’

As the leading advocate for public education, NSBA has a mandate to “call attention to what’s working well, to promote our vision and needed changes, and to take on those who seek to dismantle the public schools of America.” That was the message of NSBA Executive Director Thomas J. Gentzel at the association’s Annual Conference […]

Staff|April 5th, 2014|Categories: Federal Advocacy, NSBA Annual Conference 2014|Tags: , , , , |No Comments|

NSBA’s Technology Innovation Showcase introduces promising solutions

Challenge yourself to think differently as you meet this year’s Technology Innovation Showcase companies. This morning there was an overview from the six honorees in a fast-paced session hosted by the Technology Leadership Network during NSBA’s 2014 Annual Conference. Facilitated by NSBA’s Director of Education Technology Ann Flynn and Vancouver Public Schools Superintendent Steven Webb, […]

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

Friedman talks about ‘hyperconnected’ world at NSBA’s first General Session

In a “hyperconnected” world, public schools need to make Garrison Keillor’s whimsical idealization of America become reality, New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman told the opening General Session of NSBA’s 74th Annual Conference Saturday. “All the children need to be above average.” Being ordinary in any endeavor is no guarantee of being able to thrive, […]

Eric D. Randall|April 5th, 2014|Categories: 21st Century Skills, Computer Uses in Education, NSBA Annual Conference 2014, School Boards, Student Engagement|Tags: , , , |No Comments|

NSBA’s Council of School Attorneys elects new leadership

The National School Boards Association’s (NSBA) Council of School Attorneys (COSA), the national network of attorneys representing K-12 public school districts whose mission is to support school attorneys and provide leadership in legal advocacy for public schools, elected new leaders and directors during its annual meeting in New Orleans. The 22-member Board of Directors oversees COSA’s […]

Alexis Rice|April 5th, 2014|Categories: Leadership, School Boards, School Law|Tags: , , |No Comments|

Delegate Assembly approves NSBA advocacy agenda

NSBA’s Delegate Assembly approved the association’s hard-hitting advocacy agenda around public education at its business session Friday in New Orleans. The meeting was held right before the start of NSBA’s Annual Conference, which opens Saturday. “This will now form the basis for NSBA’s advocacy efforts and become part of our enduring beliefs,” said David Pickler, […]

Kathleen Vail|April 5th, 2014|Categories: Common Core State Standards, Educational Legislation, Federal Advocacy, NSBA Annual Conference 2014, State School Boards Associations|Tags: , , , , , , , |No Comments|

Video: NSBA’s Executive Director welcomes attendees to the first day of 2014 Annual Conference

In his video welcome message to the National School Boards Association’s (NSBA) 2014 Annual Conference, Executive Director Thomas J. Gentzel’s discusses the reshaping of NSBA as an organization and the strategic launch of the “Stand Up 4 Public Schools” national campaign earlier this spring. Gentzel describes the first General Session, where attendees will hear from […]

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

NSBA provides FCC with recommendations to improve E-Rate

The National School Boards Association (NSBA) Executive Director Thomas J. Gentzel issued the following comments on the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Public Notice on the Wireline Competition Bureau Seeks Focused Comment on E-rate Modernization to provide key recommendations to modernize the E-rate program and increase the quality and speed of Internet connectivity in our nation’s schools and […]

Alexis Rice|April 4th, 2014|Categories: Educational Technology, Federal Advocacy, Rural Schools, School Boards, School Buildings|Tags: , , , |No Comments|

School attorneys get advice on voucher litigation

As school districts and states across the country gear up to face potential school voucher litigation, lawyers from Louisiana and Arizona offered advice and lessons learned to members of NSBA’s Council of School Attorneys (COSA) on Friday during the second day of the 2014 School Law Seminar in New Orleans. Robert Hammonds of Hammonds, Sills, […]

Kathleen Vail|April 4th, 2014|Categories: Council of School Attorneys, NSBA Annual Conference 2014, School Law, School Vouchers|Tags: , , |No Comments|
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