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NSBA calls for equity in education with the upcoming 60th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education

The National School Boards Association (NSBA) honors the 60th anniversary of the landmark Brown v. Board of Education ruling by calling on America’s school boards, parents and communities to continue to ensure that public education is a right made available to all students on equal terms.

“The 1954 Brown v. Board of Education decision catalyzed education reform and reminds us to be ever vigilant in challenging segregation to maintain a civil society,” said NSBA Executive Director Thomas J. Gentzel. “School boards believe that every child in America should be able to attend a great public school where they live—no exceptions, no excuses.”

The urgency of the 60th anniversary is that segregation is not an issue of yesteryear – it is a growing concern today. While the Brown v. Board decision made clear the inherent inequality of a separate educational system based on race, today the data show that many areas have been resegregating. NSBA is particularly concerned about the impact of resegregation for schools in underserved communities. Research shows that students learn more—both academically and socially—in settings where their peers may be of a different race and have different life experiences.

In a special report on the Brown decision, NSBA’s flagship magazine, American School Board Journal (ASBJ), reports that the number of schools with a minority enrollment above 90 percent has climbed precipitously. In a video segment, ASBJ shows the legacy of Brown and the challenges that the Pittsburgh school district currently faces in integrating its schools when most of its neighborhoods are highly segregated.

ASBJ also has created a timeline documenting major events and court cases involving racial issues in public education.

NSBA is encouraging public schools across the country to mark the anniversary with an appropriate ceremony and remembrance. Through a resolution issued by our Board of Directors on behalf of this nation’s 90,000 school board members, NSBA and its state associations are promoting district-level activity that activates students’ personal commitment to democracy and recognizes the contributions of civil rights leaders.

NSBA’s Council of Urban Boards of Education also is commemorating this important anniversary with a year-long focus on special programming focusing on excellence, equity, and unity to advance urban education.

“The mission of the National School Boards Association to advocate for equity and excellence remains ever-vigilant as we mark the 60th anniversary of the Brown v. Board of Education decision,” said NSBA President Anne M. Byrne, a school board member from New York’s Nanuet Union Free School District. “School board leadership is essential to protect our public schools and demand that equitable funding and equitable resources be made available so that each child has the opportunity to achieve, no matter where they live.”

Alexis Rice|May 13th, 2014|Categories: CUBE, Diversity, Multimedia and Webinars, School Boards, School Climate|Tags: , , , |

Video: NSBA Annual Conference TV for April 7

Check out today’s NSBA Annual Conference TV video that highlights Saturday’s activities at the conference:

Alexis Rice|April 7th, 2014|Categories: Multimedia and Webinars, NSBA Annual Conference 2014, School Boards|Tags: |

Video: NSBA Annual Conference TV for April 6

Check out today’s NSBA Annual Conference TV that highlights Friday and Saturday activities at the conference.

Alexis Rice|April 6th, 2014|Categories: Multimedia and Webinars, NSBA Annual Conference 2014|Tags: |

Video: NSBA’s President-Elect previews the final day at the 2014 Annual Conference

On the preview video for the last day of the National School Boards Association’s 2014 Annual Conference, NSBA President-Elect Anne M. Byrne introduces the “new and unconventional” morning General Session, which features three speakers: Bestselling author Nikhil Goyal will present the student’s perspective on transforming schools; education and technology consultant Angela Maiers will share how literacy changes lives; and former English teacher and author Erin Gruwell, will talk about how her teaching experience inspired the movie Freedom Writers.

At the final General Session, author, life coach, and leadership catalyst, Simon T. Bailey will present techniques formulated to bring out brilliance in yourself and your organization while getting actionable takeaways that produce sustainable results.

Byrne will assume leadership as President at the end of the conference, and she welcomed attendees to join her on the “journey toward leading children to excellence.”

Additionally, there will be a General Session from 11am with basketball legend, entrepreneur, and public school advocate, Earvin “Magic” Johnson.

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Alexis Rice|April 6th, 2014|Categories: Leadership, Multimedia and Webinars, NSBA Annual Conference 2014, School Boards|Tags: , |

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.

In response, Pickler excitedly shares the aggressive and bold strides NSBA is taking to address advocacy concerns and promote the core values of free, high-quality, and universally available education.

Pickler announces the National Connection, a new approach to partnering with state associations focused on enhancing their positions as providers of cost-effective nationally developed resources through member districts. “It’s a new way to work together.”

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Alexis Rice|April 5th, 2014|Categories: NSBA Annual Conference 2014|Tags: , , , |

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 globally recognized journalist and New York Times bestselling author Thomas Friedman, who will share his insight into how our schooling has changed in the last century.

In addition to attending the General Session, attendees should be sure to walk through more than 260 vendors in the “NSBA Campus”. Gentzel encourages attendees to download the NSBA conference app for easy browsing of the conference program book; the app is available for mobile phones and tablet devices.

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Alexis Rice|April 5th, 2014|Categories: Multimedia and Webinars, NSBA Annual Conference 2014|Tags: , , , |

NSBA video: School board members encouraged to join “army of advocates” for public education

Thomas J. Gentzel, Executive Director of the National School Boards Association (NSBA), and David A. Pickler, NSBA’s 2013-14 President, urge school board members to join NSBA’s “Army of Advocates” and fight for public education. Gentzel asks school boards to stand up to “those who abandon student achievement and sell off public schools and end local school board governance for their own profit,” and details some of NSBA’s new advocacy initiatives.

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Alexis Rice|February 5th, 2014|Categories: Multimedia and Webinars, School Boards|Tags: , , , , |

Video: NSBA incoming President highlights Monday’s Annual Conference schedule and the year to come

View National School Boards Association’s 2013 Annual Conference message from 2013-2014 President David A. Pickler for April 15, 2013 highlighting today’s conference schedule and the upcoming year.

Alexis Rice|April 15th, 2013|Categories: Federal Advocacy, Multimedia and Webinars, NSBA Annual Conference 2013, School Boards|Tags: , |

Video: NSBA President highlights Sunday’s Annual Conference schedule

Watch National School Boards Association’s 2013 Annual Conference message from President C. Ed Massey for April 14, 2013 highlighting today conference schedule.

UPDATE: Due to illness, National Teacher of the Year Rebecca Mielwocki is unable to join us in San Diego. We will have a new session in place of her workshop on Sunday. Julie Evans, CEO of Project Tomorrow, will speak on “Digital Experiences and Expectations of Tomorrow’s Teachers” at 1:30 p.m. in Ballroom 20A.

Alexis Rice|April 13th, 2013|Categories: Multimedia and Webinars, NSBA Annual Conference 2013, School Boards|Tags: , |

Video: NSBA’s Executive Director welcomes school leaders to 2013 Annual Conference

Watch National School Boards Association’s 2013 Annual Conference welcome message from Executive Director Thomas J. Gentzel for the opening day of the conference.

Alexis Rice|April 12th, 2013|Categories: NSBA Annual Conference 2013|Tags: , , |
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