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The National School Boards Association NSBA represents state school boards associations and their more than 90,000 local school board members. On Twitter: https://twitter.com/NSBAComm

The National School Boards Association (NSBA) is the leading advocate for public education and supports equity and excellence in public education through school board leadership. NSBA represents state school boards associations and their more than 90,000 local school board members throughout the U.S. Learn more at: www.nsba.org.

Mission: Working with and through our state associations, NSBA advocates for excellence and equity in public education through school board leadership.

You don’t want to miss The Hunt Institute’s special post-election webinar on Thursday, November 12, in partnership with ...
11/09/2020
Welcome! You are invited to join a webinar: Post-Election 2020: Charting a Path Forward in Education. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the webinar.

You don’t want to miss The Hunt Institute’s special post-election webinar on Thursday, November 12, in partnership with The School Superintendents Association, the National Association of Elementary School Principals, the National Association of State Boards of Education, the National Association of Secondary School Principals and the National School Boards Association. The discussion with former U.S. Secretaries of Education Margaret Spellings and Arne Duncan, along with New York City Department of Education Chancellor Richard Carranza and Miami-Dade County Public Schools Superintendent Alberto Carvalho will focus on how state leaders can support district superintendents during this tumultuous year. Register: bit.ly/3kAekxc

With the 2020 election in the rearview, parents, students, policymakers, and other stakeholders are likely wondering what the outcome means for education. In this special post-election event, The Hunt Institute will host a discussion with Former U.S. Secretaries of Education Margaret Spellings and A...

NSBA Executive Director & CEO Anna Maria Chávez joins the latest edition of Federal Insider to discuss the association’s...
11/09/2020
Federal Insider Podcast

NSBA Executive Director & CEO Anna Maria Chávez joins the latest edition of Federal Insider to discuss the association’s policy agenda to influence the next Congress and presidential administration to support public education.

NSBA’s inside-the-beltway education podcast reports on the coronavirus from the front lines of federal government. Federal Insider is an exclusive benefit to our National Connection participants and members of COSA and CUBE, but our coverage of the coronavirus is available to all.

ASBJ discussed the importance of placing the story of Indigenous peoples in classroom instruction with the authors of An...
11/08/2020
Q&A: Curriculum specialists on the need for accurate Indigenous history instruction

ASBJ discussed the importance of placing the story of Indigenous peoples in classroom instruction with the authors of An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States for Young People. #NativeAmericanHeritageMonth #NSBA4Equity

Educators Jean Mendoza and Debbie Reese (Nambé Pueblo) have adapted the acclaimed 2014 book An Indigenous Peoples History of the United States for middle school and high school students and their teachers. Their revised edition uses maps, photographs, informative sidebars, points for discussion, an...

Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself. — John Dewey
11/07/2020

Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself. — John Dewey

11/06/2020
Arizona School Boards Association

“My role as an Indigenous woman, as an educator, and as teacher of the year was more than just a title.” #NativeAmericanHeritageMonth #nsba4equity

ASBA is celebrating Native American Heritage Month! Meet AEF's 2020 AZ Teacher of the Year, Lynette Stant as she explains what #NativeAmericanHeritageMonth means to her. #Equity365

11/04/2020
NSBA's 80th Anniversary

We believe in the power of the 90,000 local school board members across the country to unite communities and to advocate for and serve more than 50 million students.

It's 2020, and The National School Boards Association (NSBA) is celebrating 80 years of serving state school boards associations and their members school districts.…

Looking for a great weekend read? Check out "Women on Board," where female leaders speak out on their experiences on sch...
11/01/2020
Women on Board

Looking for a great weekend read? Check out "Women on Board," where female leaders speak out on their experiences on school boards. Available now in ASBJ at: https://nsba.org/ASBJ/2020/October/women-on-board

In the magazine’s annual multimedia project, ASBJ delves deep to explore the experiences of women on school boards.

Did you miss our #EdTransformation virtual event on Tuesday, Oct. 27? Watch it now and listen to featured speakers Linda...
10/30/2020
school transformation now

Did you miss our #EdTransformation virtual event on Tuesday, Oct. 27? Watch it now and listen to featured speakers Linda Darling-Hammond, President of the Learning Policy Institute; Roberto Rodriguez, President/CEO of TeachPlus, & former Governors Jim Geringer, Bev Perdue, and Bob Wise.
https://nsba.org/Advocacy/Federal-Legislative-Priorities/school-transformation-now

On Oct. 27, NSBA hosted an engaging discussion with education experts on innovative policies and practices to reshape and provide a more equitable public education for each child. 

This week concluded the second and final week of the COSA School Law Practice Seminar, #NSBACOSA, where we focused on in...
10/30/2020

This week concluded the second and final week of the COSA School Law Practice Seminar, #NSBACOSA, where we focused on inequities in education, legal advocacy, data security and ethics, and school operations. We hope all of our school attorney participants enjoyed the learning opportunities. Check out our photos for some highlights and visit the COSA page to learn about other upcoming events and webinars.
https://nsba.org/Services/Council%20of%20School%20Attorneys

Don't forget to vote for your school board, NSBA President Charlie Wilson tells Education Week. Our children’s access to...
10/28/2020
School Board Elections Are Often Overlooked. They Shouldn't Be

Don't forget to vote for your school board, NSBA President Charlie Wilson tells Education Week. Our children’s access to a quality education—and to the tools that will help them succeed—are in your—the voters’—hands. This year and every year after, let’s take the next step and make our voices heard. https://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2020/10/28/school-board-elections-are-often-overlooked-they.html

Don’t forget to vote for your school board, writes Charlie Wilson. It has direct consequences for the education children receive.

The 2020 nation’s report card reiterates what school board members and educators have known for a long time: public scho...
10/28/2020

The 2020 nation’s report card reiterates what school board members and educators have known for a long time: public schools need more resources to better prepare students for today’s modern world! Read the full statement from NSBA ED & CEO Anna Maria Chavez in response to the #NAEP scores: https://nsba.org/News/2020/NAEP-scores-statement

The role and impact of local school boards is significant, NSBA President Charlie Wilson tells the MinnPost. And the sch...
10/28/2020
It’s a big election year for Minnesota schools. Here’s why you should be paying close attention. | MinnPost

The role and impact of local school boards is significant, NSBA President Charlie Wilson tells the MinnPost. And the school board members elected this Nov. will be tasked with responding in the midst of the pandemic and also with crafting a long-term vision. Read the full article here:

The impact of school boards has never felt more immediate as 301 school districts hold school board elections.

You're invited to a Women in Leadership Discussion, Friday, Oct. 30, 3-4 pm ET. Join us for a conversation about serving...
10/28/2020
Welcome! You are invited to join a meeting: Women in Leadership Virtual Discussion: Women of Color on the School Board. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the meeting.

You're invited to a Women in Leadership Discussion, Friday, Oct. 30, 3-4 pm ET. Join us for a conversation about serving on a school board as a woman of color. Panelists include Joyce Morley, Karen Anderson Holman & Ruth Veales. https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUldeCtrz0rGtUKXCyYPU_wkItUjlWhpxNe

We heard about the challenges faced by female school board members in ASBJ's "Women on Board" article in October. For this virtual event, we asked three of the women featured in that article to talk about what it's like being a woman of color on a school board. Panelists: Karen Anderson Holman, Winc...

We're happy to announce Verjeana McCotter-Jacobs, Esq. as our new Chief Transformation Officer. McCotter-Jacobs will tak...
10/26/2020

We're happy to announce Verjeana McCotter-Jacobs, Esq. as our new Chief Transformation Officer. McCotter-Jacobs will take a lead role in executing our transformation around member engagement and build upon the progress in member services and equity. Read more in our press release: https://nsba.org/News/2020/CTO-appointment-press-release

All across the country innovative programs are leading the way in #equity.  Nominate your school district for the 2021 #...
10/25/2020

All across the country innovative programs are leading the way in #equity. Nominate your school district for the 2021 #MagnaAwards which recognize district programs that remove barriers to achievement for vulnerable students. The deadline is Oct. 30. https://www.nsba.org/Magna-Awards-2020

Join @NSBAPublicEd for an #EdTransformation Twitter Chat on Tuesday, Oct. 27, at 2:30 p.m. following Public School Trans...
10/23/2020

Join @NSBAPublicEd for an #EdTransformation Twitter Chat on Tuesday, Oct. 27, at 2:30 p.m. following Public School Transformation Now! Access, Equity, & Innovation for Each Child. National education experts will be sharing their insights on innovative practices during the pandemic and how to continue public school transformation in a post-COVID world. https://nsba.org/schooltransformationnow

First week of #NSBACOSA is in the books! ✔️  Yesterday's topic on COVID19 provided provide school lawyers with resources...
10/23/2020

First week of #NSBACOSA is in the books! ✔️ Yesterday's topic on COVID19 provided provide school lawyers with resources to make the best decisions for their district during this challenging time. Join us next week, Oct. 27-29, for more invaluable sessions.

Next week, NSBA's equity councils will engage an expert panel on culturally responsive and sustaining curriculum as part...
10/22/2020
Welcome! You are invited to join a webinar: Joint Council Digital Learning Series Culturally Responsive and Sustaining Curriculum and School Environments. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the webinar.

Next week, NSBA's equity councils will engage an expert panel on culturally responsive and sustaining curriculum as part of the Joint Council Digital Learning Series. Join the discussion on Oct. 29 at 3 p.m. EDT. Free and open to the public.
https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_XZSrWaVEQbi6-ZUJ6ILPwg

The chairs of the NSBA equity councils will engage an expert panel on what it means to provide culturally responsive and sustaining curriculum, and why doing is a critical component of practicing equity.

COSA's School Law Practice Virtual Seminar continued today, Day 2, with a 2-part session on the life cycle of a Title IX...
10/22/2020

COSA's School Law Practice Virtual Seminar continued today, Day 2, with a 2-part session on the life cycle of a Title IX complaint with Holly McIntush and Jessica Witte, Thompson & Horton LLP, Austin, TX, Sarah Orman, Texas Association of School Boards, Austin, TX, and Jackie Gharapour Wernz, Franczek P.C., Chicago, IL. Next, we heard from W. Douglas Thorne, Elkhart Community Schools, Elkhart, IN and Vicki Elaine Becker, Prosecuting Attorney, 34th Judicial District, County of Elkhart, IN on strategies and practices to employ as a school attorney investigating a potential issue. Check back tomorrow, Oct. 22 for Day 3! #NSBACOSA

COSA's School Law Practice Virtual Seminar opened with warm welcomes from the COSA Board of Directors Chair Jim Keith, N...
10/20/2020

COSA's School Law Practice Virtual Seminar opened with warm welcomes from the COSA Board of Directors Chair Jim Keith, NSBA Executive Director and CEO Anna Maria Chávez, and NSBA Chief Legal Officer Francisco Negrón, followed by engaging and insightful sessions covering a range of labor & employment issues. See you tomorrow for Day 2️⃣! #NSBACOSA

Amazing work and great pictures, Alabama Association of School Boards! We are so happy to help our state associations se...
10/20/2020

Amazing work and great pictures, Alabama Association of School Boards! We are so happy to help our state associations serve their districts.

AASB, in partnership with the The National School Boards Association and with thanks to the generosity of Bella+Canvas and Serena Williams through the #MasksForKids initiative, was happy to support the needs of Montgomery Alabama Public Schools students and teachers by providing a donation of 160k masks for those resuming in-person learning.

NSBA is so pleased to see member associations like Alabama Association of School Boards distribute masks to their distri...
10/20/2020

NSBA is so pleased to see member associations like Alabama Association of School Boards distribute masks to their districts from a donation NSBA secured by teaming up with Bella+Canvas and Serena Williams! ➡️ nsba.org/masksforkids

Thank you to the Alabama School Board Association for donating 160,000 masks to MPS!

The COSA School Law Practice Virtual Seminar kicks off today at 1 p.m.❗ Over the next two weeks, NSBA’s Council of Schoo...
10/20/2020

The COSA School Law Practice Virtual Seminar kicks off today at 1 p.m.❗ Over the next two weeks, NSBA’s Council of School Attorneys will share insights & practical advice on the most pressing legal topics. Today’s theme: labor & employment. Join the conversation with #NSBACOSA

10/18/2020
NSBA Now! Season 1, Episode 2

NSBA Executive Director and CEO Anna Maria Chávez shares why participating in the 2020 Election, including local races like school board seats, is critical to democracy in this monthly “NSBA Now!” series.

Join us Oct. 27, 1 pm EDT for Public School Transformation Now! Access, Equity & Innovation for Each Child, an NSBA comp...
10/16/2020

Join us Oct. 27, 1 pm EDT for Public School Transformation Now! Access, Equity & Innovation for Each Child, an NSBA complimentary virtual event. Expert speakers include Linda Darling-Hammond, President & CEO of the Learning Policy Institute and Roberto Rodriguez, President & CEO of Teach Plus. Learn more and register today at: https://nsba.org/Advocacy/Federal-Legislative-Priorities/school-transformation-now

Amidst the ongoing pandemic, NSBA’s Executive Director and CEO Anna Maria Chávez released the following statement on the...
10/15/2020
NSBA Calls for Immediate COVID Relief Funding for Public Schools

Amidst the ongoing pandemic, NSBA’s Executive Director and CEO Anna Maria Chávez released the following statement on the need for immediate COVID relief funding for public schools.

While public schools have historically been underfunded, with the COVID-19 pandemic we are at a point where our ability to serve students around the nation is at risk. NSBA again calls on Congress and the Administration to come together in a bi-partisan manner and provide $200 billion for America’...

"Educational equity is the intentional allocation of resources, instruction, and opportunities according to need, requir...
10/15/2020
Equity

"Educational equity is the intentional allocation of resources, instruction, and opportunities according to need, requiring that discriminatory practices, prejudices, and beliefs be identified and eradicated." — NSBA Board of Directors #NSBA4Equity

The promise of public education is for every child to succeed in school and life. To realize this promise, every child must be given resources, supports, and interventions based on his or her needs. The nation's school boards are uniquely positioned to fulfill this promise to all students, which is....

As the Senate Judiciary Committee conducts the #SCOTUS confirmation hearing, NSBA's Federal Insider explores what a pote...
10/13/2020
Federal Insider Podcast

As the Senate Judiciary Committee conducts the #SCOTUS confirmation hearing, NSBA's Federal Insider explores what a potential confirmation might mean for school-related court cases.

NSBA’s inside-the-beltway education podcast reports on the coronavirus from the front lines of federal government. Federal Insider is an exclusive benefit to our National Connection participants and members of COSA and CUBE, but our coverage of the coronavirus is available to all.

The pandemic has required school attorneys to adapt their practice in many ways. The COSA School Law Practice Seminar pr...
10/13/2020

The pandemic has required school attorneys to adapt their practice in many ways. The COSA School Law Practice Seminar provides school lawyers with timely, valuable resources to make the best decisions for their districts. Learn more and register today. Registration closes Friday, Oct. 16 at 11:59 pm ET. https://nsba.org/Events/COSA-School-Law-Practice-Seminar

"NSBA commends the South Carolina Supreme Court for ruling in accordance with the amicus brief the association filed in ...
10/08/2020
NSBA Contributes to Winning Argument in South Carolina Supreme Court Privatization Case Statement

"NSBA commends the South Carolina Supreme Court for ruling in accordance with the amicus brief the association filed in this case. The South Carolina Supreme Court found, as we highlighted in our argument, that funneling public CARES Act aid to private schools is unlawful."

NSBA commends the South Carolina Supreme Court for ruling in accordance with the amicus brief the association filed in Adams v. McMaster. The South Carolina Supreme Court found, as we highlighted in our argument, that funneling public CARES Act aid to private schools is unlawful.

Do you know a district that is leading the way in equity? Nominate it for the 2021 Magna Awards! NSBA's Magna Awards rec...
10/08/2020
www.nsba.org

Do you know a district that is leading the way in equity? Nominate it for the 2021 Magna Awards! NSBA's Magna Awards recognize district programs that remove barriers to achievement for vulnerable or underserved children. Deadline is Oct. 30, 2020.

Visit the Magna Awards application page, which is supported by Reviewr. You will have to create an account before you can submit. You may make multiple submissions under your account. Please contact a support person at Reviewr at [email protected] or 402.261.5802 if you need assistance.

Season 5 of Federal Insider, NSBA's inside the beltway education podcast, is here! 🔊 Learn about national education poli...
10/07/2020
Federal Insider Podcast

Season 5 of Federal Insider, NSBA's inside the beltway education podcast, is here! 🔊 Learn about national education policy developments and get valuable insights from NSBA's federal advocacy team, legal advocacy team, and expert guests.

NSBA’s inside-the-beltway education podcast reports on the coronavirus from the front lines of federal government. Federal Insider is an exclusive benefit to our National Connection participants and members of COSA and CUBE, but our coverage of the coronavirus is available to all.

NSBA Executive Director and CEO Anna Maria Chávez illustrates why public schools, which have been on the front line of o...
10/05/2020
Chávez: The Federal Government Must Provide Financial Help for Public School Students Now, or We Face Losing an Entire Generation

NSBA Executive Director and CEO Anna Maria Chávez illustrates why public schools, which have been on the front line of our nation's coronavirus response, deserve more support from the federal government in an op-ed with The 74.

School districts across the country are making the tough decision between in-person versus remote learning. Regardless of the path they choose, students are returning to a public school system more underfunded than at any time in recent memory. Direct federal support to state and local budgets is ne...

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