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School board members are tasked with a large scope of responsibilities: adopting budgets, enacting policy, and establishing expectations, among many other duties. It’s often a thankless job, but those who answer the call are rewarded by ensuring that ever child receive a great public education.
As school leaders, board members should consider the way they can collaborate with their districts to celebrate American Education Week. NSBA President ElizaBeth Branham encourages her fellow board members to use the opportunity to champion public education.
The recent released NAEP data offer many opportunities for school leaders to learn which practices can help students raise their academic achievement levels, specifically when it comes to digital learning. The Center for Public Education examined the relationship between student achievement and some technology-related school factors.
Special education students enrolled in career technical education classes demonstrate better school completion and graduation rates. They also equip students with the important skills needed to succeed in life, helping them transition into adulthood and close the achievement gap.
In 2017-18, approximately 6.9 million students attended special education in K-12 public schools. As participation rates continue to grow, a fully-funded Individuals with Disabilities Education Act is more important than ever.
Response to the 2019 NAEP Mathematics and Reading Results Thomas J. Gentzel
Statement on Upcoming DACA Supreme Court Case Thomas J. Gentzel