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NSBA Statement in Support of U.S. House Appropriations Committee-Passed Education Spending Bill

NSBA commends the U.S. House Appropriations Committee for passing a fiscal year 2022 spending bill that would increase funding for the U.S. Department of Education by 41 percent. The proposed increases are absolutely vital to address three huge challenges facing America’s public schools and students.

National School Boards Association Announces Interim Executive Director and CEO

NSBA is pleased to announced that Chief Advocacy Officer Chip Slaven has assumed leadership of NSBA as interim Executive Director and CEO. Slaven previously served as NSBA’s Chief Advocacy Officer and brings extensive government relations and legal experience to the role.


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COSA 2021 Fall School Law Seminar

October 20 - October 28, 2021
Legal practice is fluid. And nothing has required school lawyers to adapt their practice more than the ongoing pandemic. This fall, the 2021 fall School Law Seminar will provide school lawyers with timely, valuable resources to make the best decisions for their districts.

Perspectives & Blogs

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Up to the challenge

NSBA’s 2021-22 President Dr. Viola M. Garcia reflects on the questions that the pandemic has posed to public education and encourages school board members to strengthen their resolve.

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Mahanoy Area School District Case v. B.L. Information and Resources

NSBA has filed an amicus brief and provided resources surrounding a case urging the U.S. Supreme Court to overrule a troubling lower court decision that would limit public school officials’ ability to address online student speech that originates off-campus.

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From Changing Learning Space to Changing Curriculum

Following NAEP’s release of the disappointing 2019 science assessment results, NSBA’s Center for Public Education explores the strong connection between school infrastructure and science education.


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COVID-19 Update: NSBA is committed to the safety and security of our team and our members. To safely and effectively meet the public health challenge presented by COVID-19, except for essential team members to help us process mail and other business operations, the NSBA team is currently working remotely. Regardless of where our team is located, we are passionately dedicated to serving our members with products, services, and support to improve the lives of our children through public education.