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Tom on Point: Is your district award-worthy?

While reviewing applications for the American Association of School Administrators’ National Superintendent of the Year program, Executive Director & CEO Thomas J. Gentzel reflects on the attributes of high-performing school systems.

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President’s Perspective: Count every child

NSBA President ElizaBeth Branham emboldens school board leaders to ensure each and every child and their relatives is counted in Census 2020.


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NSBA Annual Conference and Exposition

Chicago, IL April 04 - April 06, 2020
Join more than 7,000 school board members, superintendents, and education leaders from across the country and around the globe to gain valuable knowledge in leadership, advocacy, learning technology, urban school challenges, and safe schools.


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STEM with Family Engagement

Family engagement is shown to have a profound and positive impact on student learning. NSBA's CPE offers practical tips on how parents can show interest and partake in their children's studies during the holiday season.

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Elevating Technology in Public Schools

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.

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Linking LifeReady Skills to Transition in Special Education

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.


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