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Two New NSBA Resources

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VIDEO: Left Offline

Nearly 17 million public school students in the U.S. lack adequate access to high-speed broadband and/or internet devices. In our new video, a ninth grader in rural Oregon and a first grade teacher in urban Maryland share their experiences with the homework gap.

NSBA Welcomes Dr. John Heim as Executive Director and CEO

Dr. John Heim will become the new NSBA Executive Director effective November 23, 2021. John was the unanimous choice of the NSBA Board of Directors and we are confident that he is the best person to lead NSBA during such an important period for the organization.

Events

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Equity Symposium 2022

Washington, D.C. January 22, 2022
The NSBA Equity Symposium provides a forum for school board members, public school advocates, and community leaders to examine and discuss the strategies, current trends, research, and best practices around equity in our nation’s public K-12 schools. Join your colleagues at NSBA’s Equity Symposium, January 22, 2022 in Washington, D.C.

Blogs

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Anything Is Possible

Aldine Independent School District's Carver High School offers award-winning programs in visual arts, vocal and instrumental music, dance, and theatre, giving its students—many of whom live in poverty—a safe environment to discover and be themselves.

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Vaccines, Face Masks, and the New School Year: 50 States at a Glance

NSBA’s Center for Public Education studied data sources in health and education at all levels of government to provide a comprehensive national picture on vaccines, face masks, and instructional models during the 2021-22 school year.

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Responding to the Coronavirus

We continue to update our coronavirus page with information and resources to help schools follow federal, state, and local health authorities’ guidelines on current measures to determine the right actions for their individual communities. Our commitment at NSBA is — first and foremost — to ensure the health and safety of our members and staff and the students and school personnel in our charge.

News

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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.