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Gentzel podium 2018

An Inaccurate Census Count Jeopardizes Educational Opportunities

The ability of public schools to carry out their mission will be severely undermined if the federal government undertakes measures such as the inclusion of a question on citizenship in the Decennial Census, which U.S. Census Bureau and survey experts predict will undercount the number of children and families our schools serve.

Students at computer in library

Underserved & rural communities stand to lose with proposed E-rate and USF cap

Access to the internet is a necessity in today’s society. Capping the Universal Service Fund & E-rate program, which connect nearly 100% of schools & libraries to the internet, will only hurt those who need and depend on it to stay connected.


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CUBE 2019 Annual Conference - Smiling Girl

CUBE Annual Conference

Miami, FL September 26 - September 28, 2019


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From “Educating Peter” to Serving More Students with Special Needs

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.

Tom On Point: Explaining Ourselves

In his reoccurring column, Executive Director and CEO Thomas J. Gentzel discusses the heavy responsibilities that come with serving as a school board member and the importance of explaining decisions when leading a school district.

President’s Perspective: Unintended Consequence

NSBA’s 2018-19 President Frank C. Pugh supported the California Voting Rights Act which lessened the burden for ethnic communities to challenge “at-large” election systems even though it meant giving up his seat on the school board.


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