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Viola M. Garcia Elected National School Boards Association President

Viola M. Garcia of Texas’s Aldine Independent School District was elected as president of NSBA, making her the first Latina to ever hold the position. Garcia has served on her local board since 1992 and held leadership positions at the Mexican American School Board Members Association, Texas Association of School Boards, and the University of Houston-Downtown.

National School Boards Association Praises President Biden’s Bold Vision for Rebuilding and Reinvesting in Public Schools and Students

In response to his joint address to Congress last night, NSBA Executive Director and CEO Anna Maria Chávez praised President Biden's new vision for the future of education in America and its investments in school infrastructure and expanded universal education.


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2021 Advocacy Institute

June 08 - June 10, 2021
Join colleagues from across the country at this robust online event focused on unifying state school board associations and their districts’ leaders around our advocacy priorities. Hear the results first-hand from a national poll on public schools that will be released as part of the event, explore key policy issues, get advocacy training, and hear insights from renown national figures so you can be an informed advocate on Capitol Hill for your schoolchildren.

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2020 State of the Association

Full of challenge and change, 2020 was like no other year. NSBA's State of the Association provides a snapshot of the association's advocacy and member services work as well as our ongoing transformation.

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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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School Transformation Beyond 2020

Schools are set to recieve significant federal funding from the American Rescue Plan. NSBA's Center for Public Education explores how to best use this additional funding to invest in technology-enabled school models and drive long-term transformation.


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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.