NSBA's Council of School Attorneys (COSA) is happy to announce Sam S. Harben, Jr. the 2021 COSA Lifetime Achievement Award winner. In acknowledgment of his dedication and hard work on behalf of Georgia’s public education system and its 1.7 million students, Harben was presented with the award during the COSA 2021 Online School Law Seminar.
April 7, 2021
NSBA's National Hispanic Council of School Board Members is pleased to announce Ruben Archuleta of Española Public School District, New Mexico was elected Chair.
April 6, 2021
NSBA's Council of Urban Boards of Education is pleased to announce that Steve Gallon III, of Miami-Dade County Public Schools, Florida was elected to serve as the council’s chair. A former classroom teacher, assistant principal, principal, administrator, and superintendent, Steve Gallon III has received numerous awards for his professional and community service.
March 29, 2021
The Magna Awards honor districts across the country for district programs that break down barriers for underserved students. Massachusetts’ Mashpee Public Schools, Maine’s Portland Public Schools, and Michigan’s Detroit Public Schools are the Grand Prize winners in the 27th annual Magna Awards program sponsored by the National School Boards Association’s flagship magazine, American School Board Journal (ASBJ). Learn more about their winning programs.
March 24, 2021
The officers of NSBA’s 2020-2021 Board of Directors shared their experiences of leading a school district through the COVID-19 national emergency with the U.S. Department of Education in conjunction with the department's National Safe School Reopening Summit.
March 24, 2021
NSBA released a statement condemning senseless acts of violence in response to mass shootings in Atlanta and Boulder.
March 10, 2021
In response to congressional passage of the American Rescue Plan, NSBA praised the bill for providing much needed support and resources to help the nation’s schools and students.
March 1, 2021
Today, NSBA filed an amicus brief in Mahanoy Area School District v. B.L. 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, including online speech that threatens, bullies, or harasses.
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.
In response to President Biden's outline of his Fiscal Year 2022 domestic budget priorities to Congress, NSBA issued a statement commending the proposal for its $20 billion increase in Title I grants for disadvantaged students, $2.6 billion increase for special education, and $1 billion increase to support of counselors, nurses, and mental health professionals in schools.