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Dr. Juan Andrade, Jr., and U.S. Congressman Jesús “Chuy” García, 2020 Abrazo Award Winners

The National Hispanic Council (NHC) presented this year’s Abrazo Award to Dr. Juan Andrade, Jr., and U.S. Congressman Jesús “Chuy” García in recognition of their commitment to improving educational opportunities for Latinx students.

  • NSBA Defends Public School Funding from Administration Rule

    September 16, 2020

    NSBA is pleased that the U.S. Department of Education withdrew its equitable services interim final rule following the association’s multiple efforts to prevent its implementation. The rule would have diverted a disproportionate share of emergency funds to private schools at the expense of disadvantaged public school students.

  • Shelby County Schools Winner of the CUBE Annual Award for Urban School Board Excellence

    September 15, 2020

    NSBA's Council of Urban Boards of Education has recognized Tennessee’s Shelby County Schools and their exceptional leadership by awarding the board the 2020 Award for Urban School Board Excellence.

  • Virginia School Boards Association President Winner of 2020 Lifetime Achievement Award

    September 15, 2020

    NSBA's Council of Urban Boards of Education has recognized Rodney Jordan's commitment to representing the students of Virginia's Norfolk Public Schools by awarding him the 2020 Benjamin Elijah Mays Lifetime Achievement Award.

  • Aetna and Lyft to Give Schools Access to Essential Rides for Families

    August 17, 2020

    In collaboration with the National School Boards Association and Lyft, Aetna will give $100,000 in essential rides for families in school districts around the country to help families this school year.

  • 2025 NAEP Reading Framework

    July 20, 2020

    The National Assessment Governing Board (NAGB) recently released a draft of the NAEP Reading Assessment Framework for the general public to review and provide feedback from June 22 to July 23, 2020. The new framework is expected to integrate recent reading standards, curricula and instruction, cover new research on reading comprehension, and reflect the latest perspectives on the nation’s future, needs, and desirable levels of achievement.

  • NSBA Statement Calling for Federal Support for Public Schools

    July 20, 2020

    Anna Maria Chávez, Executive Director & CEO National School Boards Association issued a statement calling for federal support of public schools. “The need has never been more crucial for the federal government to renew its investment in public schools and provide dedicated funding for public K-12 education so that school districts will have the resources they need to address the revenue shortfalls and new expenses. Investing in neighborhood public schools is the best thing the federal government can do right now to support schoolchildren and the future of our nation. That support is needed right now.”

  • Statement on the Passing of Representative John Lewis

    July 19, 2020

    NSBA mourns the passing of U.S. Representative John Lewis, whose commitment to the ideals of equality, freedom, and human rights advanced the role of public education as a civil right and ensured all students had access to high-quality schools.


Arizona’s Alhambra Elementary School District #68 Winner of the 2020 RISE Award

The National Black Council of School Board Members presented its Recognizing Innovative Strategies in Equity (RISE) Award to Arizona’s Alhambra Elementary School District #68 in recognition of their policies, practices, and strategies that promote and enhance equitable conditions for Black students.

Cherokee Central Schools, North Carolina, Winner of 2020 Luminous Eagle Award

Congratulations to Cherokee Elementary Schools, winner of the Luminous Eagle Award for their excellence in establishing and executing policies, practices, and strategies that promote and enhance equitable conditions, increased access to quality instruction and improved academic outcomes and career readiness for American Indian and Alaska Native students.