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National School Boards Association Statement on CDC Reopening Announcement

NSBA Executive Director and CEO Anna Maria Chávez recognized today's phased reopening announcement from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention and non-binding guidance from the U.S. Department of Education for their flexibility while also calling for additional funding and resources from the federal government.

  • Statement from NSBA on President Biden’s Selection of Jessica Rosenworcel as Chair of the Federal Communications Commission

    January 21, 2021

    In response to President Biden’s announcement that Jessica Rosenworcel will be the acting chair of the Federal Communications Commission, NSBA Executive Director and CEO Anna Maria Chávez issued the follow statement to commend Rosenworcel as a champion of closing the digital divide.

  • Statement on President-elect Biden’s “American Rescue Plan”

    January 14, 2021

    In response to the President-elect Joe Biden’s “American Rescue Plan,” NSBA Executive Director and CEO Anna Maria Chávez applauds President-elect Biden for heeding our recommendations and delivering critically needed aid to the public school districts at the frontline of combatting this pandemic.

  • COVID-19 Emergency Relief Statements

    December 28, 2020

    In response to the passage of COVID-19 emergency relief and the appropriations to fund the federal government for 2021, NSBA released statements reaffirming that the public school relief is an important first step but that major help is still needed.

  • NSBA and CABE Statement on U.S. Education Secretary Announcement

    December 22, 2020

    In response to the nomination of Dr. Miguel Cardona as Secretary of Education, NSBA and the Connecticut Association of Boards of Education (CABE) issued statements.

  • NSBA Transition Recommendations

    December 7, 2020

    NSBA provided the Biden/Harris transition team with several nonpartisan recommendations to guide the incoming administration’s policy platform. Our recommendations address the ongoing national emergency while setting a vision for the future of public schools across the nation.

  • NSBA Announces Eileen Frazier as New Chief Administrative Officer

    December 7, 2020

    NSBA is excited to announce the appointment of Eileen Frazier as the organization’s new Chief Administrative Officer. As CAO, Frazier will take on the vital role of aligning and developing NSBA’s key organizational functions necessary to execute the association’s transformation.

  • NSBA Recommits to Student Privacy Pledge

    November 25, 2020

    NSBA is a proud supporter of the Future of Privacy Forum and the Software & Information Industry Association’s Pledge 2020, which commits to protecting student information and clearly communicating privacy policies with student families.

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New Guide Empowers School Boards to Reimagine Their Role in Ensuring Educational Equity

The "Reimagining School Board Leadership: Actions for Equity" guide is a collaboration between NSBA’s Dismantling Institutional Racism in Education (DIRE) initiative and Center for Safe Schools that focuses on acknowledging and understanding current events and the historical issues of systemic racism in America. This resource establishes a drive for school boards to rise to these current challenges our school systems are facing to transform public education, with a focus on equitable access to a world-class education for every student.

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NSBA Asks Federal Communications Commission to Close Remote Learning Gap

A coalition of education advocates, including NSBA, petitioned the Federal Communications Commission to close the remote learning gap for the estimated 15-16 million students who lack home internet access.