Through continuous growth and innovation, public schools provide exceptional learning opportunities for schoolchildren across the country, and so it comes as no surprise that the PDK Poll again found that K-12 parents give high marks to their children’s local schools. Read more from NSBA Executive Director & CEO Thomas J. Gentzel's statement in response to the 2019 PDK Poll results.
July 15, 2019
NSBA recognizes the Alabama Association of School Boards (AASB) and Georgia School Boards Association (GSBA) for their development of innovative projects that promote and advance public education.
June 27, 2019
The National School Boards Association commends today’s decision by the U.S. Supreme Court in Dept. of Commerce v. New York. This is a decision that could have a profoundly positive and long-lasting impact on schoolchildren in our public schools.
June 25, 2019
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.
June 24, 2019
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.
June 18, 2019
On June 7, 2019, Patte Barth passed away after a long battle with cancer. She has left us physically, but her research, her dedication to public education and her passion to serve every student in public schools will endure as her legacy at NSBA's Center for Public Education (CPE).
June 13, 2019
The National School Boards Association supports The Smoke-Free Schools Act of 2019, introduced today by U. S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and Mitt Romney (R-Utah).
May 20, 2019
NSBA today announced that Stuart “Chip” Slaven has joined the association as Chief Advocacy Officer. Slaven will lead the Federal Advocacy & Public Policy group, which represents state school board associations and their members before the U.S. Congress and the Administration. Slaven is a government relations veteran who brings passion and extensive experience to drive our vision for public education forward.
Created in compliance of the Telecommunications Act in 1996, the Universal Service Fund provides affordable internet access to low-income and rural areas. In its comments to the FCC, NSBA made clear that placing an overall spending cap on the fund will lead to unnecessary competition among its four programs.
NSBA supports The Smoke-Free Schools Act of 2019 introduced in the House today. The legislation would ban e-cigarette usage in educational and childcare facilities.