NSBA's Council of Urban Boards of Education (CUBE) is pleased to announce that Micah Ali of Compton Unified School District in California was elected to serve as the council's chair. Shavonna Holman of Omaha Public Schools in Nebraska was elected Vice Chair and Ty G. Jones of Lancaster Independent School District in Texas was elected Secretary.
October 13, 2021
Dr. Viola Garcia, NSBA President and member of the Aldine, Texas Independent School District Board of Trustees, has been appointed to the National Assessment Governing Board (NAGB). NAGB oversees the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), also known as the “Nation’s Report Card.”
September 22, 2021
In response to increasingly tense public forums and online discussions related to safe school openings, NSBA and AASA released the following statement denouncing threats and violence directed at school leaders.
September 13, 2021
In response to the Arizona School Boards Association’s lawsuit seeking to overturn an Arizona law that prohibits school boards from requiring masks in schools, NSBA has filed an amicus curiae brief in Arizona state court informing courts about the realities schools face in navigating restrictive laws and mandates where communities need flexibility.
September 9, 2021
In response to President Joe Biden’s announced new policies on vaccination and testing to keep schools and the economy open, NSBA interim Executive Director and CEO Chip Slaven released the following statement.
August 17, 2021
Leadership and members of the NSBA met with U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona in a virtual town hall meeting to discuss back-to-school challenges and the Education Department’s Return to School Roadmap. NSBA greatly appreciates Secretary Cardona’s continued support and advocacy.
August 5, 2021
Through the shared value of caring for students, teachers and educators, the collaboration between NSBA and SchoolMaskPack aims to provide high-quality reusable masks to classrooms across the country. In addition to a donation of mask packs for under-served school districts, SchoolMaskPack will give an additional set of masks to teachers and administrators who are purchasing for their schools to help ensure a seamless return to in-person learning.
July 29, 2021
NSBA strongly urged congressional leaders to prioritize an investment of at least $130 billion in school facilities as they engage in negotiations on a national infrastructure package.
Dr. John Heim will become the new NSBA Executive Director effective November 23, 2021. John was the unanimous choice of the NSBA Board of Directors and we are confident that he is the best person to lead NSBA during such an important period for the organization.
On October 22, NSBA sent a message to its members expressing regret and apologizing for the letter to President Biden.