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NSBA Recommits to Student Privacy Pledge

NSBA is a proud signatory 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.

  • NSBA RFP for Legal Services

    November 3, 2020

  • NSBA Statement on NAEP Scores

    October 28, 2020

    The 2020 nation’s report card reiterates what school board members and frontline educators have known for a long time: public schools need more resources to better prepare students for today’s modern world. Public schools need support to reinvent and improve learning, recruit and support teachers, and close the homework gap by providing students access to high-speed broadband.

  • NSBA Announces Appointment of Verjeana McCotter-Jacobs as New Chief Transformation Officer

    October 26, 2020

    NSBA is happy to announce the appointment of Verjeana McCotter-Jacobs, Esq. as the organization’s new Chief Transformation Officer. McCotter-Jacobs will take a lead role in executing the organization’s transformation around member engagement, as well as build upon the progress in member services and equity. In this new position. McCotter-Jacobs will set the tone, spur enthusiasm, and challenge conventional wisdom to drive transformational change.

  • NSBA Calls for Immediate COVID Relief Funding for Public Schools

    October 15, 2020

    While public schools have historically been underfunded, with the COVID-19 pandemic we are at a point where our ability to serve students around the nation is at risk. NSBA again calls on Congress and the Administration to come together in a bi-partisan manner and provide $200 billion for America’s schools.

  • NSBA Contributes to Winning Argument in South Carolina Supreme Court Privatization Case Statement

    October 8, 2020

    NSBA commends the South Carolina Supreme Court for ruling in accordance with the amicus brief the association filed in Adams v. McMaster. The South Carolina Supreme Court found, as we highlighted in our argument, that funneling public CARES Act aid to private schools is unlawful.

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

    September 23, 2020

    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.

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

    September 23, 2020

    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.


NSBA joins National Organizations in Call on Congress to Invest in Schools During Lame Duck

NSBA joins national organizations in a call on congress to invest in schools during the lame duck period. At a time when the nation agrees on very little, everyone agrees on the importance of ensuring all of our students have what they need to learn during this pandemic, and helping schools open— and stay open—safely for staff and students. This important work is dependent upon federal support. Congress must act now to provide aid to states and schools during the lame duck period. Educators, students and communities cannot wait any longer.

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National Innovation Education Award Recognizes Oklahoma State School Boards Association’s Strategic Process

NSBA is proud to announce the Oklahoma State School Boards Association as the recipient of the NSBA 2020 Leading Edge Award for its Continuous Strategic Improvement (CSI) process, which engages school district stakeholders to create an intentional shared vision with community ownership.