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Three School Districts Earn Top Honors in the 2023 Magna Awards
New York’s Windsor Central School District and Buffalo Public Schools and Kansas’ Lawrence Public Schools are the Grand Prize winners in the 29th annual Magna Awards program sponsored by the National School Boards Association’s flagship magazine, American School Board Journal (ASBJ).
NSBA Deputy Executive Director Featured in Education WeekNovember 23, 2022
NSBA Deputy Executive Director Verjeana McCotter-Jacobs was quoted in an article in Education Week on how to better recruit and retain school board members of color.
NSBA Partners with National PTA on Virtual Town Hall on National Parent Involvement Day, Nov. 17November 15, 2022
At 7 p.m. on Nov. 17, NSBA will partner with National PTA and other national education organizations to celebrate National Parent Involvement Day in a virtual town hall with National PTA President Anna King, NSBA Executive Director and CEO Dr. John Heim, and other education leaders.
NSBA Asks Congress for $1 Billion in Additional Emergency Connectivity FundsOctober 27, 2022
On Oct. 27, the National School Boards Association (NSBA) joined 65 education and related national organizations in a letter to congressional leaders asking for $1 billion in additional funds for the Emergency Connectivity Fund (ECF), which is administered by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).
NSBA Joins with Other Education Groups in Launch of #HerefortheKids CampaignOctober 5, 2022
NSBA President Frank Henderson Jr. and NSBA Board Member Marnie Maraldo joined colleagues from other national education organizations at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., to launch the new #HerefortheKids campaign.
Apply by Nov. 21 for the 2023 Magna AwardsOctober 4, 2022
NSBA’s Magna Awards program has a long history of recognizing exemplary school district programs. The 2023 awards program will focus on innovation in education. It will honor district programs that solved a challenge with creativity and out-of-the-box strategies.
CUBE 2022 Postponed to Dec. 8-10, 2022September 26, 2022
On Sept. 26, we consulted with local officials in Miami about Hurricane Ian and its impact, including extreme travel delays and cancellations. Based on these discussions, and with the safety and well-being of our registrants as a primary concern, we have made the decision to postpone CUBE 2022 to Dec. 8-10, 2022, at the InterContinental in Miami. Read this update for additional details.
National School Boards Association Reacts to U.S. Supreme Court’s Decision in Carson v. MakinJune 22, 2022
On June 21, in a 6-3 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Carson v. Makin that the First Amendment’s Free Exercise of Religion Clause requires states to include religious institutions and religious schools in state funding programs. In response, Francisco M. Negrón, Jr., Chief Legal Officer of the National School Boards Association (NSBA), made the following statement.
NSBA Urges FCC to Allow Schools and Libraries to Use E-rate Funds to Combat Cyberattacks
NSBA joined ten other organizations in filing comments with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) regarding the use of E-rate program funds to enable schools and libraries to combat cyberattacks.
NSBA Chief Legal Officer Quoted in Washington Post
Francisco M. Negrón, Jr., NSBA’s Chief Legal Officer, was quoted in a Washington Post article on how governing bodies, including school boards, are examining possible changes to public comment opportunities.