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Alabama Association of School Boards and Georgia School Boards Association Named Recipients of Leading Edge Award

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.

  • Underserved & rural communities stand to lose with proposed E-rate and USF cap

    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.

  • In memory of Patte Barth, former Director of NSBA's Center for Public Education

    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).

  • NSBA Supports Smoke-Free Schools Legislation

    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).

  • NSBA Names Chip Slaven Chief Advocacy Officer

    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.

  • COSBAC Registration Open

    May 17, 2019

    COSBAC is a forum of the communication staff from state school boards associations across North America. If you're a member of COSBAC be sure to register for the upcoming Annual Conference which will take place July 11-13, 2019.

  • NSBA Launches the Center for Safe Schools

    May 16, 2019

    The National School Boards Association announced the launch of the NSBA Center for Safe Schools, a new initiative that provides critical resources to help education leaders, administrators and the public enhance student and school safety.

  • FY2020 Appropriations Statement

    May 8, 2019

    Executive Director and CEO Thomas J. Gentzel expressed support in a letter to Congress for the House Appropriations Committee to pass its proposed 2020 budget, which contains a $4.4 billion increase from last year in education funding.


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Census Citizenship Question Statement // Declaración sobre la Cuestión de Ciudadanía en el Censo

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.

Gentzel podium 2018

An Inaccurate Census Count Jeopardizes Educational Opportunities

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.