The National School Boards Association is conducting a national search for its next Executive Director as it continues to fulfill its important mission as the leading advocate for public education. The NSBA Board of Directors formed a search committee that is comprised of members of the executive committee of the Board of Directors, state school boards associations executive directors, and a representative from NSBA’s past presidents group.
January 17, 2020
NSBA has retained Vetted Solutions, an executive search firm that represents leading associations and nonprofit organizations, to conduct the association's national search to replace its retiring Executive Director and CEO, Thomas J. Gentzel.
December 22, 2019
NSBA is pleased that U.S. Congress and the Administration reached a bipartisan agreement, which contains a $1.3 billion increase for education, to fund the government. The education funding is a much needed investment in every student who attends a public school.
November 5, 2019
The public school is both a cherished tradition, as well as a critical underpinning, to the democracies of both Canada and the United States. It is an essential means of ensuring that citizens are well prepared to elect their leaders and to make important decisions about shaping the future. That is why, in both of our countries, education is deeply rooted in the community and why leadership of it must be, too.
October 30, 2019
While the national high school graduation rate is at its all-time highest, the findings from the 2019 NAEP Mathematics and Reading Assessments demonstrate that students must have more support.
October 16, 2019
Following the reintroduction of the IDEA High Cost Pool Funding Act, NSBA Executive Director & CEO Thomas J. Gentzel released a statement in support of the legislation.
October 10, 2019
After serving as Executive Director & CEO for NSBA since 2012, Thomas J. Gentzel today announced he will retire in May 2020.
October 10, 2019
NSBA filed an amicus brief urging the Supreme Court to preserve the DACA program and protect the rights of the more than 850,000 public school students that have benefited from it.
NSBA strongly opposes the Trump administration’s proposed budget for the Department of Education for Fiscal Year 2021 as it lays out the wrong priorities to educate all schoolchildren.
The "education freedom scholarships" mentioned in the State of the Union address would harm millions of students and the idea fails to recognize the myriad of choices that exist in public schools. Public education is one of the cornerstones of our society, and the vast majority of Americans believe it is the great equalizer.