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.
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.
September 22, 2020
Congratulations to Cherokee Elementary Schools, winner of the Luminous Eagle Award for their excellence in establishing and executing policies, practices, and strategies that promote and enhance equitable conditions, increased access to quality instruction and improved academic outcomes and career readiness for American Indian and Alaska Native students.
September 16, 2020
NSBA is pleased that the U.S. Department of Education withdrew its equitable services interim final rule following the association’s multiple efforts to prevent its implementation. The rule would have diverted a disproportionate share of emergency funds to private schools at the expense of disadvantaged public school students.
September 15, 2020
NSBA's Council of Urban Boards of Education has recognized Tennessee’s Shelby County Schools and their exceptional leadership by awarding the board the 2020 Award for Urban School Board Excellence.
September 15, 2020
NSBA's Council of Urban Boards of Education has recognized Rodney Jordan's commitment to representing the students of Virginia's Norfolk Public Schools by awarding him the 2020 Benjamin Elijah Mays Lifetime Achievement Award.
August 17, 2020
In collaboration with the National School Boards Association and Lyft, Aetna will give $100,000 in essential rides for families in school districts around the country to help families this school year.
July 20, 2020
The National Assessment Governing Board (NAGB) recently released a draft of the NAEP Reading Assessment Framework for the general public to review and provide feedback from June 22 to July 23, 2020. The new framework is expected to integrate recent reading standards, curricula and instruction, cover new research on reading comprehension, and reflect the latest perspectives on the nation’s future, needs, and desirable levels of achievement.
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.
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.