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The Council of School Boards Association Communicators (COSBAC) is a forum of the communication staff in state school boards associations in North America to learn and gain insights on the public relations and communications needs of local school boards and state school boards associations.

Some of the best learning takes place when COSBACers gather for sharing with each other. From July 11 to 13, join us at the COSBAC Conference that brings school board association communication professionals together for the express purpose of sharing, learning and networking. It’s our yearly chance to be with colleagues who understand better than anyone what it takes to do this job—and can help us do it better.

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It's Time for a Great IDEA!

Originally signed into law in 1975, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) is the main federal statute governing special education for children. Today, IDEA protects the rights of over six million students with disabilities (approximately 13.5 percent of students) to receive a Free Appropriate Public Education in the least restrictive environment. NSBA urges the federal government to modernize and fully fund the Individuals with Disabilities Act. We've recently launched a new initiative to highlight this critical need and help ensure our country’s students with disabilities receive the access and supports they need to succeed.

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NSBA Names Chip Slaven Chief Advocacy Officer

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.