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A School Personnel “Crisis” Created by COVID-19

As states and school districts consider different reopening options, data about school personnel become critical for school leaders to seek creative solutions to meet challenges brought about by the pandemic.

  • COVID-19 School Closures and Services to Students with Disabilities

    April 24, 2020

    As online learning opportunities continue to expand particularly during the recent school closures, educators may need to reexamine each student’s IEP and figure out best approaches and long-term strategies to continue their special education. NSBA's Center for Public Education offers research-proven methods for providing IDEA students with rich learning experiences.

  • CDC Data on Schools’ Response to Pandemics

    March 19, 2020

    The Center for Public Education analyzes the presence of pandemic procedures in school districts’ crisis/emergency preparedness plans and offers helpful suggestions for implementing long-term strategies.

  • Supporting Student Home Internet Access During School Closures

    March 18, 2020

    NSBA is urging the Federal Communications Commission to support student learning during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic by expanding funding for home internet access. NSBA has joined an effort with the Alliance for Excellent Education, the Consortium for School Networking , the National Association of Secondary School Principals, the State Educational Technology Directors Association, and All4ed’s Future Ready Schools.

  • STEM with Family Engagement

    December 19, 2019

    Family engagement is shown to have a profound and positive impact on student learning. NSBA's CPE offers practical tips on how parents can show interest and partake in their children's studies during the holiday season.

  • Elevating Technology in Public Schools

    November 19, 2019

    The recent released NAEP data offer many opportunities for school leaders to learn which practices can help students raise their academic achievement levels, specifically when it comes to digital learning. The Center for Public Education examined the relationship between student achievement and some technology-related school factors.

  • Linking LifeReady Skills to Transition in Special Education

    July 10, 2019

    Special education students enrolled in career technical education classes demonstrate better school completion and graduation rates. They also equip students with the important skills needed to succeed in life, helping them transition into adulthood and close the achievement gap.

  • Fixing the Holes in the Teacher Pipeline: Three Ways for School Leaders to Act

    May 20, 2019

    The Center for Public Education examines the growing epidemic of teacher shortage — a top issue for school boards throughout the nation — and how school leaders can address it. Fixing holes in the teacher pipeline is imperative for school leaders, as they need effective teachers to ensure that all students have access to a quality education


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Black Students in the Condition of Education 2020

The Center for Public Education selected relevant data from the Condition of Education to help school leaders not only monitor the educational progress of Black students, but also rethink what public schools can do better for Black students.

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New NAEP Data About Civics

The newly released NAEP civics, history, and geography results show that an achievement gap persists between disadvantaged students and their peers. NSBA's Center for Public Education investigates the data to learn what role lack of internet access has on NAEP civic scores.