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E-rate Schools Report

With the nationwide school closures caused by the coronavirus pandemic, districts are seeking more technology support to connect every student online and continue teaching and learning with the help of digital devices. This data brief provides school leaders with a national picture of the E-rate program, which can help schools to decrease by as much as 90% the cost of internet access.

  • 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.

  • Update: NSBA Coronavirus Statement

    March 9, 2020

    The National School Boards Association understands that many persons registered for the NSBA Annual Conference in Chicago on April 4-6 and the COSA School Law Seminar in Chicago on April 2-4, are concerned about traveling and participating in such a large event given the growing outbreak of the coronavirus. Please read our updated statement for more information.

  • Hard-to-Count Populations in the 2020 Census

    February 19, 2020

    Children not counted in the census can impact a community for at least 10 years until the error is corrected. For school leaders, every child matters, and accurate information supports school districts in strategically planning for funds and resources that are needed to provide every student with high-quality education.

  • NSBA Executive Director National Search

    February 14, 2020

    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.

  • Statement on the Trump Administration’s Proposed 2021 Education Budget

    February 11, 2020

    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.

  • Voters Strongly Oppose Vouchers and Other Programs That Divert Money From Public Schools

    February 4, 2020

    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.

  • National School Boards Association Has Retained Vetted Solutions to Conduct Its Executive Director Search

    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.

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Three School Districts Earn Top Honors in 2020 Magna Awards for Equity Programs

The 26th annual Magna Awards recognizes Fremont County School District #6, Pavillion, Wyoming; Liberty Public Schools Liberty, Missouri; and Moreno Valley Unified School District, Moreno Valley, California, as the grand-prize winners for their work breaking down barriers for underserved students.

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CDC Data on Schools’ Response to Pandemics

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.