The Opportunity to Increase Equity: A Guide to ESSA Title IV, Part A
Sept. 23. 2019
After the passage of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) in 2015, several changes were enacted into law. Changes included a new formula grant, Title IV, Part A, which allows for new opportunities and funding streams. Some of these funds are going unused. This paper from NSBA's Council of Urban Boards of Education is a guide for urban school board members on how to make best use of this federal grant program.

2018-19 Advocacy Agenda
Oct. 17, 2018
The Delegate Assembly directed NSBA’s 2018-19 priorities as championing educational equity, ensuring ESSA is implemented in a manner that recognizes local governance, advocating for student safety, defending against privatization and securing adequate funding for the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.

2018 State of the Association
April 24, 2018
The 2018 State of the Association, Equity for Every Student, chronicles NSBA’s strategic milestones from the year before, including defining definition of educational equity. It also looks forward to the association’s long-term goals.

2017-18 Advocacy Agenda
Aug. 31, 2017
With the guiding manta that education is America’s cornerstone, the 2017-18 Advocacy Agenda outlined NSBA’s priorities, highlighting championing educational equity, ensuring ESSA is implemented in a manner that recognizes local governance, advocating for student safety, defending against privatization and securing adequate funding for the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, supporting school districts in their administration of school meal programs and securing reauthorization for the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act.

Today's School Boards and Their Priorities for Tomorrow
July 23, 2017
Conducted in partnership with K12 Insight, this survey reports on individual board member demographics, district profiles, district priorities and other areas of interest.

Same-Sex Marriage: What the Obergefell Decision Means for School Districts
July 30, 2015
This FAQ provides resources to help school board members and district staff understand their responsibilities for policy and administration following the landmark Supreme Court ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges, which legalizes same-sex marriage across the country.

Learning to Read, Reading to Learn: Why Third-Grade Is a Pivotal Year for Mastering Literacy
March 26, 2015
In collaboration with NSBA’s councils, the Center for Public Education’s white paper outlines the importance of mastering literacy by third-grade and explains how states and local districts are working to improve third-grade reading.

School Boards Circa 2010: Governance in the Accountability Era
October 1, 2010
"School Boards Circa 2010" reports major findings on school boards and their members at the time NSBA and partner organizations collected this data. The first major empirical research on national board practices since the passage of the No Child Left Behind Act in 2001, the report addresses six areas of interests, including who school board members are, what they think and how they conduct their work.