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Oct 15, 2014, 14:32 ET

New Report from the Center for Public Education Calls on Schools to Emphasize Nonfiction Reading Alongside Literature

A new report released today by the National School Boards Association's (NSBA) Center for Public Education (CPE), examines the key role of...

Oct 15, 2014, 08:45 ET

New Poll of School Leaders Validates Concerns about Federal School Meals

 As we celebrate National School Lunch Week, the National School Boards Association (NSBA) is calling for flexibility and relief from the U.S....

Oct 04, 2014, 13:30 ET

Fulton County Schools and Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools Receive Urban School Board Excellence Awards

The National School Boards Association's (NSBA) Council of Urban Boards of Education (CUBE) announces the district winners of the 2014 Annual Award...

Sep 19, 2014, 16:10 ET

National School Boards Association Joins Effort to Distribute "12 Years a Slave" to U.S. Public High Schools

The National School Boards Association (NSBA) has partnered with New Regency, Fox Searchlight, Penguin Books, and the filmmakers to make copies of...

Jun 11, 2014, 12:02 ET

Center for Public Education Report Shows Mayor-School Board Collaboration Strengthens School Governance

Collaboration between mayors and school  boards—not mayoral takeovers—can lead to better school governance and student...

Jun 10, 2014, 16:52 ET

National School Boards Association Welcomes the Introduction of the Local School Board Governance and Flexibility Act in the U.S. Senate

 The National School Boards Association (NSBA) praises the introduction today of the Local School Board Governance and Flexibility Act (S....

Mar 05, 2014, 14:50 ET

Louisiana, New York, and Washington School Districts Earn Top National Honors in 2014 Magna Awards

 St. Charles Parish Public Schools in Luling, La., Orleans/Niagara Board of Cooperative Educational Services in Medina, N.Y., and Kent School...

Mar 03, 2014, 17:59 ET

"12 Years a Slave" Director Wears "Stand Up 4 Public Schools" Wristband to Oscars

In celebration of the National School Boards Association's (NSBA) partnership with New Regency, Penguin Books, and the filmmakers to distribute "12...

Feb 21, 2014, 14:26 ET

NSBA, New Regency, Penguin Books and the Filmmakers to Distribute 12 Years a Slave to Public High Schools

 The National School Boards Association (NSBA) is partnering with New Regency, Penguin Books, and the filmmakers to distribute copies of the...

Oct 01, 2013, 01:13 ET

National School Boards Association Condemns Government Shutdown and Calls for Adequate Funding of K-12 Priorities

 In anticipation of the federal government shutdown spurred by Congress' lack of agreement on significant budget issues, Thomas J. Gentzel, the...

May 07, 2013, 17:58 ET

National School Boards Association Applauds Louisiana Supreme Court Ruling to Strike Down Voucher Scheme

 The National School Boards Association (NSBA) applauds the ruling by the Louisiana Supreme Court that finds the state's school vouchers...

May 02, 2013, 09:10 ET

New Report Examines School Improvement and Turnaround Strategies

As states and the federal government push for more turnaround strategies for low-performing schools—and put billions of dollars into their...

Apr 03, 2013, 19:00 ET

California, Pennsylvania, and Virginia School Districts Earn Top National Honors in 2013 Magna Awards

National award program recognizes school districts for outstanding programs that advance student learning and encourage community involvement in...

Jan 29, 2013, 15:19 ET

School Board Leaders Advocate for Less Intrusive Role of the U.S. Department of Education

 More than 700 school board members and state school boards association leaders are meeting with their members of Congress today and urging...

Dec 28, 2012, 19:33 ET

As Fiscal Cliff Looms, Impact would be Catastrophic to Education

As lawmakers reconvene to discuss alternatives to the fiscal cliff, the National School Boards Association (NSBA) continues to urge Congress and...

Dec 14, 2012, 18:08 ET

National School Boards Association Expresses Condolences on Newtown, Conn., School Shooting

The National School Boards Association (NSBA) expresses its deep sympathies to those affected by the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in...

Sep 16, 2008, 01:00 ET

Major Associations Band Together to Urge Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to Schedule Floor Vote on S. 625 - The Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act

WASHINGTON, Sept. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American School Health Association (ASHA), National School Boards Association (NSBA),...

Oct 26, 2000, 01:00 ET

Education Technology Leaders Split Over Advertising in Classroom

DENVER, Oct. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Education technology leaders are split over the use of computers and other products in the classroom that...