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Now is the time for public schools to transform learning for each student by providing a more student-centered and personalized learning approach that better promotes real world and twenty-first century learning skills. The COVID-19 crisis has only accelerated the need for transformation. 

Public School Transformation Now! is the National School Boards Association’s (NSBA) bold initiative to reimagine and improve learning for students so they are better prepared for the modern world. Launched in October 2020, NSBA’s inaugural event for Public School Transformation Now! brought together national education experts for a conversation around reinventing school, closing the digital divide, personalized learning, meeting the needs of students with disabilities, and the role of teachers and professional learning. Read a recap of the event or watch the video.

Recommendations to the Biden Administration

NSBA has met several times with the Biden/Harris transition team and provided the new administration with several nonpartisan recommendations to guide their work.

Our recommendations address the ongoing national emergency while setting a vision for the future of public schools across the nation. They offer a framework for transforming public schools and guaranteeing access, equity, and innovation for each child in every school. We stand ready to work with the Biden/Harris administration to ensure America's public schools are supported and that the voice of the federation of state school boards associations and the nation’s more than 90,000 school board members they represent are heard.

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Additional Resources

NSBA has collected a variety of research reports, guides, and other resources from external organizations on why and how to transform learning through student-centered and personalized learning.