NSBA issues statements and news releases to advocate for local governance in public education and promote and advance key education initiatives. NSBA also offers timely and relevant news, information and tools to our members and public education supporters.
Philadelphia School Board President and Seattle Public Schools Receive Awards at CUBE 2022 Annual Conference
On December 9, Joyce Wilkerson, School Board President of the School District of Philadelphia, received the 2022 Benjamin Elijah Mays Lifetime Achievement Award, which recognizes individuals who have demonstrated a long-standing commitment to representing the educational needs of urban schoolchildren through their service as a local school board member. Additionally, Seattle Public Schools (SPS) received the 2022 Award for Urban School Excellence.
NSBA President Kristi Swett Moderates National PTA Webinar on Family-School PartnershipsApril 19, 2023
During the webinar, panelists discussed how schools and districts can collaborate with community organizations and residents to connect students, families, and staff to expand learning opportunities, community services, and civic participation.
Three School Districts Earn Top Honors in the 2023 Magna AwardsFebruary 22, 2023
New York’s Windsor Central School District and Buffalo Public Schools and Kansas’ Lawrence Public Schools are the Grand Prize winners in the 29th annual Magna Awards program sponsored by the National School Boards Association’s flagship magazine, American School Board Journal (ASBJ).
NSBA Urges FCC to Allow Schools and Libraries to Use E-rate Funds to Combat CyberattacksFebruary 13, 2023
NSBA joined ten other organizations in filing comments with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) regarding the use of E-rate program funds to enable schools and libraries to combat cyberattacks.
NSBA Chief Legal Officer Quoted in Washington PostJanuary 17, 2023
Francisco M. Negrón, Jr., NSBA’s Chief Legal Officer, was quoted in a Washington Post article on how governing bodies, including school boards, are examining possible changes to public comment opportunities.
NSBA Deputy Executive Director Featured in Education WeekNovember 23, 2022
NSBA Deputy Executive Director Verjeana McCotter-Jacobs was quoted in an article in Education Week on how to better recruit and retain school board members of color.
NSBA Partners with National PTA on Virtual Town Hall on National Parent Involvement Day, Nov. 17November 15, 2022
At 7 p.m. on Nov. 17, NSBA will partner with National PTA and other national education organizations to celebrate National Parent Involvement Day in a virtual town hall with National PTA President Anna King, NSBA Executive Director and CEO Dr. John Heim, and other education leaders.
NSBA Asks Congress for $1 Billion in Additional Emergency Connectivity FundsOctober 27, 2022
On Oct. 27, the National School Boards Association (NSBA) joined 65 education and related national organizations in a letter to congressional leaders asking for $1 billion in additional funds for the Emergency Connectivity Fund (ECF), which is administered by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).
NSBA Chief Legal Officer Quoted in Politico on Proposed Title IX Rule
Speaking to Politico regarding the U.S. Department of Education’s proposed rule on athletic eligibility under Title IX, NSBA Chief Legal Officer Francisco M. Negrón, Jr. discussed key questions facing school boards.
NSBA Joins Education and Tech Leaders in Coalition to Offer Guidance on Integrating AI Safely into Classrooms Worldwide
Code.org, ETS, ISTE, Khan Academy, and World Economic Forum recently announced the formation of TeachAI, bringing together education, nonprofit, and technology partners, including the National School Boards Association (NSBA), to assist governments and education authorities with integrating artificial intelligence (AI) into primary and secondary curricula worldwide while protecting student safety, respecting privacy rights, and addressing issues of bias and misinformation.