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July17

U.S. Senate passes ESEA reauthorization bill

By a vote of 81-17, the U.S. Senate passed a bill to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) on Thursday (July 16).   Known as the Every Child Achieves Act (S. 1177), the bill reaffirms local-level decision making in public education and opposes any proposals supporting vouchers or tuition tax credits to non-public
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December09

ASBSD President appointed to national committee

ASBSD President Denise Lutkemeier was recently appointed to the National School Board Association’s 2015 Policies and Resolutions Committee.     Lutkemeier, the Wilmot School Board President, was appointed to the committee by NSBA President Anne Byrne. She was one of five “at-large” appointments made by Byrne to the 21-member committee.   The committee’s goal is
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December08

ASBSD’s final edition of the Bulletin

ASBSD is proud to send you the final edition of our monthly publication, The Bulletin.     This month’s Bulletin shares information on the Governor’s proposed increase to K-12 funding, outcomes of Delegate Assembly and much more.   Click here to view the online edition or download the easy-to-print PDF edition, which is attached.   We
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November25

Nominate an educator for NSBA’s 20 to Watch program

The National School Board Association (NSBA) is accepting applications until Friday, Nov. 21 for their 2015 “20 to Watch” recognition program.   The “20 to Watch” recognition program identifies emerging education technology leaders who have the potential to impact education for the next 20 years.   Meet the 2014 “20 to Watch” winners.   Those
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November07

November edition of the Bulletin

As part of ASBSD’s on-going effort to be your source for the latest information, commentary and training for K-12 education, we’re posting our monthly publication, The Bulletin.     This month’s Bulletin covers ASBSD’s Legislative Action Network, previews ASBSD Delegate Assembly, announces the 2014 Election Workshop dates and much more.   Click here to view the online
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November06

News from the National Association

NSBA Western Region Director and Mitchell School Board Member Neil Putnam shares the latest from the National School Board Association.     The political dust has settled and now it is time to see if the rhetoric and promises of the newly elected or re-elected officials in Pierre and Washington elevates the discussion of education
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October15

10 myths of school board service

The National School Board Association recently published the “Ten myths of school board service” authored by Maine School Boards Association President Terry McCabe and Maryland Association of Boards of Education Communications and Marketing Coordinator Sandi Barry.   The list is a great read for current board members and a valuable share for individuals considering running
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September30

Nominations being accepted for national award

The National School Board Association’s (NSBA) publication, the American School Board Journal, is seeking applicants for the Magna Awards.   Presented for the past 20 years, the Magna Awards highlight best practices of school district leadership and are judged according to three enrollment categories: under 5,000 enrollment; 5,000-20,000 enrollment; and over 20,000 enrollment.   One
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September19

NSBA partnership makes 12 Years a Slave film and book available to schools

The National School Boards Association (NSBA) has partnered with New Regency, Fox Searchlight, Penguin Books, and the filmmakers of “12 Years a Slave” to make copies of the acclaimed film, book and a study guide  available to America’s public high schools.   “This riveting story of injustice and brutality is a potent teaching and learning
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September08

ASBSD’s September edition of The Bulletin

This month’s Bulletin previews the upcoming ASBSD Region Meetings, School Law Seminars and Delegate Assembly, reviews last month’s ASBSD-SASD Convention and much more.     Click here to view the online edition.
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