NSBA Caucuses - Ensuring Equity and Excellence in Public Education
Despite academic gains made over the years, significant achievement persist among many of our students, in particular among racial and ethnic groups, and children of low socioeconomic means. Research reveals that student achievement gaps for minority populations are large, begin early in life, and are persistent. Closing these gaps is one of the most pressing challenges facing educational leaders today.
In pursuit of NSBA’s mission of “working with and through our State Associations to advocate for equity and excellence in public education through school board leadership,” NSBA has established three Caucuses to foster national level leadership and attention to the issues faced by so many students today.
The mission of the National Black Caucus of School Board Members (NBC) is to promote the goals and vision of the National School Boards Association (NSBA) and to provide leadership and a foundation to school board members for student educational opportunities through collaboration with key stakeholders to foster excellence and equity in public education.
The mission of the National Caucus of American Indian/Alaska Native School Board Members (NCAIN) is to Promote quality education for all students with emphasis on the problems and successes of the American Indian/Alaska Native student as well as to improve collaboration among all American Indian/Alaska Native school board members, their communities, fellow board members, political leaders, state school board associations, tribal education committees, and the National School Boards Association;
The mission of the National Hispanic Caucus of School Board Members (NHC) is to promote the goals and vision of the National School Boards Association (NSBA) and to provide leadership and a foundation to school board members for student educational opportunities through collaboration with key stakeholders to foster excellence and equity in public education.
Caucus membership is open to anyone interested in meeting and addressing the educational needs of racial and ethnic students in our communities. Members of the Caucus represent many of the largest and most populated urban school districts as well as some of the most expansive and rural school districts in the nation. They are called upon to work to promote equal educational opportunities for students within identified racial and ethnic groups—to monitor the developmental and academic achievement of children—and address the concerns, unique challenges and opportunities faced by school board members working with these issues throughout the country.
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