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Scott Burrows of the Trimble County Board of Education joined more than 5,000 school board and state school boards association leaders, administrators and other education leaders in attending the 2012 National School Boards Association’s Annual Conference that took place April 21-23 in Boston, Mass.
“At NSBA’s Annual Conference, we learned about innovations in education to make our district better and to strengthen student achievement,” Burrows said. “It was a great experience to learn from experts and our new school board member peers about new ideas to provide quality education in these difficult economic times.”
The event offered leadership development and opportunities for collaboration from a nationwide network of colleagues. With a focus on workable solutions for school districts, the conference featured sessions on current hot topics affecting local school districts including: increasing student achievement, federal legislation and funding, managing schools during tough economic times, education technology, school law issues, school bullying and cyberbullying, school health and nutrition.
The conference also served as the host of one of the largest expositions of education products, technologies and services in the country.
“The conference offered solid strategies to not only weather tight budget times but also to improve academic achievement and better understand the needs of the 21st century student,” Burrows said. “From what we learned at the conference, we will be exploring new initiatives to lead our district to academic success while saving money.”
Founded in 1940, NSBA is a not-for-profit organization representing state associations of school boards and their more than 90,000 local school board members throughout the United States. Working with and through the state organizations, NSBA advocates for equity and excellence in public education through school board leadership.