Member Resources

A new legal guide for public schools on the regulation of student and employee speech from the National School Boards Association. Q&A format designed to aid in conversations as policy is being developed. Get answers to common questions: Do students have a constitutional right to free speech at schools? Is...

Just about everyone agrees that public schools face more competition than any time in the past. Many also note that there is a well-planned and systematic effort to privatize and dismantle public education by nibbling away at the very best public education has to offer while piling on more regulations...

Learn how to support the work of educator preparation in both federal and state advocacy. This one-stop center from the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) provides downloadable advocacy guides, important hyperlinks and an assortment of other digital resources.

Public Schools That Work (PSTW) is a program endorsed by the National School Public Relations Association (NSPRA) to increase support for public schools by providing positive information and inspiring stories that encourage and motivate staff to share the good news with their communities. The process consists of four easily implemented...

Every day, decisions are being made by policymakers at the federal, state, and district level that impact school leaders and students. With the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), school leaders have the opportunity to work collaboratively with state legislators to develop and influence program funding in order to provide the...

In partnership with the New Media Consortium (NMC), CoSN produces the annual Horizon Report, which examines emerging technologies for their potential impacts on and uses in teaching, learning, and creative inquiry within K-12 education. The report is accompanied by a toolkit that includes practical tools and resources to implement the...

States and districts across the country have adopted college- and career-ready standards. In doing so, policymakers have shown their commitment to prepare all of their students for success after high school, whether they choose to go to college, jumpstart their careers, or enlist in the military. But making college-career readiness...

In this practical toolkit from the National School Public Relations Association (NSPRA), superintendents (and other district and school leaders) can quickly peruse tips to ensure their district is at the forefront of successful communication. It includes information on defending the need for public relations, how to find the right school...

The National School Public Relations Association (NSPRA) has collect resources for use in communicating about the Common Core State Standards. Search by topic, or by resource type, depending on whether you are looking for specific content or specific ways to deliver messages. NSPRA members have access to all materials, but...