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NSBA Poll Results

The National School Boards Action Center today released a national public opinion poll on public education. You can access the poll by going directly to the NSBAC website at https://nsbac.org The findings are from a nationwide survey of 1,000 likely 2022 voters with oversamples of 100 African American, 100 Latinx, 100 AAPI, 100 Native American, and 100 parents of school-age children who are likely 2022 voters. The poll results are available to the public.

 Some highlights include:

  • Voters continue to value the job public schools are doing in their community with 55 percent rating them positively.
  • Learning loss among students due to the COVID-19 pandemic is a key priority, with 88 percent saying it is a problem, including 65 percent who say it is a "very big" problem.
  • 89 percent of Democrats, 73 percent of Republicans, and 70 percent of independents view easier access to technology and broadband as important. The largest obstacle for public school districts, named by 66 percent of voters as challenging, was having quality broadband and internet access at home to attend school online.
  • 59 percent of voters think funding for public schools should be increased. Of those who believe it should be increased, 86 percent would support an increase in funding even if it meant they would pay more in taxes.
  • 61 percent of voters say it is better to allocate funds to improving public education and schools, compared to only 18 percent who support vouchers to pay for students to attend private or religiously affiliated schools.
  • 74 percent say a lack of personalized learning focused on individual needs is a problem. 
View NSBAC's 2021 National Poll

Education in a Pandemic: The Disparate Impacts of COVID-19 on America’s Students

Federal education officials highlight a host of pandemic-induced inequities in a lengthy report touching on everything from learning loss to mental health consequences. The department also announced a series of “equity summits” starting June 22 and regulations to ensure pandemic stimulus money is distributed equitably to districts and schools.

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The Scoop, June 2, 2021

 
 
 

Wednesday, June 02, 2021

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CASB Serving You - May 28, 2021

CASB Serving You!

May 28, 2021
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CASB believes that quality public education is the foundation for our nation’s economic prosperity, community’s quality of life, and every child’s opportunity to live their best life. The following are current events and opportunities for our members:

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CASB Serving You, 21May21

CASB Serving You!

May 21, 2021
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CASB believes that quality public education is the foundation for our nation’s economic prosperity, community’s quality of life, and every child’s opportunity to live their best life. The following are current events and opportunities for our members:

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CASB Serving You, 14May21

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May 14, 2021
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CASB believes that quality public education is the foundation for our nation’s economic prosperity, community’s quality of life, and every child’s opportunity to live their best life. The following are current events and opportunities for our members:

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Wednesday, May 05, 2021

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CASB Serving You, 7May21

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May 7, 2021
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CASB believes that quality public education is the foundation for our nation’s economic prosperity, community’s quality of life, and every child’s opportunity to live their best life. The following are current events and opportunities for our members:

PROFESSIONAL LEARNING

  • The next Board President Cafe is scheduled for May 13 and board presidents are welcome to sign up. The May 13 topic is: How do the responsibilities and role of the board president differ amongst districts? Register here
  • CASB, in partnership with the Colorado Secretary of State's Office, will provide a school election seminars on Wednesday, June 16:
    • School election seminar (Part I) from 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
      • Provides an overview of the School Director Election process — including the roles and responsibilities for boards, designated election officials (DEOs), and county clerks and recorders, candidate eligibility, the petition process, and more. This webinar is open to all but is designed mainly for DEOs and potential candidates. Register here
    • School elections seminar (Part II) from 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
      • Provides an overview of campaign finance — including committees, disclosure reports and filing requirements, contributions, and more. This webinar is open to all but is designed mainly for potential school board candidates. Register here
  • Mark your calendars for CASB in-person events this fall: Regional Meetings are taking place in September-October, Fall Delegate Assembly Conference will be in Fort Collins on Oct 22-23, and the CASB Convention will be Dec 2-4.

ADVOCACY

  • There are about 90 education-related bills that would influence public education introduced so far this session. You can find all the details on CASB’s interactive bill graphic and bill tracker. Some items worth highlighting include:
  • The May 7 School Board Advocate addresses many topics: Where is the School Finance Act?; YES on HB21-1294; Early Childhood in Colorado; Bill Update; Assembling in Fort Collins
  • Potential November ballot issues that have the potential of reducing tax revenues by as much as $1.5B collectively have received the green light to collect signatures:
    • Initiatives #30 and #31 would reduce Colorado personal and corporate income taxes to either 4.5% or 4.4% from the current rate of 4.55%.
    • Separate rulings from the Title Board granted title to initiatives  #26, #27 and #28  which would reduce property taxes on Colorado residential and commercial property.
  • CASB’s Key Legislative Priorities are on the website and available for sharing with members and asking them to connect with their Key Legislators.

POLICY AND LEGAL

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OTHER ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • May is Mental Health Month — Mental Health America has released its May is Mental Health Month toolkit. This year’s toolkit focuses on the Tools 2 Thrive theme to provide strategies and tools to help us all move through the challenges faced during the last year and develop practices to help us thrive.

This mission of the Colorado Association of School Boards is to advance excellence in public education and equity for each and every student through effective leadership by the collective action of locally elected boards of education.

CASB Serving You, 30Apr21

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April 30, 2021
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CASB believes that quality public education is the foundation for our nation’s economic prosperity, community’s quality of life, and every child’s opportunity to live their best life. The following are current events and opportunities for our members:

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CASB Serving You, 9Apr21

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Week of: April 9, 2021
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CASB believes that quality public education is the foundation for our nation’s economic prosperity, community’s quality of life, and every child’s opportunity to live their best life. The following are current events and opportunities for our members:

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NSBA Action Alert: Urge Your Senators to Oppose Expanding Funding for Vouchers in the Budget Reconciliation/ COVID Recovery Bill

NSBA Action Alert:  Urge Your Senators to Oppose Expanding Funding for Vouchers in the Budget Reconciliation/ COVID Recovery Bill

The Senate is scheduled to begin votes today on the pending FY2021 Budget Reconciliation and COVID-19 Recovery legislation (H.R. 1319). We need your help to oppose a Senate provision that would provide $2.75 billion of taxpayer money in assistance to private schools.

You can contact your Senators through the Capitol Hill switchboard at 202-224-3121. Additional contact information is available here. Talking points are below.

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Zoom press conference on Coloradans’ Disinterest in 2021 State Standardized Testing CEA, CASE CASB, and the Colorado Rural Schools Alliance to release polling, discuss experts’ CMAS recommendations

CONTACT
Frank Valdez
Colorado Education Association
[email protected]
720-372-8888 Cell



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