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Sec Cardona's 2021 Convention Address
Wilmarie Newton

Sec. Cardona's Address at the 2021 CABE/CAPSS Convention.

The U.S. Secretary of Education, Dr. Miguel Cardona, joined us via Zoom on Friday, November 12 at the 2021 CABE/CAPSS Convention. Listen to his address here.

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CABE Sr. Staff Dept. Informational Videos
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Wilmarie Newton

CABE's Senior Staff Department Heads give us a brief summary of the services each department has to offer member districts. 

 

CABE's Senior Staff Department Heads give us a brief summary of the services each department has to offer member districts. 

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Wilmarie Newton

CABE's COVID-19 Resource Page

"The emergence of the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) in the United States is a concern for everyone including school board members. The time, effort and cost to develop preparedness plans have put public schools in a position to protect the health of their students." - NSBA

Find NSBA resources here

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  • CT State Department of Education
Wilmarie Newton

Great planning and having the mitigation strategies in place to minimize COVID-19 transmission in our schools have been incredibly effective.

CT State Department of Education

Great planning and having the mitigation strategies in place to minimize COVID-19 transmission in our schools have been incredibly effective.

We owe it to our students to continue those strategies that allowed Connecticut to open the doors to our classrooms and keep transmission spread out of our school buildings.

We have never had a time in which our actions impact others more than this point in time. Together, let’s rise to the challenge, stay committed, and play our part for our students and educators. And remember, you’re doing this for them - they deserve it!

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National School Boards Action Center
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Wilmarie Newton

This is a summary provided by NSBA Director and NSBAC President Lydia Tedone of the poll results and press statement conducted by NSBAC.

This is a summary provided by NSBA Director and NSBAC President Lydia Tedone of the poll results and press statement conducted by NSBAC. The results are very strong for public schools and there is much that we can work with going forward to better advocate for our priorities. The poll is clearly going to pay off based on the strong results and information we have gathered. You can access the poll by texting the words NSBAC Poll to 52886 or 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 Americans, 100 Latinx, 100 AAPI, 100 Native Americans, and 100 parents of school-age children who are likely 2022 voters.

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.

Feel free to share this information broadly with your state associations, fellow board members, and others. It is powerful data that can support your local efforts.