Keyport is one of 44 school districts in the United States selected for the new 100 District Leaders for Citizenship and Service-Learning network. The Education Commission of the State’s National Center for Learning and Citizenship (NCLC) selected school board member Joseph Biagianti to be Keyport’s representative.
The National School Boards Association and the American Association of School Administrators joined with NCLC to create this new national network to focus on raising the visibility and importance of citizenship education and service learning. Members will write articles, conduct workshops at state and national conferences, and host policy forums to advance the work of the network, which will hold its first meeting on April 7 at NSBA’s Annual Conference in Chicago.
National applicants NCLC selected 21 school board members and 23 district superintendents from a national pool of applicants. Selections were based on leadership and commitment to integrate and sustain quality citizenship education and service learning in K-12 schools.
“In the face of increasing pressure to raise test scores, school leaders often lose sight of the importance of preparing our children to be contributing citizens to their own communities and to our greater democracy,” said Anne L. Bryant, NSBA executive director. “This new network is a wonderful step to renew our commitment to the founding principle of public education.”