The National School Boards Association is encouraging school board members to register for two upcoming events, an Equity Symposium on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020, and the Advocacy Institute from Sunday, Feb. 2 through Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020. Both events are at the Marriott Marquis in Washington, D.C.

Housing information is available here.

Details follow:

  • The Equity Symposium provides a forum for school board members, public school advocates, and community leaders to examine and discuss the strategies, current trends, research, and best practices around equity in our nation’s public K-12 schools. Join school board members, district administrators, and other education professionals at this oneday symposium, where sessions will focus on why inequity exists in our nation’s schools and how school boards can work to ensure that all students are given the best opportunity to succeed.

For more information, contact the Equity team at or (703) 838-6722.

  • Advocacy Institute,Election 2020: Champion Our Children Join school board members from across the country on Capitol Hill to influence the new legislative agenda and shape the decisions made inside the beltway that directly impact our students.  Meet our 2020 keynotes:

o Eugene Robinson, Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist for The Washington Post and a political analyst for MSNBC.

o Mark McKinnon,  political advisor and television producer.

For further information, contact NJSBA legislative advocate Sharon Seyler at or (609) 278-5282.