National School Boards Association (NSBA) Biography
Pro to the question "Are Social Networking Sites Good for Our Society?"
"Almost 60 percent of students who use social networking talk about education topics online and, surprisingly, more than 50 percent talk specifically about schoolwork...
With words, music, photos and videos, students are expressing themselves by creating, manipulating and sharing content online...
Only a minority of students has had any kind of negative experience with social networking in the last three months; even fewer parents report that their children have had a negative experience over a longer, six-month period."
"Creating & Connecting: Research and Guidelines on Online Social - and Educational - Networking," NSBA website, July 2007
Organizations/VIPs/Others Individuals and organizations that do not fit into the other star categories.
"The National School Boards Association is a not-for-profit organization representing state associations of school boards and their member districts across the United States...
Founded in 1940, NSBA represents its State Association members and their 95,000 local school board members, virtually all of whom are elected. These local officials govern 14,500+ local school districts serving the nation's 50 million public school students.
NSBA policy is determined by a 150-member Delegate Assembly of local school board members. The 25-member Board of Directors translates this policy into action. Programs and services are administered by the NSBA executive director and a 140-person staff."
"[NSBA's] mission is to foster excellence and equity in public education through school board leadership. NSBA achieves that mission by representing the school board perspective before federal government agencies and with national organizations that affect education, and by providing vital information and services to state associations of school boards and local school boards."