Sunday, February 2

Early-Bird Institute Event

8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

New Member Orientation & Legislation 101

Your responsibilities as a Federal Relations Network member and the basics of how a bill becomes a law will be discussed.

10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

"Hot Topics" Session

Become current on key issues percolating in Congress..

Public, Legislative, Advocacy in Action (1:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.)

1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

NSBA Leadership Welcomes You to the Institute

An introduction to NSBA's Advocacy Institute and how it will help you become a champion on major policy issues that confront local school districts nationwide.

1:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.

Visions of Public Education from Across the Spectrum

Witness key leaders from different organizations discuss their visions of public education and how their differing points of views in public forums impact your advocacy for public education.

3:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.

The Skilled Public Advocate

Beginning with insight from Gallup Education around its PDK/Gallup Poll of the "Public's Attitudes Toward the Public Schools," we discuss public views of public schools as a backdrop to NSBA efforts to arm you with the tools you need for your year-round advocacy efforts. In this pivotal session, we also unveil NSBA's exciting new sustainable national campaign.

4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Presidential Leadership and the Price of Politics


Legendary Pulitzer Prize winning journalist/author & associate editor of The Washington Post.

5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Book signing with Bob Woodward

Monday, February 3

7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.

School Board Networking Breakfast & Welcome

Talk with your fellow Federal Relations Network members from across the country.

Legal, Legislative Advocacy in Action (8:30 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.)

8:30 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.

Our Message to Members of Congress

This session will prepare you for your meetings with members of Congress and provide you with the messages you will convey during your Capitol Hill visits on Tuesday.

9:45 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.

A Legal Advocacy Perspective: Federal Overreach & the U.S. Department of Education

Discover how the U.S. Department of Education is utilizing its administrative discretion to drive the administration's education agenda and the potential impact of recent court decisions on your school district.

10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Institute Concurrent Sessions I

Choose among several sessions on legislative, legal and public advocacy issues of national significance.

11:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.

Congressional Awards Luncheon

NSBA honors members of Congress who have championed significant legislation for NSBA in 2013.

1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Institute Concurrent Sessions II

Choose among several sessions on legislative, legal and public advocacy issues of national significance.

2:45 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.

Political Leaders Address the Institute

Members of Congress and the Administration present their education agendas for 2014.

4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Public Education & Equal Opportunity for America's Students

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Rev. Bernice King

Inspirational orator, author and daughter of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

5:15 p.m. - 6:15 p.m.

Book signing with Rev. Bernice King

Tuesday, February 4

Legislative Advocacy in Action

School Board Members Lobby on Capitol Hill

Spend a full day meeting with your senators, representatives and their staff on Capitol Hill.

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School Board Members Lobby
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