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NABSE President, Dr. Bernard Hamilton, Jr. Ed.D., named Interim Executive Director

Dr. Hamilton is the President of NABSE and has been appointed by its Board to serve as the Interim Executive Director for NABSE. He has over 10 years as a NABSE Board Member and over 35 years as an educator and businessman.    [read more ]


As most members know, NABSE's headquarters is located on Capitol Hill, within walking distance to the Library of Congress, U.S. Capitol and the Supreme Court. This location is in one of the most prestigious neighborhoods in the District of Columbia. It is also located in the midst of the DC Historical and Preservation District and will always be considered prime property.

Several years ago NABSE launched a $1 Million Capital Campaign at last year's NABSE Conference to renovate its offices and ensure the longevity of the building's structure. This year we are launching anew Capital Campaign for $4 million.

We've already received some donations from members for this year's campaign and their names are listed here.


Dear NABSE Members and Friends:

We would like to congratulate you on the ending of another school year, demonstrating your hard work and support, dedicated to the children and young people of your community. It is our wish that you are planning a productive, restful summer with quality time for your families.

Even though Fall, 2015 may appear a long time from now, please begin to plan on attending our National Conference in Washington D.C. Our 43rd annual conference is held on November 18-22, 2015 at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel. You can now visit our NABSE website at www.nabse.org and register early. All major activities will be at the Marriott, our host hotel, so secure your room with an "Early Registration". Our "Request for Proposals" can also be found on the website. Our theme this year is: "Leading Change, Driving Innovation, and Making a Difference for Students of African Descent".

As you know, Washington D.C. has many attractions for families which includes many historical sites, museums, and monuments. Of special interest is the new Martin Luther King monument. We also have extended invitations to our President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama. Since this is their last year in the office, it is our hope they will honor our request. Additionally, we are working on a tour of the White House and other attractions that will be available when you are not attending our conference activities and professional development sessions. We urge you to register early. You do not want to miss these historical opportunities during our 43rd NABSE Conference.

We have received the results of the recently held NABSE Elections and we congratulate the winners listed below:
President-Elect:Dr. Michael D. McFarland
Secretary:Dr. Constance R. Collins
Treasurer:Dr. Sheila Harrison-Williams
Chair-Elect - Retired Commission:Ms. Mable W. Robertson
Chair-Elect - Parent Commission:Ms. Bernardette Hamilton-Reid

Dr. Bernard Hamilton,
NABSE President
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Revisit NABSE Positions on ESEA Movement in a Side-by-Side Analysis
(posted 5/7/14)

The Education Choice and Competition Index -
Background and Results 2013

(posted 1/14/14)

Corporate PartnerNetwork
NABSE has restructured its relationship with
corporate America to develop a network of Partners
whose footprint will be that of college and career
program building for America's classrooms -
in particular, those classrooms where children
of African descent matriculate or are enrolled.

Dr. Bernard Hamilton, Jr., NABSE President,
announced in July 2014 the following
Inaugural Corporate partners:

American Federation of Teachers has provided exemplary support to our teachers on an annual basis.

Aramark Aramark has been instrumental in supporting NABSE's
Aspiring Superintendents' Academy.

Houghton Mifflin HarcourtHoughton Mifflin Harcourt has been a long term supporter of NABSE's National Conference.

Promethean, a leader in providing digital learning resources has supported NABSE's Day of Service and provided generous donations to our elementary schools.