The Norman Transcript


June 6, 2014

Inhofe receives NSBA award

NORMAN — The National School Boards Association (NSBA) honored U.S. Sen. James Inhofe, R-Okla., this week with the Congressional Special Recognition Award. Inhofe received the NSBA’s top Congressional award for his leadership to advance public education.  

“We are proud to honor Sen. Inhofe with NSBA’s Congressional Special Recognition Award for his ongoing efforts to advance public education and his commitment to local school board leadership,” NSBA Executive Director Thomas J. Gentzel said. “In recent years, local school board members and educators have become increasingly concerned that the local governance of our nation’s school districts is being unnecessarily eroded through overreaching federal policies and requirements established by the U.S. Department of Education.

“We thank Sen. Inhofe for his leadership on public education, as we must ensure that public education decisions made at the federal level must support the needs and goals of local school districts and the communities they serve.”

NSBA’s President Anne M. Byrne, along with members of the Executive Committee of NSBA’s board of directors, presented the award at a special event in Inhofe’s Capitol Hill office.

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