Join us November 1-4, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia for NASBE’s Annual Conference 2017, Moving Beyond the State Plan: Excellence, Equity, Innovation.

The Annual Conference is the l…

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For Immediate Release: September 18, 2017
Contact: Renee Rybak Lang, 703-740-4841
New State Education Standard Focuses on How States Will Build on Their ESSA Plans and…

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States have incorporated a variety of “fifth indicators” in their ESSA plans, including: career and technical education, school climate and student discipline, social and emotional lear…

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For Immediate Release: March 21, 2017

Contact: Renée Rybak Lang,, 703-740-4841

Alexandria, VA – Today the National Association of State Boards of Education (NAS…

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This NASBE Policy Update lays out seven big questions board members should have answered before they vote on their state’s ESSA plan.

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The National Association of State Boards of Education exists to serve and strengthen State Boards of Education in their pursuit of high levels of academic achievement for all students.


NASBE publishes an array of reports, periodicals, and e-publications that are widely recognized and used throughout the education system by state and local policymakers, administrators, universities, teachers, parents, and students.
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NASBE frequently hosts webinars for our members. Webinars may cover presentations on key education issues, member-only briefings, collaborations via whiteboards, or video chats. All webinars are recorded and archived for later viewing.


New Resources

NASBE serves as a rich source of information for its members, producing original, timely information on education’s most pressing issues. The information includes education research and analysis, federal legislative updates, tips on effective policymaking, coverage of education reform efforts across the nation, and other vital resource documents.

Policy Update: Policies to Support Military-Connected Students (July 2017)

Policy Update: Mental Health Education (June 2017)

Policy Update Series: ESSA's Fifth Indicator (May 2017)

State Education Standard: Aligning a Standards-Based System (May 2017)

Policy Update: Seven Questions State Boards Should Ask before State Plans for ESSA Are Submitted (March 2017)

Policy Update: ESSA Stakeholder Engagement: Early Challenges and Promising Practice (January 2017)




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As a new member of a state board of education, you have a lot of ground to cover, and NASBE is here to help you navigate this new experience. Welcome to the experience of state boards, welcome to NASBE.

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