In a new report, Policymaking on Education Data Privacy: Lessons Learned , NASBE Director of Education Data and Technology Amelia Vance outlines key lessons policymakers should contemplate b…

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State boards of education have the primary authority over choosing summative assessments in 31 states. This policy update urges comprehensive state board involvement in the development of st…

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State boards of education have the potential to stem the school to prison pipeline through reforming punitive discipline policy. Using their convening power and policymaking authority, state…

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This NASBE State Innovation profiles the West Virginia Board of Education’s experience reviewing and adopting its data privacy policies and offers lessons for other states.

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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: Flexibility for Streamlining Tests (April 2016)

Policy Update: Take It Off the Consent Agenda: Nine Questions State Boards of Education Should Ask about State Assessment Systems (April 2016)

Education Leaders Report: Policymaking on Education Data Privacy: Lessons Learned (April 2016)

Policy Update Series: NASBE Standards-Based Leadership Framework: A Policy Update Series (April 2016)

Policy Update: State Policy's Role in Reversing Trend toward Punitive Discipline (March 2016)

Policy Update: Beyond College Readiness: College Awareness as a First Step (February 2016)

State Innovations: West Virginia’s Steady Course on Student Data Privacy (February 2016)

Policy Update: Shift in Emphasis in New Standards for Educational Leaders (January 2016)


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