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Join NASBE this October for our  annual conference, this year centered on the theme: “Leaders Learning from Leaders.” Come to Denver, Colorado, and engage with dynamic speakers…

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NASBE Executive Director Kristen Amundson was interviewed by several media outlets about Oklahoma’s House Bill 3399.

In Education Week: “Common-Core Repeal Bill Faces a…

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When July 25 -July 27 

here: Washington, D.C.

CONFERENCE RESOURCES Stay ‘in-the-know’ b…

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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 frequently hosts webinars (Short for web-based seminar – a presentation, lecture, workshop or seminar that is transmitted over the internet) for our members. Our webinar tools and resources include presentations, collaborations via whiteboards, chat, talk and broadcast via webcam, and nothing is required to download to attend the meetings.


NASBE State Ed SmartBrief

Designed specifically for education decisionmakers, NASBE State Ed SmartBrief is a FREE, weekly e-mail newsletter. By providing the latest need-to-know industry news and information, NASBE State Ed SmartBrief saves you time and keeps you smart. Follow this link have it delivered direct to your e-mail every week!

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Education Issues


How do we know if students are learning and what they are learning. Topics include formative and summative assessments, validity and reliability.

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Curriculum & Instruction

What and how are students learning? Topics include content, thinking skills, issues surrounding subject areas, instructional strategies, learning styles and teacher-student interaction.

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Culture & Climate

In what kind of environment are our children learning? Topics include bullying and harassment, motivation and engagement, safety and security, inclusion, and building construction.

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Education Governance

What are the ways in which education is managed? Topics include finance, governance and legal issues.

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What are the major issues surrounding individuals that educate students? Topics include school leadership, teachers and support staff such as counselors.

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Standards & Accountability

What are the large scale outcomes of the education system? Topics include economics, workplace and college success, democratic participation, and community awareness.

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Student Health

What are the health needs for students to learn at their best? Topics include nutrition, physical safety, physical activity, sexual health and healthy non-toxic environments.

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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.

Our newest set of resources (April 2014) includes:

acceptThe latest issue of NASBE’s State Education Standard on “A Deeper Look at Deeper Learning”;

accepta Discussion Guide on “Anaphylaxis and Schools: Developing Policies for Treating Students with Severe Allergic Reactions”;

accepta State Innovations on “The Maryland State Board’s Path after the Adoption of the Next Generation Science Standards”;

accepta Commentary by Washington State Supt. Randy Dorn on “Why My State Adopted the Next Generation Science Standards”; and

accepta Policy Update on “The Community Eligibility Provision of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act.”
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Member Services

NASBE develops a host of member services to meet the changing needs of our constituents whether in education issues, policy making process or principles of strong boards.
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Our Partners

NASBE works with many different stakeholders that care about our nation's children, education and public service and thus support NASBE in its work. NASBE thanks them for their support.
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State Boards of Education

State Boards of education are integral to the governance of public education in the United States. Learn more about what they do and how we operate.
State Boards of Education

New Members

Congratulations. You have joined a select group of education policymakers who are responsible for providing a lay voice and perspective in public education governance.

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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