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Education policy advisors and advocates attended a reception to celebrate my appointment as Executive Director of the National Association of State Boards of Education. The event was co-hosted by Adam Shapiro and Social Driver. The special guest was U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine who spoke eloquently about his connection to Kris and the importance of school […]

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On the Road #3 – The Plan (Arizona) According to the laws of Arizona, the state board of education is directed to “Determine the policy and work undertaken by it.” In other words, as a body whose existence is spelled out in the state’s constitution, the board has both the opportunity and the responsibility for […]

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On the Road to the New State Board Member Institute I had no idea my first slide was going to turn out to be a laugh line. Let me explain: When you give a lot of speeches, you pretty much know when people are going to laugh. So as I prepared my presentation to board […]

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On the Road 1 – Sitting at the board table in Rhode Island It has been a few years since I sat at a board table. So I was thrilled when Eva-Marie Mancuso, who chairs the Rhode Island Board of Education, extended me that courtesy at their regular July meeting on July 15, which also […]

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