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*Sponsored Announcement* The West Virginia Board of Education seeks an individual with successful professional experience and a proven record of managing effective education reform, or comparable leadership initiatives, to administer the West Virginia Department of Education and lead the state’s primary and secondary schools.  The salary will be in the range of $225,000, plus an […]

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In comments to the Federal Communications Commission about the proposed E-Rate rulemaking, NASBE identified challenges facing districts and states in the technology arena as posited in our Born in Another Time study group report, including the absence of high-speed broadband access in many schools. Further, NASBE’s letter made specific recommendations on the program, including: (E-Rate’s) annual […]

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On May 13, 2013, NASBE sent a letter to Sen. Tom Harkin (D-IA), chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee and the Labor, Health and Human Services, Education Appropriations Subcommittee, and Sen. Jerry Moran (R-KS), ranking member of the Senate Labor, Health and Human Services Appropriations Subcommittee, for greater investments in education […]

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Arlington, VA — U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan spent an unprecedented hour responding to questions from state board of education members on issues ranging from waivers and sequestration to the Department’s use of competitive grants. The discussion took place last Friday, March 15 as part of NASBE’s Annual Legislative Policy Forum. Presiding with Duncan were […]

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The National Governors Association (NGA) and the Council for Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) join NASBE to submit a joint letter of recommendations to the U.S. Department of Education (Department) concerning the recently proposed federal Race to the Top Program competition for eligible local school districts/local education agencies (LEAs).  The Department will release the final […]

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The Obama administration released its blueprint for revising the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) on March 13, 2010. Read the blueprint or download it PDF (1.9M). Read blog posts related to ESEA reauthorization. Watch a video created by a teacher. Read the full post on ED.GOV.

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Education Secretary Praises NASBE’s efforts in Common Core Standards Initiative in National Press Club July 27 speech on the “Quiet Revolution”; Click on following link to view speech webcast - http://www.press.org/news-multimedia/videos/cspan/294785-1 NASBE ESEA Reauthorization Core Principles/Recommendations President’s Weekly Radio/Internet Address – ESEA Reauthorization Blueprint – March 13, 2010 U.S. Department of Education ESEA Reauthorization Blueprint – […]

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**Click to view full listing and links to resources** Senate Budget Committee – 2011-2012 Budget and Economic Outlook – January 27 Hearing House Education and Workforce Cmte – State of the American Workforce – January 26 House Budget Cmte – Organizational Meeting – January 26 House Education and Workforce Cmte – Organizational Meeting – January […]

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**Click to view full listing and links to resources** Senate Labor-HHS-Education Subcommittee on Appropriations – FY2011 Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations Bill – July 27 Hearing Senate HELP Committee – Rural High School Reform – Field Hearing – July 23 – Gillette, WY Senate Labor-HHS-Education Subcommittee on Appropriations – FY2011 Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations Bill – Subcommittee Markup – July […]

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