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The National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) seeks applicants for state stipends under NASBE’s project, Deeper Learning: Education for the 21st Century. The purpose of the stipend award is to support states in their work to identify, develop and align policies for a comprehensive state education system centered on deeper learning. The project […]

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The National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) seeks nominations for its 2018 Board of Directors, including area directors, chair-elect, and secretary-treasurer. The deadline for board nominations is May 25, 2017. Please read the guidelines for nominating a colleague to NASBE’s Board of Directors. Each year, NASBE recognizes distinguished leaders for their contributions to improving […]

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With the recent major changes in US education policy, many state boards of education are discovering unprecedented new leadership opportunities. To best support the work and address the information needs of state boards, NASBE is asking for your help. NASBE has partnered with Edge Research to survey state board of education members and staff. Your […]

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The National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) seeks nominations for its 2017 Board of Directors, and area directors. The deadline for board nominations is June 8, 2016. Please read the guidelines for nominating a colleague to NASBE’s Board of Directors. Each year, NASBE recognizes distinguished leaders for their contributions to improving education for […]

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The National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) seeks applicants for state stipends in two areas: Deeper Learning and School Leadership. These stipends expand NASBE’s mission to strengthen the capacity of state boards of education to ensure all students graduate high school with the knowledge, skills, and dispositions necessary to succeed in college, career, and civic […]

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The National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) seeks applicants to join a collaborative network of state boards of education dedicated to the implementation of a leadership model for a standards-based education system. The “Leading a Standards-Based System: Alignment Policy to Standards Stipend” initiative expands NASBE’s mission to strengthen the capacity of state boards […]

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It is with deep sadness that NASBE reports the passing of Karabelle Pizzigati. A two-term member of the Maryland State Board of Education, she served as NASBE president in 2008. Her life was devoted to serving children. Her work with the U.S. House of Representatives Select Committee on Children, Youth, and Families, where she served […]

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The National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) seeks nominations for its 2016 Board of Directors, and area directors. The deadline for board nominations is June 8, 2015. Please read the guidelines for nominating a colleague to NASBE’s Board of Directors. Each year, NASBE recognizes distinguished leaders for their contributions to improving education for all children. Two […]

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The National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) seeks nominations for its 2015 Board of Directors, and regional officers. The deadline for board nominations is June 3, 2014. Please read the guidelines for nominating a colleague to NASBE’s Board of Directors. Each year, NASBE recognizes distinguished leaders for their contributions to our nation’s education reform efforts. […]

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NASBE is pleased to announce a Request for Proposals in 4 topic areas, plus the opportunity for a combined proposal that joins two or three of those topics (RFP #5 Connections). 1.      Common Core State Standards ($3,500) 2.      Next Generation Science Standards ($4,000) 3.      Deeper Learning ($4,000) 4.      School Leadership ($7,500) 5.      Connections (a combination of two or three of the above) The […]

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New issue of “From Practice to Policy” looks at how one state is tackling comprehensive planning  Arlington, VA — In the year since the incomprehensible tragedy at an elementary school in Sandy Hook, CT, lawmakers, policymakers, and parents have searched for ways to make schools safer, yet there has been little consensus. But one state—Delaware—has […]

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Arlington, VA — An estimated 4 to 6 percent of American children have food allergies, and many of these children will have a severe allergic reaction while at school. Tragically, every year some of these reactions are fatal. It then stands to reason that the calls for comprehensive school policies to mitigate severe allergic reactions […]

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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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Arlington, VA — Mary Lord, a member of the District of Columbia State Board of Education, was voted president-elect of the National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE). Lord will begin her term of office as president-elect in January 2014 and then serve as president of the association in 2015. The membership also elected […]

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Arlington, VA — Even as most states work hard to implement the Common Core State Standards in math and English language arts, much remains to be done in the way of aligned assessments, educator support, and continued evaluation of the standards’ broader impact on other policies. The National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) […]

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STATE SUPERINTENDENT OF EDUCATION The Mississippi State Board of Education seeks an individual with proven education reform leadership and previous successful professional experience to administer the Mississippi Department of Education and lead the state’s primary and secondary schools. The salary will be in the range of $300,000, plus an excellent state benefits package.  Final salary […]

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Arlington, Va. — Gov. James B. Hunt, former Governor of North Carolina and chairman of the  of the James B. Hunt, Jr., Institute for Educational Leadership and Policy, has been named the Policy Leader of the Year by the National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE). The honor is annually given to a national […]

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The National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) is hosting its 2013 annual conference right outside of our nation’s capital. This year’s event continues in the spirit of our 2012 study group report Born in Another Time: Ensuring Educational Technology Meets the Needs of Students Today – and Tomorrow, as it focuses on the needs of […]

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NASBE regrets to inform you of the passing of Northeast Area Director and New Jersey State Board of Education Vice President Ilan Plawker after a long illness. Ilan’s energy and enthusiasm during his service on the board will be missed. “Ilan was a loyal and devoted State Board Member and NASBE Board Member to the […]

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New Report Offers a Look into School Districts’ Early Efforts to Develop Qualified Principals Study is the first evaluation of The Wallace Foundation’s $75-million Principal Pipeline Initiative WASHINGTON, D.C., (July 9, 2013) A new independent evaluation details how six urban school districts are beginning to build larger pools of strong principal candidates at a time when the job […]

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NASBE is proud to announce our very own mobile app! The app is available for Android and iOS devices. So you can use your Droid or iPhone and download the NASBE App using either the App Store (iOS) or Google Play (android).

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The Next Generation Science Standards are the latest set of common standards states can consider for adoption. With 26 states playing an active role in the writing of these standards, they and others will or may discuss whether to adopt them. Their discussions related to quality and purposes of these new science standards are important, […]

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Arlington, Va. — The board of directors of the National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) is proud to announce Kristen Amundson as NASBE’s next executive director. Amundson, presently the Senior Vice President for External Affairs at the nonpartisan education think tank Education Sector, starts her tenure at NASBE July 8. “I look forward […]

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Arlington, VA — The National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) awarded grants to three state boards of education to revise and implement new state student discipline policies that limit the use of out-of-school punishments. The grant awards will support policy efforts in Georgia, Michigan, and West Virginia through early 2014. The grants are […]

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Vermont State Board of Education 120 State Street Montpelier, VT 05620 Vermont Secretary of Education The Vermont State Board of Education is conducting a national search for a Secretary to lead the Vermont Agency of Education as a cabinet-level appointee of the Governor. The individual shall be a proven leader with a strong record of […]

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The Wyoming State Board of Education seeks an individual with proven education reform leadership and previous successful professional experience to run the Wyoming Department of Education and lead the state’s primary and secondary schools.  Compensation for the position will be in the range of $190,000 to $220,000, plus an excellent state benefits package.  Final salary […]

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Legislators from the Mie Prefectural Assembly in Japan and staff from the Japanese Embassy made NASBE headquarters a prime destination as part of a fact-finding tour about education in the U.S. that also included other of Washington, D.C.-based national organizations. NASBE—represented by Deputy Executive Director Brad Hull, Chief Knowledge Officer David Kysilko, and Senior Communications […]

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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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Wallace Foundation “Perspective” is Third in Series about School Leadership NEW YORK (February 26, 2013) Great school principals rarely just happen. They need to be cultivated by school districts, and a major new Wallace Foundation publication describes nine major steps districts can take to do just that. Districts Matter: Cultivating the Principals Urban Schools Need […]

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The National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) will host its 2013 annual conference right outside of our nation’s capital. This year’s event continues in the spirit of our 2012 study group report Born in Another Time: Ensuring Educational Technology Meets the Needs of Students Today – and Tomorrow, as it focuses on the needs of […]

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HAYS CONSOLIDATED Independent school DISTRICT SUPERINTENDENT POSITION PROFILE Hays Consolidated Independent School District (CISD) is seeking a superintendent to lead the district to the next level of academic achievement and meet the challenges of steady district growth and change.  Hays CISD is located in North Central Hays County to the south of Austin, Texas on […]

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The Annual Legislative Policy Forum is where we connect with key Congressional education leadership, discuss issues with senior staff at the U.S. Department of Education, and work with colleagues on state-specific education issues. Online Registration is Now Open: Register Here. 2013 Annual Legislative Policy Forum Agenda: View Agenda Here. [notice type=”information” title=”Annual Legislative Policy Forum […]

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Arlington, VA — A statement by Patrick A. Guida, President of the National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE), on President Barack Obama’s 2013 State of the Union address: “It was gratifying to hear the President stress the desire of the Administration to work with states in growing preschool programs nationwide. NASBE members recognize […]

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THE PRINCIPAL AS LEADER: AN OVERVIEW Education research shows that most school variables, considered separately, have at most small effects on learning. The real payoff comes when individual variables combine to reach critical mass. Creating the conditions under which that can occur is the job of the principal. For more than a decade, The Wallace […]

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Arlington, VA — The National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) is collaborating with the Arts Education Partnership (AEP) to create an online arts education resource designed to help state boards of education develop evidence-based policy. NASBE will base the new web portal on AEP’s Arts Education State Policy Database and ArtsEdSearch, through which […]

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State Superintendent of Public Instruction OHIO DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION The State Board of Education of Ohio seeks an individual with proven education reform leadership and previous successful professional experience to run the Ohio Department of Education and lead the state’s primary and secondary schools. Compensation for the position will be in the range of $200,000 […]

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Arlington, VA — A statement by Jim Kohlmoos, Executive Director of the National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE), on today’s tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut: “At NASBE, our hearts are breaking with the news from Connecticut today, and our deepest sympathies, and I know those of state board members around […]

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                          CONTACT:    Steve Berlin December 10, 2012                                                                        703-684-4000, ext. 1118 Arlington, VA — With the rise in reported […]

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Arlington, VA — The Skillman Foundation, based in Detroit, MI is being honored with the National Association of State Boards of Education’s (NASBE) Friend of Education Award. The national award is given annually to an individual or organization whose contributions to education are significant and enduring. “Schools and educators play important roles in helping children […]

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Three Longtime State Education Leaders Receive National Honor  Arlington, Va. — State education leaders from Maine, Michigan, and Missouri are the recipients of the 2012 Distinguished Service Award by the National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE). The national award is given annually to state board of education members in recognition of outstanding service […]

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Arlington, Va. — Gov. Gaston Caperton, former governor of West Virginia and retiring president of the College Board, has been named the Policy Leader of the Year by the National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE). The honor is annually given to a national or state policymaker in recognition of their contributions to education. […]

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An update on policies regarding the instruction of handwriting. Learning how to form letters and words on paper has been a feature of American schools since the days of inkwells. But with the proliferation of personal computers in the 1990s and smartphones and tablets in the 21st century, many educators and policymakers have been questioning […]

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Vermont State Board of Education 120 State Street Montpelier, VT 05620 Vermont Secretary of Education The Vermont State Board of Education is conducting a national search for a Secretary for the Vermont Agency of Education who is a proven leader with a strong record of working with a board as well as key constituent groups. This individual needs […]

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Check out NASBE’s App for Android on Google Play! Download HERE. We have recently (05.23.2012) updated the NASBE Mobile App and optimized it to be more user-friendly and allow for a better reading experience on your android mobile device. Find out more information by visiting the app page on Google Play! or by reading the .PDF Overview […]

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Arlington, Va. — The National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) awarded grants to seven state boards of education to develop and implement policies to improve school nutrition. Connecticut, Ohio, and West Virginia will each receive $15,000 over three-years, while Arkansas, Kentucky, Michigan, and North Carolina will each receive $6,000, two-year awards to continue […]

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Arlington, Va. — The National Association of State Boards of Education named David Kysilko the organization’s first Chief Knowledge Officer. Kysilko has been NASBE’s Director of Publications for 20 years and is founder and editor of NASBE’s journal, The State Education Standard, as well as many other association publications. In his new role, Kysilko will […]

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Purchase Associate Membership Price: $150.00 (2-year membership) Associate Members are individuals, institutions, or associations who pay the required dues. Associate members do not have a vote for NASBE officers, but are otherwise entitled to the full benefits of membership including access to information services and opportunities to participate in all conferences, meetings, and study groups. […]

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Video of Gen. Colin Powell accepting NASBE’s Policy Leader of the Year Award from Executive Director Brenda Welburn.   View Video

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