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Our new blog series, On the Road, primarily authored by Executive Director Kristen Amundson as she reflects on her visits with state boards of education and education thought leaders across the country. The blogs will appear on the NASBE web site periodically, and they will also feature the occasional guest writer.

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Latest News

Our news feed is a collection of announcements and updates from NASBE, in addition to the latest articles from Healthline Review, Headline Review, NASBE in the News, Federal Updates and Study Group Reports.
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NASBE's Annual Conference 2018

Join us October 17-20, 2018 in Denver, Colorado, for NASBE’s 60th anniversary celebration and Annual Conference 2018.

The Annual Conference is the largest gathering of state board of education members in the nation. Speakers will cover topics such as equity, school safety, social and emotional learning, arts education, and much more. Attendees are also invited to celebrate NASBE’s 60th anniversary!

NASBE's Annual Conference 2018

NASBE's Legislative Conference 2018

Join us March 4-6 2018, in Washington DC for NASBE’s Legislative Conference 2018: “Bridging the Divide.” This conference is an opportunity to engage with members of Congress, US Department of Education senior officials, and other prominent national education community stakeholders on current federal legislative and regulatory activities, such as the implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act.

NASBE's Legislative Conference 2018

Media & Public Relations

NASBE’s press releases, press conferences and interactions with the education press communicate the members’ views on important and emerging topics.

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Meetings & Conferences

Each year, NASBE hosts numerous meetings and conferences to ensure state board members continue to be informed on the emerging issues in education and have professional development opportunities.
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NASBE has a library of various multimedia outlets to provide information to you, including: Podcasts, Videos, Webinars and Event Casts.

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2018 New Member Institute

When June 8-9, 2018 (adjourn by noon on Saturday)

Where: Arlington, Virginia

Hotel Information: Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel | 2800 S Potomac Ave, Arlington, VA 22202 (The hotel has now reached capacity. Please email Sharon Cannon at sharon.cannon@nasbe.org to register.)

Access the agenda here. State board of education members who attend NASBE’s New Member Institute will:

  • Learn what it takes to be a successful and productive member of a state board of education.
  • Build the skills needed to do the job: parliamentary procedure, communicating in the era of social media, working with the state legislature and other key stakeholders, working with the news media, working with fellow board members.
  • Discuss common policy concerns and issues, and discover real-world examples of how state boards of education are successfully addressing them.
  • Establish working relationships with new state board of education members from across the country.
  • Gain an understanding of NASBE’s resources and how the organization can help state boards in their important work.

NASBE will assume responsibility for airfare and other travel costs (up to $500), hotel, and registration costs for a maximum of two new board members from each dues-paying state to attend the New Member Institute. Additional board members may attend at their state’s expense ($500 for new board members from a dues-paying state; $525 for veteran board members from a dues-paying state; $925 for board members from non-NASBE member states, plus travel and lodging expenses). Direct questions to Sharon Cannon at sharon.cannon@nasbe.org, or read our Frequently Asked Questions.



2018 New Member Institute

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