NASBE's Annual Conference 2015

Join us October 22-24, 2015, in Baltimore, Maryland for NASBE’s Annual Conference 2015: States Charting a Course for Change.

Dynamic speakers will cover hot topics as standards and assessment, new accountability models, education data use, early education, digital learning, college, career and civic readiness, school leadership, and much, much more!

Our Blogs

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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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 Legislative Conference 2016

Join us April 3-5, 2016, in Washington DC for NASBE’s Legislative Conference 2016. 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 recently enacted Every Student Succeeds Act.


NASBE's Legislative Conference 2016

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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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2016 New Member Institute

When July 22- 23, 2016 (adjourn by 11:30 am on Saturday)

Where: Arlington, Virginia

Hotel Information: Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon City, 156 South Hayes Street Arlington, Virginia 22202, (703) 415-5000

The program for this event is in development (see last year’s program here), but our goals are always the same. 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; $725 for board members from non-NASBE member states, plus travel and lodging expenses). Direct questions to Sharon Cannon at, or read our Frequently Asked Questions.


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