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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.

NASBE Executive Director Kristen Amundson talks with the Associated Press about how recent measles outbreaks may impact state policies around vaccinations. From Christine Armario’s story: “While much of the attention in the ongoing measles outbreak has focused on student vaccination requirements and exemptions, less attention has been paid to another group in the nation’s classrooms: Teachers […]

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NASBE Executive Director Kristen Amundson talks with the Associated Press about changes to school drug policies. From Michael Felberbaum’s story: “…But the concerns raised by school districts may not be too far-fetched. Devices that look exactly like e-cigarettes but have a compartment that can be filled with substances like concentrated forms of marijuana are sold online […]

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For Immediate Release: February 12, 2015 Contact: Renée Rybak Lang, 703.740.4841, renee.lang@nasbe.org NASBE Statement on Congressional Hearing on Student Data Privacy and Technology Alexandria, Va. – National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) Executive Director Kristen Amundson issued the following statement regarding testimony given at a House Education Subcommittee hearing on student data privacy […]

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For Immediate Release: February 11, 2015 Contact: Renée Rybak Lang, 703.740.4841, renee.lang@nasbe.org   NASBE Favors Legislation to Update the Education Technology State Grants Program Alexandria, VA – National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) Executive Director Kristen Amundson today praised a move by Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) to update the Education Technology State Grants […]

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NASBE Executive Director Kristen Amundson quoted on new developments around Smart Snacks state exemptions in the Associated Press. From Mary Clare Jalonick’s story: When it comes to school fundraisers, bake sale tables loaded with sugary goodies are out. Fun runs, auctions and sales of healthier treats are in. Government rules requiring schools to hold more nutritious fundraisers, along with […]

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For Immediate Release: February 9, 2015 Contact: Renee Rybak Lang, renee.lang@nasbe.org, 703-740-4841 Iowa’s Brooke Axiotis Elected to NASBE Board of Directors Alexandria, VA — Brooke Axiotis, a member of the Iowa State Board of Education, was appointed in January to NASBE’s board of directors as a new state board member representative. Axiotis, who joined the Iowa State […]

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USA Today recently interviewed three NASBE leaders—Kristen Amundson, Jay Barth, and Mireya Reith—on the state board take over of Little Rock Public School District. From Greg Toppo’s story: “The recent takeover of the Little Rock School District by the Arkansas State Board of Education has angered parents and surprised even seasoned school reform observers. The move […]

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For Immediate Release: January 29, 2015 Contact: Renee Rybak Lang, renee.lang@nasbe.org, 703-740-4841 Nebraska State Board Member Molly O’Holleran Chairs NASBE Government Affairs Committee Alexandria, VA – The National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) is pleased to announce that Nebraska State Board of Education member Molly O’Holleran has been appointed chairperson of its Government Affairs Committee. […]

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For Immediate Release: January 28, 2015 Contact: Renee Rybak Lang, renee.lang@nasbe.org, 703-740-4841 Arkansas State Board Member Mireya Reith to Chair Task Force on Career Education Alexandria, VA – The National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) is pleased to announce that Mireya Reith, a member of the Arkansas State Board of Education, has been appointed to […]

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For Immediate Release: January 28, 2015 Contact: Renee Rybak Lang, renee.lang@nasbe.org, 703-740-4841 West Virginia State Board Member William White Named to National Task Force on School Leadership Alexandria, VA – The National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) is pleased to announce that William “Bill” White, a member of the West Virginia State Board of Education, […]

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