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For Immediate Release: August 24, 2016 Contact: Renee Rybak Lang, renee.lang@nasbe.org, 703-740-4841 NASBE Series Outlines State Boards’ Opportunities to Address Challenges of At-Risk Student Populations Alexandria, VA – The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) gives state policymakers new responsibility and increased flexibility to improve and align policies that accommodate specific student populations, including migrant youth and […]

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For Immediate Release: August 18, 2016 Contact: Renée Rybak Lang, 703.740.4841, reneerl@nasbe.org State Board of Education Members Rosie Hussey, Kenneth Willard, and Patricia Willoughby Receive National Public Service Award Alexandria, Va. — The National Association for State Boards of Education is pleased to announce that state education leaders from Iowa, Kansas, and North Carolina have […]

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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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For Immediate Release: August 17, 2016 Contact: Renée Rybak Lang, 703.740.4841, reneerl@nasbe.org Guam Foundation for Public Education Named NASBE’s 2016 ‘Friend of Education’ Alexandria, Va. — The Guam Foundation for Public Education Inc. is being honored this year as NASBE’s 2016 “Friend of Education.” This national award is given annually to an individual or organization […]

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For Immediate Release: August 16, 2016 Contact: Renée Rybak Lang, 703.740.4841, reneerl@nasbe.org Michigan Board Member Kathleen Straus Honored for Unwavering Commitment to Education Alexandria, Va. – Kathleen N. Straus, a member of the Michigan State Board of Education for nearly 25 years, will receive NASBE’s David Kysilko Award for her steadfast dedication to state boards of […]

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For Immediate Release: August 4, 2016 Contact: Renee Rybak Lang, renee.lang@nasbe.org, 703-740-4841 Washington’s Connie Fletcher Appointed to NASBE Board of Directors, A.L. “Buddy” Collins of North Carolina to Lead GAC Alexandria, VA — Connie Fletcher, a member of the Washington State Board of Education, was appointed in July to NASBE’s board of directors. A.L. “Buddy” Collins, vice […]

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For Immediate Release: July 28, 2016 Contact: Renee Rybak Lang, renee.lang@nasbe.org, 703-740-4841 NASBE Study Group Report Explores How State Policymakers Can Improve Opportunities for Rural Students One-third of US public schools are in rural areas, and these schools enroll nearly 12 million students—nearly a quarter of all American students. According to census data, 26.7 percent of […]

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For Immediate Release: June 6, 2016 Contact: Renee Rybak Lang, renee.lang@nasbe.org, 703-740-4841 State Policymakers Have New Opportunities to Advance Deeper Learning Under ESSA Alexandria, VA. – Problem solving, resilience, and self-reflection remain buzzwords in education. These skills and attributes—along with others that are often referred to as “deeper learning” skills—are key to students’ college, career, […]

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For Immediate Release: June 22, 2016 Contact: Renee Rybak Lang, renee.lang@nasbe.org, 703-740-4841 States Aim to Meet ESSA’s “Well-Rounded Education” Criteria through Computer Science Standards Alexandria, Va. – While educators and parents recognize computer science as a key skill for career readiness, only five states have adopted learning standards in this area. Tides are changing, however, […]

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For Immediate Release: June 15, 2016 Contact: Renee Rybak Lang, renee.lang@nasbe.org, 703-740-4841 State Strategies for Boosting Summer Meals Participation Alexandria, Va. – Children with limited or uncertain access to meals experience more health-related behavioral and academic challenges than their peers. US Secretaries of Agriculture and Education Tom Vilsack and John King spoke on this very […]

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