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For Immediate Release: May 13, 2015 Contact: Renee Rybak Lang, renee.lang@nasbe.org, 703-740-4841 NASBE’s State Education Standard Highlights Work to Be Done to Close Opportunity Gaps Alexandria, VA – The National Association of State Boards of Education today released the new issue of its journal, The State Education Standard, focused on state policymakers’ role in addressing […]

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NASBE’s Amelia Vance talks with Deseret News about new federal student data privacy legislation. From Eric Schulzkle’s story:  “In an era of NSA snooping, email hacking and rampant identity theft, the specter of poorly protected student data strewn throughout cyberspace and being sold to the highest bidder has caught the attention of privacy advocates and, now, policymakers. […]

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For Immediate Release: May 5, 2015 Contact: Renée Rybak Lang, renee.lang@nasbe.org, 703-740-4841   NASBE Policy Update Urges States to Pay Attention to Teacher Equity Plans Alexandria, Va. – According to the US Department of Education’s Civil Rights Data Collection, nearly 96 percent of our nation’s public school teachers are licensed and certified. So why are […]

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For Immediate Release: April 29, 2015 Contact: Renée Rybak Lang, renee.lang@nasbe.org, 703-740-4841 NASBE policy update unpacks new Polis-Messer student data privacy legislation and FERPA discussion draft Alexandria, Va. – Today Reps. Jared Polis (D-CO) and Luke Messer (R-IN) introduced the Student Digital Privacy and Parental Rights Act (SDPPRA). Earlier this month, Reps. John Kline (R-MN) […]

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NASBE Executive Director Kristen Amundson pens an op-ed in The Washington Post about finding the right balance in legislating student data privacy. From the Op-ed: Educators struggle with inherent contradictions in education data. On the one hand, they produce very real benefits. When teachers can identify precisely what students know, they can focus their teaching on areas students […]

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For Immediate Release: April 17, 2015 Contact: Renee Rybak Lang, renee.lang@nasbe.org, 703-740-4841 Delaware’s Gregory B. Coverdale Elected to NASBE Board of Directors Alexandria, VA — Gregory B. Coverdale, Jr., a member of the Delaware State Board of Education, has been appointed to NASBE’s board of directors. Coverdale, who joined the Delaware State Board of Education […]

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For Immediate Release: April 16, 2015 Contact: Renée Rybak Lang, renee.lang@nasbe.org 703.740.4841 New NASBE Resource Guides States through Science Standards Adoption Alexandria, Va. – Implementing, revising, adapting, or adopting new academic standards is a significant undertaking that requires extensive support, planning, and resources. Where do state policymakers begin? A new NASBE resource, New Science Standards: […]

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For Immediate Release: April 13, 2015 Contact: Renée Rybak Lang, 703.740.4841, renee.lang@nasbe.org NASBE Statement on Every Child Achieves Act of 2015 Alexandria, VA – National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) Executive Director Kristen Amundson today made this statement regarding the Every Child Achieves Act of 2015 (ECAA), the proposed update to the Elementary […]

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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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For Immediate Release: April 7, 2015 Contact: Renée Rybak Lang, 703.740.4841, renee.lang@nasbe.org NASBE Announces 2015 Stipend Grantees to Advance Policy Work in School Leadership, Common Core, Deeper Learning, and Next Generation Science Standards Alexandria, Va. — The National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) has awarded stipends to five state and territorial boards of education—Delaware, […]

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