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The National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) seeks nominations for its 2015 Board of Directors, and regional officers. The deadline for board nominations is June 3, 2014. Please read the guidelines for nominating a colleague to NASBE’s Board of Directors. Each year, NASBE recognizes distinguished leaders for their contributions to our nation’s education reform efforts. […]

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For Immediate Release: April 14, 2014 Contact: Renée Rybak Lang, 703.740.4841, reneerl@nasbe.org Arlington, Va. — The National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) has awarded stipends to six state and territorial boards of education — Delaware, the District of Columbia, Guam, Kentucky, Maine, and West Virginia — to advance state education reform work in […]

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NASBE’s Kristen Amundson talks with the Wall Street Journal about state efforts to make up lost instructional time from snow days. Read an excerpt below. “…Officials in Maryland, Delaware and Ohio have cleared the way for waivers that would truncate the school year by several days, and a New Jersey district has opted for Saturday […]

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The Oklahoman cites NASBE’s Kristen Amundson in a recent editorial on common core legislation. Read an excerpt below. “…House Bill 3399, the Legislature’s effort to toss Common Core and replace it with other standards, has drawn the attention of the National Association of State Boards of Education. Although Oklahoma isn’t a part of the group, its […]

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For Immediate Release Contact: Renée Rybak Lang, reneerl@nasbe.org, 703-740-4841 Arlington, VA – Today, we expect our students to be ready for the 21st century. Now more than ever, they are asked to learn more, to master new technology, and to apply what they have learned. These skills, including critical thinking and problem solving, effective communication, collaboration, […]

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NASBE’s Kristen Amundson talks with The Atlantic about the importance of a diversified board. Read an excerpt from the article below. “…Kris Amundson, executive director of the National Association of State Boards of Education, said the new Fordham report confirms what she came to believe after nearly a decade on the Fairfax, Va., school board: […]

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Sec. Duncan urges state board members to ditch textbooks, communicate better about standards and tests; Ind. State Board of Educaton to vote on new English, math standards; Tenn. legislature considers separating student test scores from teachers’ evaluations, licenses; and more…   View Full Post

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Education Week’s Andrew Ujifusa and Christiana Samuels report on NASBE’s recent Legislative Policy Forum.  Read excerpts below. From Education Official Stresses Need for ‘Results-Driven Accountability’: “While states are being asked to change how they evaluate their special education programs, the U.S. Department of Education also plans to change the way it interacts with states, Michael […]

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Maryland Board asks feds for delay in using test scores for teacher evaluations; Nevada State Board lowers math cut scores; bill to create nonpartisan, direct elections for Utah State Board advances; and more…   View Full Post

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Florida Board of Education adopts common core modifications; Missouri State Board of Education takes financial control of unaccredited district; Kansas bill would limit the collection of student data; and more…   View Full Post

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