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NASBE Director of Education Data and Technology Amelia Vance discusses the prospects of new federal legislation on student data privacy with FedScoop’s Corinne Letsch. From Letsch’s article: “…Amelia Vance, director of education data and technology for the National Association of State Boards of Education, said the basic framework of the bill — strengthening safeguards around student data […]

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NASBE Deeper Learning Director Ace Parsi guest blogs on Getting Smart about our recent study group report on student engagement. Also read Parsi’s Education Week blog commentary. Imagine if we built a theme park—including the water slide, roller coaster, and all the other bells and whistles—and no one showed up. Or, imagine if you worked for […]

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For Immediate Release: March 12, 2015 Contact: Renee Rybak Lang, renee.lang@nasbe.org, 703-740-4841 NASBE Report Suggests Ways State Policymakers Can Get More Students Invested in Learning Education is a $600 billion-a-year enterprise, but the investments states make in education will not benefit students unless they are physically and mentally present in the classroom. Too many students […]

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For Immediate Release: March 10, 2015 Contact: Renée Rybak Lang, renee.lang@nasbe.org, 703-740-4841 NASBE Supports New Student Data Privacy Principles Alexandria, VA – The National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) has joined more than two dozen leading national education organizations in signing onto the Principles for Using and Safeguarding Students’ Personal Information. NASBE was […]

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NASBE’s Amelia Vance explains how states are taking action on protecting student data privacy in The Austin Chronicle. From Richard Whittaker’s article:  “…The legislative landscape is already shifting. In 2014, there were 110 new laws dealing with student data in 36 states, and most of them put more pressure on state boards of education. According […]

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U.S. New & World Report talks with NASBE’s Kristen Amundson about sexual assault and discipline policies and practices in states and schools across the country. From Tierney Sneed’s article: “…While the campaign against college rape has raised awareness about the statute, many parents and even some school administrators are unaware that it also applies to primary […]

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Education Week’s StateEd Watch features NASBE data on state boards of educations’ review timelines of education standards From Andrew Ujifusa’s article: “Much of the talk about the fate of the Common Core State Standards is focused on state legislatures and whether or not they will repeal the standards. But it’s important to remember that in nearly every […]

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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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