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For Immediate Release: August 14, 2018 Contact: Renée Rybak Lang, renee.lang@nasbe.org, 703-740-4841 State Boards Engage in Cross-System Collaboration to Support the Early Childhood Workforce Alexandria, VA—Often touted as key to reducing overlap and inefficiency and increasing policy alignment, collaboration across agencies and organizations with varying jurisdictions and authority can be difficult. A new NASBE policy […]

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For Immediate Release: August 13, 2018 Contact: Michael Spaeth, michael.spaeth@nasbe.org, 703-684-4002 State Board of Education Members Jane Goff, Jim McNiece, and Patricia Timm Receive National Public Service Award Alexandria, VA—The National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) is pleased to announce that state education leaders from Colorado, Kansas, and Nebraska are recipients of NASBE’s […]

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For Immediate Release: August 1, 2018 Contact: Michael Spaeth, michael.spaeth@nasbe.org, 703-684-4002 Nebraska Commissioner of Education Matthew Blomstedt and Late State Superintendent Brian Whiston of Michigan Honored as NASBE Policy Leaders of the Year Alexandria, VA—The National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) honors Dr. Matthew Blomstedt, commissioner of the Nebraska Department of Education, and […]

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For Immediate Release: July 18, 2018 Contact: Michael Spaeth, michael.spaeth@nasbe.org, 703-684-4002 State Boards Can Increase Access to a High-Quality, Well-Rounded Education Alexandria, VA—The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) calls on states to take advantage of new opportunities to combat uneven access to quality instruction in the visual and performing arts; science, technology, engineering, and math […]

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For Immediate Release: June 14, 2018 Contact: Michael Spaeth, michael.spaeth@nasbe.org, 703-684-4002 NASBE President and CEO Kristen Amundson to Retire Alexandria, VA – After five years at the helm of the National Association of State Boards of Education, NASBE President and CEO Kristen Amundson has announced she will retire at the end of the year. NASBE’s […]

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For Immediate Release: May 24, 2018 Contact: Michael Spaeth, michael.spaeth@nasbe.org, 703-684-4002 State Boards Can Support a Diverse Early Childhood Workforce for Dual Language Learners Alexandria, VA – As the ethnic, racial, and cultural diversity of U.S. classrooms for young children continues to increase, it is more important than ever for early childhood educators to be […]

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For Immediate Release: May 18, 2018 Contact: Michael Spaeth, michael.spaeth@nasbe.org, 703-684-4002 NASBE President on Texas School Shooting Alexandria, VA – NASBE President and CEO Kristen Amundson today made this statement on the horrific school shooting that occurred in Santa Fe, Texas: “Our hearts go out to those in Santa Fe, Texas. Keeping our children safe […]

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For Immediate Release: May 10, 2018 Contact: Michael Spaeth, michael.spaeth@nasbe.org, 703-684-4002  NASBE’s State Education Standard Explores School Turnaround Strategies Alexandria, VA – The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) offers state policymakers an opportunity to reset how they address low-performing schools. States can capitalize on the added flexibility under ESSA and approaches already adopted in many […]

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For Immediate Release: April 18, 2018 Contact: Michael Spaeth, michael.spaeth@nasbe.org, 703-684-4002 States Can Refine Relicensure Policies and Teacher Preparation to Advance Deeper Learning Alexandria, VA — An effective, well-prepared teacher workforce is central to students’ mastery of deeper learning skills such as critical thinking and teamwork. Two new NASBE policy updates help state boards of […]

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For Immediate Release: March 15, 2018 Contact: Michael Spaeth, michael.spaeth@nasbe.org, 703-684-4002 States Can Support Novice Teachers through Strong Mentoring Policies Alexandria, VA — Teachers face many challenges in the first years of their careers. Without support and guidance from experienced, highly qualified teacher mentors, the demands of the classroom can overwhelm novice teachers. It comes […]

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