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For Immediate Release: July 6, 2015 Contact: Renee Rybak Lang, 703-740-4841, renee.lang@nasbe.org NASBE Report Compares Six States’ Strategies to Adopt New Science Standards Developing science standards can be a long and complex process, but many states have recognized theirs are due for a change. Since 2013, 13 states and the District of Columbia have adopted the […]

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For Immediate Release: June 23, 2015 Contact: Sharon Cannon, Sharon.Cannon@nasbe.org, 703-740-4824 NASBE Joins National Education Groups to Call for Senate Consideration of Elementary and Secondary Education Act Alexandria, VA – Today, the National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) joined 10 national education groups representing educators, principals, school boards, superintendents, chief state school officers, […]

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It is with deep sadness that NASBE reports the passing of Karabelle Pizzigati. A two-term member of the Maryland State Board of Education, she served as NASBE president in 2008. Her life was devoted to serving children. Her work with the U.S. House of Representatives Select Committee on Children, Youth, and Families, where she served […]

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For Immediate Release: June 11, 2015 Contact: Renée Rybak Lang, renee.lang@nasbe.org, 703-740-4841 NASBE Policy Update Tracks Trends in State Legislative Action on Student Data Privacy Alexandria, Va. – A surge in state legislation on student data privacy this year has continued to empower state boards of education with authority over student privacy. So far this […]

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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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