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For Immediate Release: February 11, 2015 Contact: Renée Rybak Lang, 703.740.4841, renee.lang@nasbe.org   NASBE Favors Legislation to Update the Education Technology State Grants Program Alexandria, VA – National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) Executive Director Kristen Amundson today praised a move by Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) to update the Education Technology State Grants […]

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NASBE Executive Director Kristen Amundson quoted on new developments around Smart Snacks state exemptions in the Associated Press. From Mary Clare Jalonick’s story: When it comes to school fundraisers, bake sale tables loaded with sugary goodies are out. Fun runs, auctions and sales of healthier treats are in. Government rules requiring schools to hold more nutritious fundraisers, along with […]

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For Immediate Release: February 9, 2015 Contact: Renee Rybak Lang, renee.lang@nasbe.org, 703-740-4841 Iowa’s Brooke Axiotis Elected to NASBE Board of Directors Alexandria, VA — Brooke Axiotis, a member of the Iowa State Board of Education, was appointed in January to NASBE’s board of directors as a new state board member representative. Axiotis, who joined the Iowa State […]

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USA Today recently interviewed three NASBE leaders—Kristen Amundson, Jay Barth, and Mireya Reith—on the state board take over of Little Rock Public School District. From Greg Toppo’s story: “The recent takeover of the Little Rock School District by the Arkansas State Board of Education has angered parents and surprised even seasoned school reform observers. The move […]

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For Immediate Release: January 29, 2015 Contact: Renee Rybak Lang, renee.lang@nasbe.org, 703-740-4841 Nebraska State Board Member Molly O’Holleran Chairs NASBE Government Affairs Committee Alexandria, VA – The National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) is pleased to announce that Nebraska State Board of Education member Molly O’Holleran has been appointed chairperson of its Government Affairs Committee. […]

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For Immediate Release: January 28, 2015 Contact: Renee Rybak Lang, renee.lang@nasbe.org, 703-740-4841 Arkansas State Board Member Mireya Reith to Chair Task Force on Career Education Alexandria, VA – The National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) is pleased to announce that Mireya Reith, a member of the Arkansas State Board of Education, has been appointed to […]

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For Immediate Release: January 28, 2015 Contact: Renee Rybak Lang, renee.lang@nasbe.org, 703-740-4841 West Virginia State Board Member William White Named to National Task Force on School Leadership Alexandria, VA – The National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) is pleased to announce that William “Bill” White, a member of the West Virginia State Board of Education, […]

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NASBE Executive Director Kristen Amundson is quoted in Center For Digital Education on the the Obama administration’s new student data privacy proposal. From Tanya Roscorla’s article: “…After Obama’s speech, leaders in several organizations said they were pleased to see California’s main student data privacy law held up as a model for the nation. California created […]

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For Immediate Release: January 12, 2015 Contact: Renee Rybak Lang renee.lang@nasbe.org 703-740-4841 NASBE Applauds Federal Efforts to Ensure Student Data Privacy and Encourage State Leadership Alexandria, Va. – National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) Executive Director Kristen Amundson issued the following statement on the student data privacy proposals President Obama announced today at […]

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For Immediate Release: January 12, 2015 Contact: Renee Rybak Lang, renee.lang@nasbe.org, 703.740.4841 Barbara McKenna bmckenna@stanford.edu, 650.725.8600 Linda Darling-Hammond and Ace Parsi address key considerations for state policymakers reviewing performance assessments in a NASBE-SCOPE white paper. Alexandria, Va. — As employers and postsecondary institutions increasingly demand students and workers equipped with high-level skills, many states are exploring […]

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