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Arlington, VA —A growing debate over school discipline has led many educators and policymakers to question the value of punishments involving out-of-school suspensions and the existence of zero-tolerance policies. To help state education leaders address these issues, the National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) is partnering with Atlantic Philanthropies on a two-year, $300,000 […]

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Arlington, VA — The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently released the proposed rule for competitive food standards as required by the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act. The National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program: Nutrition Standards for All Foods Sold in School are part of a package designed to ensure students have healthy […]

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The Board of Directors of the National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) has accepted the resignation of NASBE Executive Director Jim Kohlmoos, effective March 1, 2013. “It has been a great honor for me to serve as executive director,” Kohlmoos said. “I have greatly appreciated the opportunity to work with so many dedicated […]

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This Week in the State Ed SmartBrief: Missouri State Board of Education outlines 2013 priorities; Tennessee may limit virtual charter enrollment; U.S Department of Education guidance: Schools must make “reasonable modifications” for students with disabilities seeking to compete in after-school sports; more… View Full Post

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This week in the State Ed SmartBrief: Illinois State Board of Education looks at raising cut scores on assessments; Maryland State Board to update student discipline policies; New Hampshire education board maintains new charter school moratorium; more… View Full Post

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Arlington, VA — The National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) is collaborating with the Arts Education Partnership (AEP) to create an online arts education resource designed to help state boards of education develop evidence-based policy. NASBE will base the new web portal on AEP’s Arts Education State Policy Database and ArtsEdSearch, through which […]

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Chestertown resident Madhu Sidhu, a member of the Maryland State Board of Education, recently spoke to lawmakers and their staff as part of a congressional briefing to support a new report from the National Association of State Boards of Education about education technology. View Full Article

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NASBE Chief Knowledge Officer David Kysilko offers national perspective to a state education governance story.   View Full Article  

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This week in the State Ed SmartBrief: State Board of Ohio adopts new rules on seclusion and restraint; Kansas state board considers new accreditation requirements; New Congress faces backlog of education bills; more… View Full Post

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This week in the State Ed SmartBrief: Washington State Board of Education sets hearing date on charter rules; Rhode Island governor nominates 9 to newly constituted state board of regents;  California officials want to suspend some exams; more… View Full Post

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