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Article in the Camarillo (Calif.) Acorn asks “Could technology hit delete on cursive writing?” NASBE Senior Communications Manager Steve Berlin tries to help answer that question. View Full Article

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NASBE joined eight other health and education organizations, led by the American Lung Association, to issue a joint statement on improving asthma management in schools. NASBE has long supported the need for clean air in schools in the belief that students cannot succeed in school if they are continually absent due to illness. According to […]

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Last February my son’s school had a fundraiser on Valentines Day. Called “A Crush for a Crush”, students had the option to purchase an Orange Crush to send to another student for a mere $1.
Cute, huh? But technically illegal.

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This Week in the NASBE State Ed SmartBrief: The North Carolina State Board approved the addition of a special seal on high school diplomas indicating the student’s college or career readiness; The West Virginia State Board return full control to the McDowell County school board, more than 10 years since the state took over the […]

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This week in the NASBE State Ed SmartBrief: New Jersey State Board of Education reduces weight of test scores in teacher evaluations; West Virginia board starts to tackle how to implement new education laws; NIEER report finds pre-k funding is in decline; South Dakota to reexamine state education funding formula; more… View Full Post

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The Wyoming State Board of Education seeks an individual with proven education reform leadership and previous successful professional experience to run the Wyoming Department of Education and lead the state’s primary and secondary schools.  Compensation for the position will be in the range of $190,000 to $220,000, plus an excellent state benefits package.  Final salary […]

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This Week in the NASBE State Ed SmartBrief: Maryland State Board updates its school safety guidelines; State Board in Mississippi includes graduation rates to school grading system; Indiana bill cuts teaching license from requirements for superintendents; more… View Full Post

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This week in the NASBE State Ed SmartBrief: Connecticut State Board raises teacher training standards; Kansas State Board adopts new social studies standards; States work together to address concerns about new GED diploma; more… View Full Post

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Legislators from the Mie Prefectural Assembly in Japan and staff from the Japanese Embassy made NASBE headquarters a prime destination as part of a fact-finding tour about education in the U.S. that also included other of Washington, D.C.-based national organizations. NASBE—represented by Deputy Executive Director Brad Hull, Chief Knowledge Officer David Kysilko, and Senior Communications […]

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This week in the NASBE State Ed SmartBrief: Utah State Board advances cursive writing policy; President’s budget emphasizes pre-k, STEM; Districts buying tablets for students instead of PCs; more… View Full Post

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