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For Immediate release: May 16, 2019 Contact: Renee Rybak Lang, renee.lang@nasbe.org, 703-740-4841 New Issue of NASBE’s Standard Urges State Boards to Set Policy to Advance Literacy of All Learners Alexandria, VA – Debates over how best to teach children to read and write have been raging for decades and have been rekindled with a recent […]

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On May 1–2, 2019, NASBE welcomed 12 state board of education members from 11 states to Alexandria, Virginia, for the inaugural meeting of its Early Childhood Education (ECE) Work Group, which seeks to deepen state board of education members’ knowledge of early learning and identify concrete actions they can take to promote effective policymaking. “The […]

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For Immediate Release: May 2, 2019 Contact: Renee Rybak Lang, renee.lang@nasbe.org, 703-740-4841 New Awards Program Will Honor Middle School Teachers Who Are ‘Civic Engagement Champions’ Alexandria, VA – The National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) is launching a new awards program called Civic Engagement Champions (CEC) to honor middle school teachers who promote […]

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For Immediate Release: April 25, 2019 Contact: Renee Rybak Lang, renee.lang@nasbe.org, 703-740-4841 State Boards of Education Are Key Drivers of Governors’ Education Initiatives in 2019 Alexandria, VA—According to a NASBE analysis of all 2019 “state of the state” addresses, nearly every governor is prioritizing education, with school funding, career and technical education, postsecondary funding and […]

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For Immediate Release: April 18, 2019 Contact: Renee Rybak Lang, renee.lang@nasbe.org, 703-740-4841 NASBE Survey Finds Support for Advancing Social, Emotional, and Academic Development in Schools Alexandria, VA – According to new survey research from the National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE), influential stakeholders view social and emotional learning (SEL) favorably and are primed […]

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For Immediate Release: February 21, 2019 Contact: Renee Rybak Lang, renee.lang@nasbe.org, 703-740-4841 State Boards Should Explore Health-Related Causes of Chronic Absence Alexandria, VA—During the 2015–16 school year, about one in seven students was chronically absent, missing at least 10 percent of school days. An early warning sign of academic risk and school dropout, chronic absence […]

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For Immediate Release: January 31, 2019 Contact: Renee Rybak Lang, renee.lang@nasbe.org, 703-740-4841 New NASBE Database Tracks State School Health Policies Related to Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC) Model Alexandria, VA — The National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) is pleased to announce the redesign of its popular online resource, the Healthy […]

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For Immediate Release: January 24, 2019 Contact: Renee Rybak Lang, renee.lang@nasbe.org 703-740-4841 Addressing Teachers’ Social and Emotional Learning Is Key to Comprehensive SEL Implementation Alexandria, VA – Spurred by research showing the gains students realize from school-based social and emotional learning (SEL), states are adopting policies that support districts in implementing, sustaining, and spreading it. […]

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For Immediate Release: January 17, 2019 Contact: Renée Rybak Lang, renee.lang@nasbe.org, 703-740-4841 NASBE’s Standard Explores Ways State Policymakers Can Advance Student Safety and Wellness Alexandria, VA – The horrific school shootings in Florida and elsewhere in 2018 sparked new rounds of questioning across the country about how to prevent such tragedies and keep students safe. […]

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For Immediate Release: December 18, 2018 Contact: Renee Rybak Lang, renee.lang@nasbe.org, 703-740-4841 NASBE Statement on the Federal Commission on School Safety Report Alexandria, Va. –   National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) President and CEO Kristen Amundson issued this statement on the final report of the Federal Commission on School Safety, and specifically, the […]

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