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Teacher colleges need to give aspiring educators much more thorough, intense exposure to K-12 classrooms during their training—and set higher standards for admission—a group representing state school boards contends.  View Full Article

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Arlington, VA — State education leaders from Illinois and Maine are the recipients of the 2011 Distinguished Service Award by the National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE). The national award is given annually to state board of education members in recognition of outstanding service to public education. “Through their continued diligence and devotion to […]

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Alexandria, VA —Bob Wise, president of the Alliance for Excellent Education and former governor of West Virginia, is being honored with the National Association of State Boards of Education’s (NASBE) Friend of Education Award. The national award is given annually to an individual or organization whose contributions to education are significant and enduring. “As governor, Bob […]

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Arlington, Va. — Gen. Colin Powell, U.S. Army (ret.) and Alma Powell, the founding and current chairs of the America’s Promise Alliance, respectively were named the Policy Leaders of the Year by the National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE). The honor is annually given to a national or state policymaker in recognition of their […]

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Arlington, VA— Brenda Welburn, executive director of the National Association of State Boards of Education, joined a panel of education leaders that this week called on Congress to pass a comprehensive Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) with strong commitments to early childhood (pre-K-3) education. The panel members announced their call to action at the […]

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NASBE WELCOMES FLEXIBILITY FOR STATES PURSUING COLLEGE- AND CAREER- READY AGENDA; CALLS FOR COMPREHENSIVE ESEA REAUTHORIZATION Arlington, VA — The National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) welcomed the Administration’s announcement it will waive key requirements of the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB), but also repeated its call for comprehensive reform through legislation […]

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CHILDREN’S ENERGY INTAKE LINKED TO EATING LOCATION AND FOOD SOURCE — A report released by the American Dietetic Association suggests the eating location and the source of food influenced the daily energy intake for children. This study examined data from 29,217 children aged 2 to 18 years from 1977-2006 in three national surveys. Findings from the study linked an increase […]

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NASBE and CDC Renew Joint Efforts to Enhance School Health and Education Policy Arlington, VA — The National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced they will continue their 25-year partnership in working toward effective health policy and education for American schools. The CDC awarded […]

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Clarification of NASBE Position on New Funding for Education Arlington, VA — Brenda Welburn, executive director of the National Association of State Boards of Education, issued the following in response to President Obama’s proposed American Jobs Act: “Recognizing that education is a vital component of the U.S. economy, NASBE believes any jobs proposal should include […]

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NASBE’s Steve Berlin speaks to Education Talk Radio for a discussion of the role of this important, yet little understood, aspect of education – state boards of education. Listen to Podcast

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