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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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USDA STUDY LINKS FOOD PRICES TO CHILDHOOD OBESITY — Food prices have a direct impact on weight gain in children, according to a recent study conducted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. USDA economists found that higher prices for junk food and sugary drinks and lower prices for healthy foods, such as low-fat milk and dark […]

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School children today should be aiming for an “F” to add to the three Rs of their curriculum. That’s what the National Association of State Boards of Education recommends to combat an alarming epidemic of obesity in American children. The “F” stands for fitness, and one way to achieve it is through a physical education […]

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Arlington, VA — The National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) is teaming with the Association of Educational Publishers (AEP) and the Association of American Publishers (AAP) to support First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! campaign by creating voluntary standards for health-conscious examples across academic curricula in all instructional materials. Nearly one-third of all American children and […]

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AMERICAN ACADEMY OF PEDIATRICS DISCOURAGES SPORTS AND ENERGY DRINK USE FOR STUDENTS — As sports drinks take the place of sodas in school vending machines, a new report from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) cautions that most teens who eat a balanced diet and drink enough water do not need sports and energy drinks. The recommendations in […]

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The Obama administration released its blueprint for revising the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) on March 13, 2010. Read the blueprint or download it PDF (1.9M). Read blog posts related to ESEA reauthorization. Watch a video created by a teacher. Read the full post on ED.GOV.

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The Pinckneyville Middle School Symphonic Band, lead by its band director, Roland Ventura, performed its annual Spring Concert Monday night before a large gathering of family and friends. The band played a number of patriotic pieces to honor the men and women who have served or are serving in one of the branches of the U.S. armed […]

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Dropout prevention pilot launching in Radcliff, KY.

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Project PASS will Support Middle and High School Students RADCLIFF, Ky., March 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Hardin County Schools are pleased to join the United States Army and the National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) in the launch of a new pilot program aimed at developing leadership and academic skills for middle school and high school students. The […]

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