NASBE in the News

The following posts are a collection of news articles in which NASBE has been featured.

NASBE Executive Director Kristen Amundson is quoted on the practical implications of a new pediatrics study that indicates later school start times are better for kids’ health and academic achievement. In an Associated Press story: “Pediatrician’s RX for Schools: Later Start Times” by Lindsey Tanner “‘The issue is really cost,’ said Kristen Amundson, executive director of the […]

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NASBE Executive Director Kristen Amundson pens an op-ed in The Detroit News on the importance of legislatures and state boards working together to raise student achievement. From the Op-ed: The U.S. education system recently received a report card from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, a think tank for developed countries. America’s grades weren’t […]

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NASBE Executive Director Kristen Amundson pens an op-ed in The Hill with CoSN CEO Keith Krueger. From the Op-ed:  As another school year winds down and our students gear up for their summer break, school systems nationwide are already preparing for a major shift beginning next fall: the implementation of new technology-powered assessments. Fostering the success […]

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NASBE Executive Director Kristen Amundson was interviewed by several media outlets about Oklahoma’s House Bill 3399. In Education Week: “Common-Core Repeal Bill Faces a Potential Constitutional Problem” by Andrew Ujifusa “…Kristen Amundson, the executive director of NASBE, said in an interview that while legislatures have a great deal of power, when it comes to altering the […]

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NASBE’s Kristen Amundson talks with the Wall Street Journal about state efforts to make up lost instructional time from snow days. Read an excerpt below. “…Officials in Maryland, Delaware and Ohio have cleared the way for waivers that would truncate the school year by several days, and a New Jersey district has opted for Saturday […]

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The Oklahoman cites NASBE’s Kristen Amundson in a recent editorial on common core legislation. Read an excerpt below. “…House Bill 3399, the Legislature’s effort to toss Common Core and replace it with other standards, has drawn the attention of the National Association of State Boards of Education. Although Oklahoma isn’t a part of the group, its […]

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NASBE’s Kristen Amundson talks with The Atlantic about the importance of a diversified board. Read an excerpt from the article below. “…Kris Amundson, executive director of the National Association of State Boards of Education, said the new Fordham report confirms what she came to believe after nearly a decade on the Fairfax, Va., school board: […]

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Education Week’s Andrew Ujifusa and Christiana Samuels report on NASBE’s recent Legislative Policy Forum.  Read excerpts below. From Education Official Stresses Need for ‘Results-Driven Accountability’: “While states are being asked to change how they evaluate their special education programs, the U.S. Department of Education also plans to change the way it interacts with states, Michael […]

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Nationally known school parent blog cites NASBE School Health Policy Database in piece about school discipline. View Full Post

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The Oct. 29 issue of Association and Non Profit Bisnow offers a feature on NASBE Executive Director Kristen Amundson and her career. View Full Post

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