NASBE in the News

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

The November 2014 elections are leading to changes in the membership of state boards of education across the country, and  significant shifts in state education policy are sure to follow. Read commentary by NASBE Executive Director Kristen Amundson here, accompanied by a state-by-state analysis of the elections.  

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Education Week‘s Alyson Klein covered the NASBE Annual Conference session on turnaround schools. An excerpt from “Promise, Challenges Seen in Use of Federal Turnaround Aid”: Connecticut, like many other states, didn’t get nearly as much transformational change in schools as officials there had hoped from the Obama administration’s multibillion-dollar School Improvement Grant program. Still, the […]

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October 23, 2014 For Immediate Release: October 23, 2014 Contact: Sharon Cannon, (703) 740-4824, communications@nasbe.org Taylor Elected to Board of National Association Arlington, VA —Allan Taylor, a member of the Connecticut State Board of Education since 1994, was elected as Northeast Area Director of the National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) this month […]

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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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