Press Releases

NASBE’s press releases, press conferences and interactions with the educational press communicate the members’ views on important and emerging topics. Media activities center on member-initiated study groups and task forces to heighten public awareness of the mission of state boards. Reports and projects announced through the media also establish members as vital participants in the nation’s education dialogue. NASBE also works to link board members’ national work to their local media markets.

For Immediate Release: March 12, 2015 Contact: Renee Rybak Lang, renee.lang@nasbe.org, 703-740-4841 NASBE Report Suggests Ways State Policymakers Can Get More Students Invested in Learning Education is a $600 billion-a-year enterprise, but the investments states make in education will not benefit students unless they are physically and mentally present in the classroom. Too many students […]

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For Immediate Release: March 10, 2015 Contact: Renée Rybak Lang, renee.lang@nasbe.org, 703-740-4841 NASBE Supports New Student Data Privacy Principles Alexandria, VA – The National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) has joined more than two dozen leading national education organizations in signing onto the Principles for Using and Safeguarding Students’ Personal Information. NASBE was […]

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For Immediate Release: February 12, 2015 Contact: Renée Rybak Lang, 703.740.4841, renee.lang@nasbe.org NASBE Statement on Congressional Hearing on Student Data Privacy and Technology Alexandria, Va. – National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) Executive Director Kristen Amundson issued the following statement regarding testimony given at a House Education Subcommittee hearing on student data privacy […]

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For Immediate Release: February 11, 2015 Contact: Renée Rybak Lang, 703.740.4841, renee.lang@nasbe.org   NASBE Favors Legislation to Update the Education Technology State Grants Program Alexandria, VA – National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) Executive Director Kristen Amundson today praised a move by Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) to update the Education Technology State Grants […]

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For Immediate Release: February 9, 2015 Contact: Renee Rybak Lang, renee.lang@nasbe.org, 703-740-4841 Iowa’s Brooke Axiotis Elected to NASBE Board of Directors Alexandria, VA — Brooke Axiotis, a member of the Iowa State Board of Education, was appointed in January to NASBE’s board of directors as a new state board member representative. Axiotis, who joined the Iowa State […]

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For Immediate Release: January 29, 2015 Contact: Renee Rybak Lang, renee.lang@nasbe.org, 703-740-4841 Nebraska State Board Member Molly O’Holleran Chairs NASBE Government Affairs Committee Alexandria, VA – The National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) is pleased to announce that Nebraska State Board of Education member Molly O’Holleran has been appointed chairperson of its Government Affairs Committee. […]

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For Immediate Release: January 28, 2015 Contact: Renee Rybak Lang, renee.lang@nasbe.org, 703-740-4841 Arkansas State Board Member Mireya Reith to Chair Task Force on Career Education Alexandria, VA – The National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) is pleased to announce that Mireya Reith, a member of the Arkansas State Board of Education, has been appointed to […]

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For Immediate Release: January 28, 2015 Contact: Renee Rybak Lang, renee.lang@nasbe.org, 703-740-4841 West Virginia State Board Member William White Named to National Task Force on School Leadership Alexandria, VA – The National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) is pleased to announce that William “Bill” White, a member of the West Virginia State Board of Education, […]

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For Immediate Release: January 12, 2015 Contact: Renee Rybak Lang renee.lang@nasbe.org 703-740-4841 NASBE Applauds Federal Efforts to Ensure Student Data Privacy and Encourage State Leadership Alexandria, Va. – National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) Executive Director Kristen Amundson issued the following statement on the student data privacy proposals President Obama announced today at […]

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For Immediate Release: January 12, 2015 Contact: Renee Rybak Lang, renee.lang@nasbe.org, 703.740.4841 Barbara McKenna bmckenna@stanford.edu, 650.725.8600 Linda Darling-Hammond and Ace Parsi address key considerations for state policymakers reviewing performance assessments in a NASBE-SCOPE white paper. Alexandria, Va. — As employers and postsecondary institutions increasingly demand students and workers equipped with high-level skills, many states are exploring […]

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