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.

October 23, 2014 Lord Selected to Lead National Association Arlington, VA — Mary Lord, vice president of the D.C. State Board of Education, was chosen to serve as president of the National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) in 2015 at its Annual Conference this month in Denver.  She has served as the association’s […]

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October 23, 2014 For Immediate Release: October 23, 2014 Contact: Sharon Cannon, (703) 740-4824, communications@nasbe.org McNiece Selected to Lead National Association Arlington, VA — James McNiece, a member of the Kansas State Board of Education and resident of Wichita, was chosen this month to be president-elect of the National Association of State Boards of Education […]

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For Immediate Release: October 24, 2014 Contact: Dr. Richard Zeile (DrZeile@Juno.com 313.802.1146) Sharon Cannon, (703) 740-4824, communications@nasbe.org   State Board Treasurer Zeile Elected to NASBE Board of Directors  At their annual meeting, held this month in Denver’s Westminster Westin Hotel, the National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) elected Dr. Richard Zeile to their […]

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October 23, 2014 For Immediate Release: October 23, 2014 Contact: Sharon Cannon, (703) 740-4824, communications@nasbe.org   Sidhu Elected to Board of National Association  Arlington, VA — Madhu Sidhu, a member of the Maryland State Board of Education since 2009, was elected as Southern Area Director of the National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) […]

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   NASBE Members Learn from Leaders at Annual Conference   DENVER—Oct. 17, 2014—Inspiring words, backed up with examples of strong action, took center stage today at the National Association of State Boards of Education annual conference. Aneesh Chopra, the first U.S. chief technology officer, implored state board members to “liberate the data” created in education […]

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State Education Leaders Look to Peers for Help Navigating Tough Issues at Start of NASBE Annual Conference   DENVER—Oct. 16, 2014—The largest annual gathering of members of state education boards began three days of meetings discussing everything from Common Core State Standards to health policies. One expert described it as a year of “major transitions” […]

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October 23, 2014 For Immediate Release: October 23, 2014 Contact: Sharon Cannon, (703) 740-4824, communications@nasbe.org Dr. Henry Elected to Board of National Association Arlington, VA —Samuel Henry, a member of the Oregon State Board of Education since 2010, was elected as Western Area Director of the National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) this […]

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For Immediate Release: September 3, 2014 Contact: Renée Rybak Lang, reneerl@nasbe.org, 703-740-4841 NASBE Names Francis Eberle as Deputy Executive Director Arlington, VA – The National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) is pleased to announce Francis Eberle has been named as the organization’s deputy executive director. Eberle is being promoted from within the organization, […]

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For Immediate Release: August 13, 2014 Contact: Renée Rybak Lang, reneerl@nasbe.org, 703-740-4841 NASBE Brings on Robert Hull to Direct College, Career, and Civic Readiness Work Arlington, VA – The National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) is pleased to announce Robert Hull has joined as director of the organization’s college, career, and civic readiness […]

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For Immediate Release: July 31, 2014 Contact: Renee Rybak Lang, reneerl@nasbe.org, 703.740.4841 Three New NASBE Resources Help State Boards Craft Better Policies to Leverage Blended Learning Innovations Arlington, Va. — Blended learning, an innovative, personalized education model that combines online learning with traditional instruction is gaining interest across the country. The goal is simple: accelerate student […]

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