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: December 12, 2018 Contact: Renee Rybak Lang, renee.lang@nasbe.org, 703-740-4841 More than 20 State Boards of Education Designate a Role for Students in Policymaking Process Alexandria, Va. –  As students across the country seek to influence policy on school safety, bullying, and mental health, some state boards of education are engaging students directly […]

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For Immediate Release: November 29, 2018 Contact: Renée Rybak Lang, renee.lang@nasbe.org, 703-740-4841 State Boards of Education Have Roles in Ensuring Appropriate Uses of Student Data and Directory Information Alexandria, VA—In two new policy updates, NASBE explores 2018 trends in state policymaking on student data privacy and transparency of school data for families and urges state […]

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For Immediate Release: November 20, 2018 Contact: Renée Rybak Lang, renee.lang@nasbe.org, 703-740-4841 NASBE Membership Elects New Leaders to Its Board of Directors Rachel Wise of Nebraska Serves as Chair of NASBE’s Board of Directors, Brooke Axiotis of Iowa Chosen as Chair-Elect. Alexandria, Va. — The National Association of State Boards of Education is pleased to […]

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For Immediate Release: November 16, 2018 Contact: Renee Rybak Lang, renee.lang@nasbe.org, 703-740-4841 NASBE Unveils New Strategic Plan: Our Members, Our Mission NASBE’s strategic plan will empower state boards as citizen leaders and ensure a strong, thriving membership organization for years to come. Alexandria, Va. – The National Association of State Boards of Education is pleased […]

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For Immediate Release: November 9, 2018 Contact: Renee Rybak Lang, renee.lang@nasbe.org, 703-740-4841 State-Level Midterm Election Results Will Have Long Lasting Impact on Education Policy Alexandria, VA—Although federal election results have attracted the most post-election commentary, state-level changes will have the longest lasting impact on education policy, according to a new NASBE analysis of the 2018 […]

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For Immediate Release: October 29, 2018 Contact: Renee Rybak Lang, renee.lang@nasbe.org, 703-740-4841 Mississippi and Wyoming Focus on Growth of Lowest Performing Students Alexandria, VA — When the 2017 National Assessment of Educational Progress was released earlier this year, most states learned that their average scores in grades 4 and 8 reading and mathematics remained relatively […]

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For Immediate Release: October 11, 2018 Contact: Renee Rybak Lang, renee.lang@nasbe.org, 703-740-4841 Residencies and Induction Are Key to a Diverse, Effective Workforce Alexandria, VA — State and district leaders should leverage policies for teacher residencies and induction to increase the diversity and effectiveness of their teaching workforce, as states like Hawaii and Louisiana are doing, […]

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For Immediate Release: September 19, 2018 Contact: Renee Rybak Lang, renee.lang@nasbe.org 703-740-4841 NASBE’s State Education Standard Gets to the Core of School Finance and Ways State Policymakers Can Lead Alexandria, VA – The new issue of NASBE’s journal, The State Education Standard, focuses on a topic that occupies more space on state board of education agendas […]

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For Immediate Release: September 4, 2018 Contact: Renée Rybak Lang, renee.lang@nasbe.org, 703-740-4841 Donna Johnson Honored for Unwavering Commitment to Education Alexandria, VA—The National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) is pleased to present its David Kysilko Award to Donna Johnson of the District of Columbia’s Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) for […]

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For Immediate Release: August 22, 2018 Contact: Renée Rybak Lang, renee.lang@nasbe.org, 703-740-4841 Educate Maine Named NASBE’s 2018 ‘Friend of Education’ Alexandria, VA—Educate Maine is being honored this year as the 2018 “Friend of Education” by the National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE). This national award is given annually to an individual or organization […]

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