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: July 17, 2017 Contact: Michael Spaeth, michael.spaeth@nasbe.org, 703-684-4002 NASBE Issues Statement on Title II Cuts in House Budget Proposal Alexandria, VA —National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) President/CEO Kristen Amundson issued this statement on the recent House budget proposal: “Given the vital role our teachers and school leaders play in […]

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For Immediate Release: July 12, 2017 Contact: Michael Spaeth, michael.spaeth@nasbe.org, 703-684-4002 State Board Policy Can Play Key Role in Supporting Students of Military Families Alexandria, VA — With thousands of U.S. troops still stationed in Afghanistan and other posts, the nation’s armed forces continue to make significant sacrifices. So do their families. A new NASBE […]

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For Immediate Release: June 29, 2017 Contact: Renee Lang, renee.lang@nasbe.org, 703-740-4841 States Can Leverage ESSA to Improve Student Mental Health Services Alexandria, VA — Positive school climate has been linked to higher test scores, graduation rates, and fewer disciplinary referrals. Yet state policy discussions on student supports often fail to address a key lever for […]

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For Immediate Release: June 13, 2017 Contact: Renée Rybak Lang, 703.740.4841, renee.lang@nasbe.org NASBE Builds an Alliance of Network States to Strengthen Early Childhood Education Workforce Alexandria, Va. – The National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) has awarded four states—Iowa, Michigan, Nebraska, and New York—grants totaling $14,000 each over two years to investigate and […]

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For Immediate Release: May 24, 2017 Contact: Renee Rybak Lang, renee.lang@nasbe.org, 703-740-4841 NASBE Outlines Fifth Indicator Opportunities for State Boards to Ensure Student Success under ESSA Alexandria, VA – The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) paved the way for states to create holistic accountability systems that measure school quality and student success by means other […]

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For Immediate Release: May 10, 2017  Contact: Renée Rybak Lang, renee.lang@nasbe.org, 703-740-4841  NASBE’s State Education Standard Analyzes Ways to Align a Standards-Based System  Alexandria, VA – The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) gives state boards of education an opportunity to reevaluate, improve, and align policies that ensure high levels of learning for all students. The […]

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For Immediate Release: March 21, 2017 Contact: Renée Rybak Lang, renee.lang@nasbe.org, 703-740-4841 Alexandria, VA – Today the National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) released its anticipated State Board Insight database, a platform for tracking trends in state boards’ agendas and actions each month. With timely analysis, detailed data, and spotlights on state strategies, […]

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For Immediate Release: March 20, 2017 Contact: Renee Rybak Lang, renee.lang@nasbe.org, 703-740-4841 NASBE Analysis Outlines Seven Questions State Boards Should Ask before State Plans for ESSA Are Submitted Alexandria, Va. — In April and September, states will file comprehensive plans for how they will spend federal funding under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). Although […]

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For Immediate Release: February 7, 2017 Contact: Renee Rybak Lang, renee.lang@nasbe.org, 703-740-4841 Alexandria, VA — The U.S. Senate today voted to confirm Betsy DeVos as the U.S. Secretary of Education. National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) President/CEO Kristen Amundson issued the following statement: “NASBE has had a productive working relationship with every U.S. secretary of […]

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For Immediate Release: January 19, 2017 Contact: Renee Rybak Lang, renee.lang@nasbe.org, 703-740-4841 Alexandria, VA—The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) requires state education agencies (SEAs) to collaborate on their state plans for implementation with school districts, civil rights organizations, principals, teachers, “other school leaders,” parents, and many others. A new NASBE report, “ESSA Stakeholder Engagement: Early […]

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