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: May 13, 2015 Contact: Renee Rybak Lang, renee.lang@nasbe.org, 703-740-4841 NASBE’s State Education Standard Highlights Work to Be Done to Close Opportunity Gaps Alexandria, VA – The National Association of State Boards of Education today released the new issue of its journal, The State Education Standard, focused on state policymakers’ role in addressing […]

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For Immediate Release: May 5, 2015 Contact: Renée Rybak Lang, renee.lang@nasbe.org, 703-740-4841   NASBE Policy Update Urges States to Pay Attention to Teacher Equity Plans Alexandria, Va. – According to the US Department of Education’s Civil Rights Data Collection, nearly 96 percent of our nation’s public school teachers are licensed and certified. So why are […]

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For Immediate Release: April 29, 2015 Contact: Renée Rybak Lang, renee.lang@nasbe.org, 703-740-4841 NASBE policy update unpacks new Polis-Messer student data privacy legislation and FERPA discussion draft Alexandria, Va. – Today Reps. Jared Polis (D-CO) and Luke Messer (R-IN) introduced the Student Digital Privacy and Parental Rights Act (SDPPRA). Earlier this month, Reps. John Kline (R-MN) […]

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For Immediate Release: April 17, 2015 Contact: Renee Rybak Lang, renee.lang@nasbe.org, 703-740-4841 Delaware’s Gregory B. Coverdale Elected to NASBE Board of Directors Alexandria, VA — Gregory B. Coverdale, Jr., a member of the Delaware State Board of Education, has been appointed to NASBE’s board of directors. Coverdale, who joined the Delaware State Board of Education […]

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For Immediate Release: April 16, 2015 Contact: Renée Rybak Lang, renee.lang@nasbe.org 703.740.4841 New NASBE Resource Guides States through Science Standards Adoption Alexandria, Va. – Implementing, revising, adapting, or adopting new academic standards is a significant undertaking that requires extensive support, planning, and resources. Where do state policymakers begin? A new NASBE resource, New Science Standards: […]

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For Immediate Release: April 13, 2015 Contact: Renée Rybak Lang, 703.740.4841, renee.lang@nasbe.org NASBE Statement on Every Child Achieves Act of 2015 Alexandria, VA – National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) Executive Director Kristen Amundson today made this statement regarding the Every Child Achieves Act of 2015 (ECAA), the proposed update to the Elementary […]

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For Immediate Release: April 7, 2015 Contact: Renée Rybak Lang, 703.740.4841, renee.lang@nasbe.org NASBE Announces 2015 Stipend Grantees to Advance Policy Work in School Leadership, Common Core, Deeper Learning, and Next Generation Science Standards Alexandria, Va. — The National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) has awarded stipends to five state and territorial boards of education—Delaware, […]

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For Immediate Release: April 1, 2015 Contact: Renée Rybak Lang, renee.lang@nasbe.org, 703-740-4841 New NASBE Analysis Urges Policymakers to ‘Balance the Imperative of Protection with Innovation’ in Setting Student Data Privacy Policies Alexandria, Va. – Last week, Reps. Jared Polis (D-Colo.) and Luke Messer (R-Ind.) announced plans for new federal legislation that would ensure third-party vendors […]

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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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