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 30, 2019 Contact: Renée Rybak Lang, renee.lang@nasbe.org, 703-740-4841 NASBE Launches Project to Aid States in Improving Adolescent Health Policies Alexandria, Va. – The National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE), in partnership with Child Trends and the National Coalition of STD Directors (NCSD), has launched the Leadership Exchange for Adolescent […]

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For Immediate Release: June 20, 2019 Contact: Renee Rybak Lang, renee.lang@nasbe.org 703-740-4841 Michigan Takes Bold Steps to Improve Early Learning by Narrowing Teacher Licensure Bands Alexandria, VA — Teaching young children requires deep knowledge of what preschoolers think, how they behave, and why. A new NASBE analysis explains how Michigan jettisoned its broad elementary teaching […]

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For Immediate Release: June 6, 2019 Contact: Renee Rybak Lang, renee.lang@nasbe.org, 703-740-4841 Utah Equips Teachers and Leaders to Deliver Digital Learning Alexandria, VA — A new analysis from NASBE details how the Utah State Board of Education helped school districts across the state ensure that teachers and leaders have the capacity and skills to deliver […]

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For Immediate release: May 16, 2019 Contact: Renee Rybak Lang, renee.lang@nasbe.org, 703-740-4841 New Issue of NASBE’s Standard Urges State Boards to Set Policy to Advance Literacy of All Learners Alexandria, VA – Debates over how best to teach children to read and write have been raging for decades and have been rekindled with a recent […]

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For Immediate Release: May 2, 2019 Contact: Renee Rybak Lang, renee.lang@nasbe.org, 703-740-4841 New Awards Program Will Honor Middle School Teachers Who Are ‘Civic Engagement Champions’ Alexandria, VA – The National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) is launching a new awards program called Civic Engagement Champions (CEC) to honor middle school teachers who promote […]

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For Immediate Release: April 25, 2019 Contact: Renee Rybak Lang, renee.lang@nasbe.org, 703-740-4841 State Boards of Education Are Key Drivers of Governors’ Education Initiatives in 2019 Alexandria, VA—According to a NASBE analysis of all 2019 “state of the state” addresses, nearly every governor is prioritizing education, with school funding, career and technical education, postsecondary funding and […]

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For Immediate Release: April 18, 2019 Contact: Renee Rybak Lang, renee.lang@nasbe.org, 703-740-4841 NASBE Survey Finds Support for Advancing Social, Emotional, and Academic Development in Schools Alexandria, VA – According to new survey research from the National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE), influential stakeholders view social and emotional learning (SEL) favorably and are primed […]

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For Immediate Release: February 21, 2019 Contact: Renee Rybak Lang, renee.lang@nasbe.org, 703-740-4841 State Boards Should Explore Health-Related Causes of Chronic Absence Alexandria, VA—During the 2015–16 school year, about one in seven students was chronically absent, missing at least 10 percent of school days. An early warning sign of academic risk and school dropout, chronic absence […]

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For Immediate Release: January 31, 2019 Contact: Renee Rybak Lang, renee.lang@nasbe.org, 703-740-4841 New NASBE Database Tracks State School Health Policies Related to Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC) Model Alexandria, VA — The National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) is pleased to announce the redesign of its popular online resource, the Healthy […]

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For Immediate Release: January 24, 2019 Contact: Renee Rybak Lang, renee.lang@nasbe.org 703-740-4841 Addressing Teachers’ Social and Emotional Learning Is Key to Comprehensive SEL Implementation Alexandria, VA – Spurred by research showing the gains students realize from school-based social and emotional learning (SEL), states are adopting policies that support districts in implementing, sustaining, and spreading it. […]

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