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:  February 2, 2016 Contact: Renee Rybak Lang, renee.lang@nasbe.org 703-740-4841 West Virginia’s Student Data Privacy Policy Is a Model for Other States Alexandria, VA – Nearly every state has passed or at least considered legislation to protect student data privacy. Among the 33 states with data privacy laws on the books, West Virginia […]

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For Immediate Release: January 11, 2016 Contact: Renée Rybak Lang, renee.lang@nasbe.org, 703-740-4841 New Issue of NASBE’s State Education Standard Helps State Leaders Recalibrate State Assessments and Accountability Systems for an ESSA World Alexandria, VA – The National Association of State Boards of Education today released the new issue of its journal, The State Education Standard, […]

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For Immediate Release: January 6, 2016 Contact: Renee Rybak Lang, renee.lang@nasbe.org, 703-740-4841 New Professional Standards for Educational Leaders Create Opportunity for States Implementing ESSA Accountability Provisions Alexandria, VA – Most states base their standards for school leaders on the Interstate School Leaders Licensure Consortium (ISLLC) standards. These standards were updated last November. A new NASBE […]

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For Immediate Release: December 15, 2015 Contact: Renee Rybak Lang, renee.lang@nasbe.org, 703-740-4841 State Boards Can Improve Student Achievement by Improving School Health Policies Alexandria, VA – Education and health outcomes are linked. Yet despite a growing body of evidence tying health to academic achievement, many school systems have not established and coordinated policies, processes, and […]

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For Immediate Release: December 9, 2015 Contact: Renée Rybak Lang, renee.lang@nasbe.org, 703-740-4841 National Association of State Boards of Education Applauds the Passage of the Every Student Succeeds Act Alexandria, VA – The National Association of State Boards of Education welcomes the passage of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). This bipartisan compromise, passed with overwhelming majorities […]

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For Immediate Release: December 8, 2015 Contact: Renee Rybak Lang, renee.lang@nasbe.org, 703-740-4841  NASBE Awards Delaware, Maryland, Mississippi, Nebraska, and Wyoming Stipends for Policy Work in Standards and School Discipline Alexandria, VA. – The National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) is pleased to announce that five state boards of education—Delaware, Maryland, Mississippi, Nebraska, and […]

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For Immediate Release: December 1, 2015 Contact: Renée Rybak Lang, renee.lang@nasbe.org, 703-740-4841 National Association of State Boards of Education Endorses the Every Student Succeeds Act Alexandria, VA — Today the National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) announces its strong support of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). ESSA restores leadership and judgment to states while […]

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For Immediate Release: November 10, 2015 Contact: Renee Rybak Lang, renee.lang@nasbe.org, 703-740-4841 Addiction Trends Prompt State Policymakers to Address School Medication Policies Alexandria, VA –The prevalence of opioid addiction and overdose risks is prompting states to review school medication administration policies and procedures, according to a new NASBE Policy Update. Rhode Island, Kentucky, New York, […]

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For Immediate Release: November 9, 2015 Contact: Renee Rybak Lang, renee.lang@nasbe.org, 703-740-4841 NASBE Urges Congress to Keep Student Data Privacy Language in ESEA Reauthorization Alexandria, Va. – NASBE joined several national education groups in urging Congress to keep language that creates a committee on student data privacy in its final ESEA reauthorization bill.  The statement is excerpted […]

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For Immediate Release: November 2, 2015 Contact: Renee Rybak Lang, 703-740-4841, renee.lang@nasbe.org NASBE Joins National Education Groups to Continue to Push Congress to Get ESEA Done Alexandria, Va. − It’s time for Congress to finish the job of revising No Child Left Behind and not let another school year go by under the old law, […]

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