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: April 14, 2014 Contact: Renée Rybak Lang, 703.740.4841, reneerl@nasbe.org Arlington, Va. — The National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) has awarded stipends to six state and territorial boards of education — Delaware, the District of Columbia, Guam, Kentucky, Maine, and West Virginia — to advance state education reform work in […]

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For Immediate Release Contact: Renée Rybak Lang, reneerl@nasbe.org, 703-740-4841 Arlington, VA – Today, we expect our students to be ready for the 21st century. Now more than ever, they are asked to learn more, to master new technology, and to apply what they have learned. These skills, including critical thinking and problem solving, effective communication, collaboration, […]

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Arlington, VA – The National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) is pleased to announce Renée Rybak Lang has joined the organization as communications director. Before coming to NASBE, Lang was communications manager of Education Sector, an independent education think tank that recently merged with the American Institutes for Research. Lang has worked in […]

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New issue of “From Practice to Policy” looks at how one state is tackling comprehensive planning  Arlington, VA — In the year since the incomprehensible tragedy at an elementary school in Sandy Hook, CT, lawmakers, policymakers, and parents have searched for ways to make schools safer, yet there has been little consensus. But one state—Delaware—has […]

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Arlington, VA — An estimated 4 to 6 percent of American children have food allergies, and many of these children will have a severe allergic reaction while at school. Tragically, every year some of these reactions are fatal. It then stands to reason that the calls for comprehensive school policies to mitigate severe allergic reactions […]

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‘From Practice to Policy’ brief offers deeper understanding of SEL and its implications student achievement and for policymaking  Arlington, Va. — The recognized need for public schools to support students in areas beyond academics is not new, but recent developments in social-emotional learning (SEL) go beyond what has come before—and are starting to show improvements […]

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Partnership with Special Olympics Examines Need for Expanded Opportunities in Classrooms and on Playing Fields Arlington, VA — Much has changed in the 37 years since Congress first guaranteed access to a free and appropriate education for disabled students, as the methods and practices of educating special needs children are continually evolving as evidence and […]

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Arlington, VA — Mary Lord, a member of the District of Columbia State Board of Education, was voted president-elect of the National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE). Lord will begin her term of office as president-elect in January 2014 and then serve as president of the association in 2015. The membership also elected […]

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Arlington, VA — Even as most states work hard to implement the Common Core State Standards in math and English language arts, much remains to be done in the way of aligned assessments, educator support, and continued evaluation of the standards’ broader impact on other policies. The National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) […]

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Arlington, Va. — Michael Flanagan, superintendent of the Michigan Department of Education and chair of the state board of education, is being awarded the Distinguished Service Award by the National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE). The national award is given annually to a NASBE member in recognition of outstanding service to public education. […]

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