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 6, 2015 Contact: Renee Rybak Lang, 703-740-4841, renee.lang@nasbe.org NASBE Report Compares Six States’ Strategies to Adopt New Science Standards Developing science standards can be a long and complex process, but many states have recognized theirs are due for a change. Since 2013, 13 states and the District of Columbia have adopted the […]

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For Immediate Release: June 23, 2015 Contact: Sharon Cannon, Sharon.Cannon@nasbe.org, 703-740-4824 NASBE Joins National Education Groups to Call for Senate Consideration of Elementary and Secondary Education Act Alexandria, VA – Today, the National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) joined 10 national education groups representing educators, principals, school boards, superintendents, chief state school officers, […]

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For Immediate Release: June 11, 2015 Contact: Renée Rybak Lang, renee.lang@nasbe.org, 703-740-4841 NASBE Policy Update Tracks Trends in State Legislative Action on Student Data Privacy Alexandria, Va. – A surge in state legislation on student data privacy this year has continued to empower state boards of education with authority over student privacy. So far this […]

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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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