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 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 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 for conversations with […]

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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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For Immediate Release: January 17, 2019 Contact: Renée Rybak Lang, renee.lang@nasbe.org, 703-740-4841 NASBE’s Standard Explores Ways State Policymakers Can Advance Student Safety and Wellness Alexandria, VA – The horrific school shootings in Florida and elsewhere in 2018 sparked new rounds of questioning across the country about how to prevent such tragedies and keep students safe. […]

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For Immediate Release: December 18, 2018 Contact: Renee Rybak Lang, renee.lang@nasbe.org, 703-740-4841 NASBE Statement on the Federal Commission on School Safety Report Alexandria, Va. –   National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) President and CEO Kristen Amundson issued this statement on the final report of the Federal Commission on School Safety, and specifically, the […]

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For Immediate Release: December 12, 2018 Contact: Renee Rybak Lang, renee.lang@nasbe.org, 703-740-4841 More than 20 State Boards of Education Designate a Role for Students in Policymaking Process Alexandria, Va. –  As students across the country seek to influence policy on school safety, bullying, and mental health, some state boards of education are engaging students directly […]

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For Immediate Release: November 29, 2018 Contact: Renée Rybak Lang, renee.lang@nasbe.org, 703-740-4841 State Boards of Education Have Roles in Ensuring Appropriate Uses of Student Data and Directory Information Alexandria, VA—In two new policy updates, NASBE explores 2018 trends in state policymaking on student data privacy and transparency of school data for families and urges state […]

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For Immediate Release: November 20, 2018 Contact: Renée Rybak Lang, renee.lang@nasbe.org, 703-740-4841 NASBE Membership Elects New Leaders to Its Board of Directors Rachel Wise of Nebraska Serves as Chair of NASBE’s Board of Directors, Brooke Axiotis of Iowa Chosen as Chair-Elect. Alexandria, Va. — The National Association of State Boards of Education is pleased to […]

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For Immediate Release: November 16, 2018 Contact: Renee Rybak Lang, renee.lang@nasbe.org, 703-740-4841 NASBE Unveils New Strategic Plan: Our Members, Our Mission NASBE’s strategic plan will empower state boards as citizen leaders and ensure a strong, thriving membership organization for years to come. Alexandria, Va. – The National Association of State Boards of Education is pleased […]

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