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 15, 2018 Contact: Renee Rybak Lang, renee.lang@nasbe.org, 703-740-4841 NASBE President on Florida Tragedy Alexandria, VA – NASBE President and CEO Kristen Amundson today made this statement on the tragic high school shooting that occurred in Parkland, Florida, yesterday: “The shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School in South Florida yesterday is a […]

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For Immediate Release: February 13, 2018 Contact: Renee Rybak Lang, renee.lang@nasbe.org, 703-740-4841  NASBE Report: Wise Student Data Privacy Policies Bolster Personalized Learning Alexandria, VA – A new NASBE report argues that good student data privacy policies recognize the potential for personalized learning to accelerate student achievement while also guaranteeing safe, secure access to a predetermined, […]

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For Immediate Release: January 24, 2018 Contact: Michael Spaeth, michael.spaeth@nasbe.org, 703-684-4002 State Boards Can Be Key Players in Improving Early Childhood Education Alexandria, VA — Recognizing the importance of early childhood education (ECE), federal and state governments have been investing billions of dollars to serve the nation’s youngest children. Yet many children still enter elementary […]

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For Immediate Release: January 10, 2018 Contact: Renee Rybak Lang, renee.lang@nasbe.org, 703-740-4841 NASBE’s Standard Explores 30 Years of Early Childhood Education Policymaking and Next Steps Alexandria, VA – The impact of early childhood education is undeniable. Recent studies indicate that programs for children under five can significantly decrease special education placement and grade retention, close […]

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For Immediate Release: January 8, 2018 Contact: Michael Spaeth, michael.spaeth@nasbe.org, 703-684-4002 NASBE President on No Child Left Behind Anniversary Alexandria, VA – NASBE President and CEO Kristen Amundson issued this statement on the No Child Left Behind Act’s sixteenth anniversary: Sixteen years ago, President George W. Bush signed the No Child Left Behind Act into law. That […]

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For Immediate Release: December 13, 2017 Contact: Renee Rybak Lang, renee.lang@nasbe.org, 703-740-4841 State Boards Have a Role to Play in Incubating School Improvement Networks Alexandria, VA — States, districts, and schools across the country are forming “networked improvement communities” to address problems of practice, make changes based on data, and make connections across schools. These […]

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For Immediate Release: December 4, 2017 Contact: Renee Rybak Lang, 703-244-9954, renee.lang@nasbe.org NASBE Statement on Federal Communications Commission Net Neutrality Regulations Alexandria, VA – Kris Amundson, president and CEO of the National Association of State Boards of Education, today expressed opposition to plans for eliminating the Federal Communications Commission’s Net Neutrality protections. Amundson said, “Our members […]

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For Immediate Release: November 15, 2017 Contact: Renée Rybak Lang, renee.lang@nasbe.org, 703-740-4841 NASBE Membership Elects New Leaders to Its Board of Directors John Kelly of Mississippi Serves as Chair of NASBE’s Board of Directors; Rachel Wise of Nebraska Chosen as Chair-elect. Alexandria, Va. — The National Association of State Boards of Education is pleased to […]

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For Immediate Release: October 3, 2017 Contact: Michael Spaeth, michael.spaeth@nasbe.org, 703-684-4002 State Boards Can Help School Counselors Focus on Postsecondary Transitions Alexandria, VA — For students whose families and friends do not have college-going experience to share, applying to college can be challenging. School counselors can fill the gap, but in many schools—especially those serving […]

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For Immediate Release: September 18, 2017 Contact: Renee Rybak Lang, renee.lang@nasbe.org 703-740-4841 New State Education Standard Focuses on How States Will Build on Their ESSA Plans and Keep Equity Central Alexandria, VA – Today, 34 states are submitting their plans for implementing the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) to the U.S. Department of Education, as […]

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