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: January 12, 2015 Contact: Renee Rybak Lang renee.lang@nasbe.org 703-740-4841 NASBE Applauds Federal Efforts to Ensure Student Data Privacy and Encourage State Leadership Alexandria, Va. – National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) Executive Director Kristen Amundson issued the following statement on the student data privacy proposals President Obama announced today at […]

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For Immediate Release: January 12, 2015 Contact: Renee Rybak Lang, renee.lang@nasbe.org, 703.740.4841 Barbara McKenna bmckenna@stanford.edu, 650.725.8600 Linda Darling-Hammond and Ace Parsi address key considerations for state policymakers reviewing performance assessments in a NASBE-SCOPE white paper. Alexandria, Va. — As employers and postsecondary institutions increasingly demand students and workers equipped with high-level skills, many states are exploring […]

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For Immediate Release: January 8, 2015 Contact: Renée Rybak Lang, renee.lang@nasbe.org, 703-740-4841 New State Education Standard Explores Ways to Expand Access to Summer Learning Alexandria, VA – The National Association of State Boards of Education today released the new issue of its journal, The State Education Standard, themed “Summer Learning: Engaging All Students.” The issue focuses on how […]

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For Immediate Release Contact: Sharon Cannon, 703-740-4824 Arlington, VA—NASBE today announces a request for proposals for state stipends in four topic areas, plus the opportunity for a combined proposal that joins two or three of those topics: Common Core State Standards Next Generation Science Standards Deeper Learning School Leadership Connections (a combination of two or three of […]

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For Immediate Release Contact: Sharon Cannon, (703) 740-4824, communications@nasbe.org NASBE Executive Director: Chairman Wheeler’s E-Rate Proposal a Critical Investment in Education Broadband Washington, DC—The National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) issued the following statement on the E-rate proposal outlined today by Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Tom Wheeler: “Achieving educational equity and excellence […]

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Arlington, VA —The number of U.S. children with food allergies rose about 50 percent between 1997 and 2011. Nearly 6 million children, or 8 percent, have allergies, and young children are most affected. Eighteen percent of these children have experienced an allergic reaction while at school, and these reactions are sometimes fatal. It is crucial […]

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October 23, 2014 Lord Selected to Lead National Association Arlington, VA — Mary Lord, vice president of the D.C. State Board of Education, was chosen to serve as president of the National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) in 2015 at its Annual Conference this month in Denver.  She has served as the association’s […]

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October 23, 2014 For Immediate Release: October 23, 2014 Contact: Sharon Cannon, (703) 740-4824, communications@nasbe.org McNiece Selected to Lead National Association Arlington, VA — James McNiece, a member of the Kansas State Board of Education and resident of Wichita, was chosen this month to be president-elect of the National Association of State Boards of Education […]

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For Immediate Release: October 24, 2014 Contact: Dr. Richard Zeile (DrZeile@Juno.com 313.802.1146) Sharon Cannon, (703) 740-4824, communications@nasbe.org   State Board Treasurer Zeile Elected to NASBE Board of Directors  At their annual meeting, held this month in Denver’s Westminster Westin Hotel, the National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) elected Dr. Richard Zeile to their […]

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October 23, 2014 For Immediate Release: October 23, 2014 Contact: Sharon Cannon, (703) 740-4824, communications@nasbe.org   Sidhu Elected to Board of National Association  Arlington, VA — Madhu Sidhu, a member of the Maryland State Board of Education since 2009, was elected as Southern Area Director of the National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) […]

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