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: December 5, 2016 Contact: Renee Rybak Lang, renee.lang@nasbe.org, 703-740-4841 State Boards Can Boost Quality of Early Education Workforce through Policy Alexandria, VA – Although children’s earliest years are widely acknowledged as critical for achievement in school and in life, the bar for joining the US preschool workforce is low. One-third of preschool […]

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For Immediate Release: November 28, 2016 Contact: Renee Rybak Lang, renee.lang@nasbe.org, 703-740-4841 NASBE Issues Statement on Final ESSA Accountability Regulations Alexandria, VA – Kristen Amundson, president/CEO of the National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE), issued this statement on the final accountability regulations for the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) released today: “NASBE appreciates the […]

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For Immediate Release: November 17, 2016 Contact: Renee Rybak Lang, 703-740-4841 NASBE Post-Election Analysis: State Board Composition to Change Significantly in 2017 Alexandria, VA—A new NASBE policy update released today examines how the impact of the 2016 election—one generally acknowledged to be a “change” election— on state boards of education, some of whom are elected […]

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For Immediate Release: October 27, 2016 Contact: Renée Rybak Lang, renee.lang@nasbe.org, 703-740-4841   NASBE Membership Elects New Leaders to Its Board of Directors Jay Barth of Arkansas Will Serve as Chair of NASBE’s Board of Directors, John Kelly of Mississippi Becomes NASBE Chair in 2018 Alexandria, Va. — The National Association of State Boards of […]

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For Immediate Release: October 2o, 2016 Contact: Renee Rybak Lang, renee.lang@nasbe.org, 703-244-9954 States Need to Review School Surveillance Practices to Protect Privacy, Guard against Inequity Alexandria, VA — Despite introducing more than 400 bills on student data privacy since 2014, states have yet to address privacy protections for school surveillance or its inequitable effects. A […]

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For Immediate Release: October 13, 2016 Contact: Renee Rybak Lang, renee.lang@nasbe.org, 703.740.4841 “Kansans Can” Initiative a Model for Meaningful ESSA Stakeholder Engagement Alexandria, VA—The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) requires state education agencies to file their state implementation plans in “timely and meaningful consultation with stakeholders.” A new NASBE case study, “Kansas Loops Stakeholders In […]

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For Immediate Release: October 6, 2016 Contact: Renee Rybak Lang, renee.lang@nasbe.org, 703-740-4841   NASBE Report Provides Primer on Early Learning Opportunities in ESSA Companion piece charts 2016 state legislative trends in early childhood education  Alexandria, Va. – For the first time, the nation’s most important federal education law, the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), prominently […]

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For Immediate Release: September 20, 2016 Contact: Renee Rybak Lang, renee.lang@nasbe.org, 703-740-4841 Alexandria, VA — Kristen Amundson, executive director of NASBE, has issued this statement in response to a recent USA Today story about the organization’s relationship with Mylan Specialty. “NASBE serves as an unbiased source of information for its members, producing evidence-based, timely information […]

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For Immediate Release: September 16, 2016 Contact: Renee Rybak Lang, renee.lang@nasbe.org, 703-740-4841 NASBE Commends Senator Hatch and Senator Bennet on CTE Innovations Bill Alexandria, Va. – Kris Amundson, executive director of the National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE), issued the following statement expressing support for Senator Orrin Hatch and Senator Michael Bennet’s proposed career and technical education […]

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For Immediate Release: September 15, 2016 Contact: Renee Rybak Lang, renee.lang@nasbe.org, 703-740-4841 Maryland, Arkansas Seen as Leaders in Ensuring Access to Qualified Computer Science Teachers Alexandria, Va. – Successful implementation of computer science standards may hinge on one thing: teacher capacity. Without enough qualified teachers and the resources to support them, states will be hard […]

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