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: October 11, 2018 Contact: Renee Rybak Lang, renee.lang@nasbe.org, 703-740-4841 Residencies and Induction Are Key to a Diverse, Effective Workforce Alexandria, VA — State and district leaders should leverage policies for teacher residencies and induction to increase the diversity and effectiveness of their teaching workforce, as states like Hawaii and Louisiana are doing, […]

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For Immediate Release: September 19, 2018 Contact: Renee Rybak Lang, renee.lang@nasbe.org 703-740-4841 NASBE’s State Education Standard Gets to the Core of School Finance and Ways State Policymakers Can Lead Alexandria, VA – The new issue of NASBE’s journal, The State Education Standard, focuses on a topic that occupies more space on state board of education agendas […]

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For Immediate Release: September 4, 2018 Contact: Renée Rybak Lang, renee.lang@nasbe.org, 703-740-4841 Donna Johnson Honored for Unwavering Commitment to Education Alexandria, VA—The National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) is pleased to present its David Kysilko Award to Donna Johnson of the District of Columbia’s Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) for […]

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For Immediate Release: August 22, 2018 Contact: Renée Rybak Lang, renee.lang@nasbe.org, 703-740-4841 Educate Maine Named NASBE’s 2018 ‘Friend of Education’ Alexandria, VA—Educate Maine is being honored this year as the 2018 “Friend of Education” by the National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE). This national award is given annually to an individual or organization […]

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For Immediate Release: August 14, 2018 Contact: Renée Rybak Lang, renee.lang@nasbe.org, 703-740-4841 State Boards Engage in Cross-System Collaboration to Support the Early Childhood Workforce Alexandria, VA—Often touted as key to reducing overlap and inefficiency and increasing policy alignment, collaboration across agencies and organizations with varying jurisdictions and authority can be difficult. A new NASBE policy […]

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For Immediate Release: August 13, 2018 Contact: Michael Spaeth, michael.spaeth@nasbe.org, 703-684-4002 State Board of Education Members Jane Goff, Jim McNiece, and Patricia Timm Receive National Public Service Award Alexandria, VA—The National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) is pleased to announce that state education leaders from Colorado, Kansas, and Nebraska are recipients of NASBE’s […]

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For Immediate Release: August 1, 2018 Contact: Michael Spaeth, michael.spaeth@nasbe.org, 703-684-4002 Nebraska Commissioner of Education Matthew Blomstedt and Late State Superintendent Brian Whiston of Michigan Honored as NASBE Policy Leaders of the Year Alexandria, VA—The National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) honors Dr. Matthew Blomstedt, commissioner of the Nebraska Department of Education, and […]

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For Immediate Release: July 18, 2018 Contact: Michael Spaeth, michael.spaeth@nasbe.org, 703-684-4002 State Boards Can Increase Access to a High-Quality, Well-Rounded Education Alexandria, VA—The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) calls on states to take advantage of new opportunities to combat uneven access to quality instruction in the visual and performing arts; science, technology, engineering, and math […]

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For Immediate Release: June 14, 2018 Contact: Michael Spaeth, michael.spaeth@nasbe.org, 703-684-4002 NASBE President and CEO Kristen Amundson to Retire Alexandria, VA – After five years at the helm of the National Association of State Boards of Education, NASBE President and CEO Kristen Amundson has announced she will retire at the end of the year. NASBE’s […]

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For Immediate Release: May 18, 2018 Contact: Michael Spaeth, michael.spaeth@nasbe.org, 703-684-4002 NASBE President on Texas School Shooting Alexandria, VA – NASBE President and CEO Kristen Amundson today made this statement on the horrific school shooting that occurred in Santa Fe, Texas: “Our hearts go out to those in Santa Fe, Texas. Keeping our children safe […]

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