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: August 6, 2015 Contact: Renee Rybak Lang, renee.lang@nasbe.org, 703-740-4841 Alexandria, VA. – Last week, education leaders from across the United States gathered at the White House to discuss the troubling state of discipline practices in public schools. New data from the Civil Rights Data Collection (CRDC) estimates that over 3 million students […]

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For Immediate Release: July 23, 2015 Contact: Renée Rybak Lang, renee.lang@nasbe.org, 703-740-4841 NASBE Policy Update: State Boards Can Bring Clarity to Opt Out Controversy Alexandria, Va. — As parents increasingly ask to opt their children out of standardized tests, state boards of education are sometimes unsure whether and how to respond. A new NASBE Policy […]

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For Immediate Release: July 16, 2015 Contact: Renée Rybak Lang, 703.740.4841, reneerl@nasbe.org   NASBE Supports Passage of Bipartisan Every Child Achieves Act, Urges Congress to Swiftly Convene Conference Committee Alexandria, Va. – The National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) is pleased to learn that after several days of debate, the U.S. Senate today passed its Elementary and […]

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For Immediate Release: July 14, 2015 Contact: Renée Rybak Lang, 703.740.4841, reneerl@nasbe.org Maryland State Superintendent Lillian Lowery Honored as NASBE Policy Leader of the Year Alexandria, Va. – The National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) is pleased to honor Dr. Lillian M. Lowery, Maryland’s state superintendent of schools, as the 2015 Policy Leader of Year. The honor is given annually to a […]

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For Immediate Release: July 13, 2015 Contact: Renée Rybak Lang, 703.740.4841, reneerl@nasbe.org NASBE Honors Grand Rapids Mayor George Heartwell as ‘Friend of Education’ Alexandria, Va. — The National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) will honor Mayor George Heartwell of Grand Rapids, Michigan, with its annual Friend of Education Award that recognizes individuals who have made enduring contributions […]

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For Immediate Release: July 10, 2015 Contact: Renée Rybak Lang, 703.740.4841, reneerl@nasbe.org Former Ohio Board Member Robin C. “Rob” Hovis Honored for Unwavering Commitment to Education Alexandria, Va. – Former National Association of State Boards of Education Secretary-Treasurer and member of the State Board of Education of Ohio Robin C. “Rob” Hovis will receive NASBE’s […]

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For Immediate Release: July 9, 2015 Contact: Renée Rybak Lang, 703.740.4841, reneerl@nasbe.org Board of Education Members Brenda Gullett, Eileen Lappin Weiser, and Gayle Manchin Receive National Public Service Awards Alexandria, Va. — The National Association for State Boards of Education is pleased to announce that state education leaders from Arkansas, Michigan, and West Virginia have […]

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For Immediate Release: July 6, 2015 Contact: Renee Rybak Lang, 703-740-4841, renee.lang@nasbe.org NASBE Report Compares Six States’ Strategies to Adopt New Science Standards Developing science standards can be a long and complex process, but many states have recognized theirs are due for a change. Since 2013, 13 states and the District of Columbia have adopted the […]

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For Immediate Release: June 23, 2015 Contact: Sharon Cannon, Sharon.Cannon@nasbe.org, 703-740-4824 NASBE Joins National Education Groups to Call for Senate Consideration of Elementary and Secondary Education Act Alexandria, VA – Today, the National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) joined 10 national education groups representing educators, principals, school boards, superintendents, chief state school officers, […]

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For Immediate Release: June 11, 2015 Contact: Renée Rybak Lang, renee.lang@nasbe.org, 703-740-4841 NASBE Policy Update Tracks Trends in State Legislative Action on Student Data Privacy Alexandria, Va. – A surge in state legislation on student data privacy this year has continued to empower state boards of education with authority over student privacy. So far this […]

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