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: March 27, 2020 Contact: Renee Lang, renee.lang@nasbe.org, 703-740-4841 NASBE President Comments on CARES Act Alexandria, VA – Upon President Donald Trump’s signing of the CARES Act this afternoon, NASBE President and CEO Robert Hull made the following statement: “On behalf of state boards of education everywhere NASBE thanks our congressional leaders and […]

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NASBE has made the difficult decision to cancel its upcoming Legislative Conference, March 22-24, 2020, in Washington, DC, with the full support of our executive committee. We share your concerns over the spread of COVID-19, so we canceled the conference out of an abundance of caution. We know that our members, colleagues, and friends look […]

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For Immediate Release: March 9, 2020 Contact: Renee Rybak Lang, renee.lang@nasbe.org, 703-740-4841 State Boards Can Be Lead Policy Actors in Preventing Youth Suicide Alexandria, VA – Between 2007 and 2017, the suicide rate among young people ages 10-24 rose by 56 percent, making it the second leading cause of death in the United States for […]

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For Immediate Release: February 4, 2020 Contact: Renee Lang, renee.lang@nasbe.org, 703-740-4841 Kansas State Board of Education Leads the Way on Addressing Youth Vaping Crisis Alexandria, VA – Between 2011 and 2017, the number of U.S. high school students using electronic cigarettes rose from 220,000 to more than 3 million. Usage of vaping products among middle […]

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For Immediate Release: January 14, 2019 Contact: Renee Rybak Lang, renee.lang@nasbe.org, 703-740-4841 NASBE’s Standard Explores the Connections between Arts Education and Student Success Advocates have long fought for equity in arts learning, making the case for arts as core and not “special” curriculum. These cries were heard when the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) gave […]

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For Immediate Release: November 19, 2019 Contact: Renee Rybak Lang, renee.lang@nasbe.org, 703-740-4841 State Boards Can Lead on Setting Lead Remediation Policies for Schools Alexandria, VA – The 2015 lead crisis in Flint, Michigan, brought national attention to a hidden danger in many U.S. public schools. Elevated blood lead levels in children—even at very low levels—contribute […]

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For Immediate Release: November 7, 2019 Contact: Renee Rybak Lang, renee.lang@nasbe.org, 703-740-4841 Service Learning Can Help Schools Build Students’ Social, Emotional, and Academic Skills Alexandria, VA – Schools seeking to develop students’ social, emotional, and academic skills should consider service learning as one way to help students apply those skills, according to a new NASBE […]

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For Immediate Release: November 4, 2019 Contact: Renée Rybak Lang, renee.lang@nasbe.org, 703-740-4841 NASBE Membership Elects New Leaders to Its Board of Directors Brooke Axiotis of Iowa serves as chair of NASBE’s Board of Directors; Byron Ernest of Indiana chosen as chair-elect. Alexandria, Va. — The National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) is pleased […]

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For Immediate Release: November 1, 2019 Contact: Renee Rybak Lang, renee.lang@nasbe.org, 703-740-4841 NASBE President Makes Statement on 2019 NAEP Results Alexandria, VA – Robert Hull, president and CEO of the National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) issued the following statement on the release of the 2019 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) reading […]

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For Immediate Release: September 19, 2019 Contact: Renee Rybak Lang, renee.lang@nasbe.org, 703-740-4841 Four Middle School Teachers Named Civic Engagement Champions Alexandria, VA — Four middle school teachers have been named Civic Engagement Champions (CEC) for their work in promoting civics education and active citizenship. In partnership with the Frank Islam Institute for 21st Century Citizenship (FII), […]

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