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: April 18, 2016 Contact: Renee Rybak Lang, renee.lang@nasbe.org, 703-740-4841 NASBE Statement on RAND Teacher Study: States Must Commit to Improving Teacher Supports Alexandria, Va. – Today the RAND Corporation released its anticipated survey of thousands of American teachers, shedding light on several key areas where states can help teachers engage in instruction that […]

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For Immediate Release: April 14, 2016 Contact: Renee Rybak Lang, renee.lang@nasbe.org, 703-740-4841 States Can Streamline Tests before ESSA Goes into Effect Alexandria, VA – Before the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) goes into full effect in fall 2017, state boards of education can take advantage of existing authority and funding offered under No Child Left […]

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For Immediate Release: April 5, 2016 Contact: Renee Rybak Lang, renee.lang@nasbe.org, 703-740-4841 State Boards Urged to Ask Nine Questions before Choosing State Assessment Washington, DC — Over the next 18 months, states will be making major decisions about their state assessment system. The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) gives states important flexibility in how and when […]

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For Immediate Release: April 4, 2016 Contact: Renee Rybak Lang, renee.lang@nasbe.org, 703-244-9954 NASBE Report Outlines Seven Lessons for Policymakers Mulling State Data Privacy Legislation Washington, DC – In the past three years, policymakers in almost every state have considered laws to ensure the safety of student data, and the US Congress is considering seven bills […]

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For Immediate Release: March 31, 2016 Contact: Renee Rybak Lang, renee.lang@nasbe.org, 703-740-4841 ESSA Provides Opportunity for States to Ensure Coherence across Education Policies Alexandria, VA – The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) gives state boards of education a new opportunity to evaluate, improve and align policies aimed at enhancing student learning and achievement. A new […]

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For Immediate Release: March 30, 2016 Contact: Renée Rybak Lang, 703.740.4841, renee.lang@nasbe.org NASBE Announces 2016 Stipend Grantees to Advance Policy Work in School Leadership, Deeper Learning, and Career Readiness Alexandria, Va. — The National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) has awarded $75,000 in stipends to six state and territorial boards of education Arkansas, Guam, Missouri, Virginia, Washington, and West […]

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For Immediate Release: March 7, 2016 Contact: Renee Rybak Lang, renee.lang@nasbe.org, 703-740-4841 Building School Discipline Reform through State and Local Action Alexandria, VA – Public schools across the country have witnessed suspensions, school-based arrests, and expulsions that disproportionately affect minority and special education students. A new NASBE policy update examines the causes of this unequal targeting […]

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For Immediate Release: February 18, 2016 Contact: Renee Rybak Lang, renee.lang@nasbe.org, 703-740-4841 Washington and Idaho Model Better Programs Preparing High School Graduates for Future Alexandria, VA – Almost every state has adopted rigorous standards to ensure students are prepared for college and careers, but few dedicate resources to ensure students learn about postsecondary options. A […]

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For Immediate Release: February 10, 2016 Contact: Renee Rybak Lang, renee.lang@nasbe.org, 703-740-4841 NASBE, NGA, and Other State and Local Education Groups Coalesce around ESSA Implementation Alexandria, VA – The National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) today joined 10 other national membership groups representing states, districts, school boards, and teachers in creating a State […]

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For Immediate Release:  February 2, 2016 Contact: Renee Rybak Lang, renee.lang@nasbe.org 703-740-4841 West Virginia’s Student Data Privacy Policy Is a Model for Other States Alexandria, VA – Nearly every state has passed or at least considered legislation to protect student data privacy. Among the 33 states with data privacy laws on the books, West Virginia […]

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