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: June 6, 2016 Contact: Renee Rybak Lang, renee.lang@nasbe.org, 703-740-4841 State Policymakers Have New Opportunities to Advance Deeper Learning Under ESSA Alexandria, VA. – Problem solving, resilience, and self-reflection remain buzzwords in education. These skills and attributes—along with others that are often referred to as “deeper learning” skills—are key to students’ college, career, […]

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For Immediate Release: June 22, 2016 Contact: Renee Rybak Lang, renee.lang@nasbe.org, 703-740-4841 States Aim to Meet ESSA’s “Well-Rounded Education” Criteria through Computer Science Standards Alexandria, Va. – While educators and parents recognize computer science as a key skill for career readiness, only five states have adopted learning standards in this area. Tides are changing, however, […]

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For Immediate Release: June 15, 2016 Contact: Renee Rybak Lang, renee.lang@nasbe.org, 703-740-4841 State Strategies for Boosting Summer Meals Participation Alexandria, Va. – Children with limited or uncertain access to meals experience more health-related behavioral and academic challenges than their peers. US Secretaries of Agriculture and Education Tom Vilsack and John King spoke on this very […]

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For Immediate Release: June 9, 2016 Contact: Renee Lang, renee.lang@nasbe.org 703-740-4841 State Opportunities to Support Student Health under ESSA Alexandria, Va. – A growing body of research links student health and academic achievement. The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) recognizes this and calls on states to support student health and wellness and ensure safe, supportive […]

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For Immediate Release: June 7, 2016 Contact: Renee Rybak Lang, renee.lang@nasbe.org, 703-740-4841 Alexandria, Va. — Today the Senate Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Subcommittee considered legislation to establish fiscal 2017 funding levels for the U.S. Department of Education and other departments under its jurisdiction. NASBE Executive Director Kristen Amundson expressed support today for the subcommittee’s decision to increase […]

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For Immediate Release: June 2, 2016 Contact: Renee Rybak Lang, renee.lang@nasbe.org, 703-740-4841 NASBE Policy Update Urges States to Capitalize on ESSA Incentives to Align Academic and Career Programs  Alexandria, Va – Despite policymakers’ efforts to integrate and align core academics with career technical education, the two disciplines remain stubbornly separate in many states. A new […]

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For Immediate Release: May 26, 2016 Contact: Renee Rybak Lang, renee.lang@nasbe.org, 703-740-4841 NASBE Issues Statement on Proposed ESSA Accountability Regulations Washington, DC – Today, the U.S. Department of Education issued proposed regulations to implement the accountability, data reporting, and state plan provisions of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). At a roundtable discussion hosted by the […]

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For Immediate Release: May 26, 2016 Contact: Renée Rybak Lang, renee.lang@nasbe.org, 703-740-4841 NASBE Policy Update Highlights 2016 Trends in Data Privacy Legislation Alexandria, Va. – State legislatures in 2016 considered 185 bills on student privacy, many with significant new language and protections for students, according to a new NASBE Policy Update released today. Eighteen of […]

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For Immediate Release: May 17, 2016 Contact: Renee Rybak Lang, renee.lang@nasbe.org, 703-740-4841 NASBE Launches Online State Policy Database of College, Career, and Civic Readiness Regulations Governing Education Systems across the United States Alexandria, Va. – The National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) is pleased to announce the launch of its State Policy Database, […]

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For Immediate Release: May 10, 2016 Contact: Renee Rybak Lang, renee.lang@nasbe.org, 703-740-4841 NASBE’s State Education Standard Explores the Power of Data in Education Alexandria, VA – The National Association of State Boards of Education today released the newest issue of its journal, The State Education Standard, which looks at how states can leverage “the power […]

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