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: February 12, 2015 Contact: Renée Rybak Lang, 703.740.4841, renee.lang@nasbe.org NASBE Statement on Congressional Hearing on Student Data Privacy and Technology Alexandria, Va. – National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) Executive Director Kristen Amundson issued the following statement regarding testimony given at a House Education Subcommittee hearing on student data privacy […]

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For Immediate Release: February 11, 2015 Contact: Renée Rybak Lang, 703.740.4841, renee.lang@nasbe.org   NASBE Favors Legislation to Update the Education Technology State Grants Program Alexandria, VA – National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) Executive Director Kristen Amundson today praised a move by Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) to update the Education Technology State Grants […]

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For Immediate Release: February 9, 2015 Contact: Renee Rybak Lang, renee.lang@nasbe.org, 703-740-4841 Iowa’s Brooke Axiotis Elected to NASBE Board of Directors Alexandria, VA — Brooke Axiotis, a member of the Iowa State Board of Education, was appointed in January to NASBE’s board of directors as a new state board member representative. Axiotis, who joined the Iowa State […]

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For Immediate Release: January 29, 2015 Contact: Renee Rybak Lang, renee.lang@nasbe.org, 703-740-4841 Nebraska State Board Member Molly O’Holleran Chairs NASBE Government Affairs Committee Alexandria, VA – The National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) is pleased to announce that Nebraska State Board of Education member Molly O’Holleran has been appointed chairperson of its Government Affairs Committee. […]

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For Immediate Release: January 28, 2015 Contact: Renee Rybak Lang, renee.lang@nasbe.org, 703-740-4841 Arkansas State Board Member Mireya Reith to Chair Task Force on Career Education Alexandria, VA – The National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) is pleased to announce that Mireya Reith, a member of the Arkansas State Board of Education, has been appointed to […]

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For Immediate Release: January 28, 2015 Contact: Renee Rybak Lang, renee.lang@nasbe.org, 703-740-4841 West Virginia State Board Member William White Named to National Task Force on School Leadership Alexandria, VA – The National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) is pleased to announce that William “Bill” White, a member of the West Virginia State Board of Education, […]

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For Immediate Release: January 12, 2015 Contact: Renee Rybak Lang renee.lang@nasbe.org 703-740-4841 NASBE Applauds Federal Efforts to Ensure Student Data Privacy and Encourage State Leadership Alexandria, Va. – National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) Executive Director Kristen Amundson issued the following statement on the student data privacy proposals President Obama announced today at […]

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For Immediate Release: January 12, 2015 Contact: Renee Rybak Lang, renee.lang@nasbe.org, 703.740.4841 Barbara McKenna bmckenna@stanford.edu, 650.725.8600 Linda Darling-Hammond and Ace Parsi address key considerations for state policymakers reviewing performance assessments in a NASBE-SCOPE white paper. Alexandria, Va. — As employers and postsecondary institutions increasingly demand students and workers equipped with high-level skills, many states are exploring […]

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For Immediate Release: January 8, 2015 Contact: Renée Rybak Lang, renee.lang@nasbe.org, 703-740-4841 New State Education Standard Explores Ways to Expand Access to Summer Learning Alexandria, VA – The National Association of State Boards of Education today released the new issue of its journal, The State Education Standard, themed “Summer Learning: Engaging All Students.” The issue focuses on how […]

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For Immediate Release Contact: Sharon Cannon, 703-740-4824 Arlington, VA—NASBE today announces a request for proposals for state stipends in four topic areas, plus the opportunity for a combined proposal that joins two or three of those topics: Common Core State Standards Next Generation Science Standards Deeper Learning School Leadership Connections (a combination of two or three of […]

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