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.

Alexandria, VA —Bob Wise, president of the Alliance for Excellent Education and former governor of West Virginia, is being honored with the National Association of State Boards of Education’s (NASBE) Friend of Education Award. The national award is given annually to an individual or organization whose contributions to education are significant and enduring. “As governor, Bob […]

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Arlington, Va. — Gen. Colin Powell, U.S. Army (ret.) and Alma Powell, the founding and current chairs of the America’s Promise Alliance, respectively were named the Policy Leaders of the Year by the National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE). The honor is annually given to a national or state policymaker in recognition of their […]

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Arlington, VA— Brenda Welburn, executive director of the National Association of State Boards of Education, joined a panel of education leaders that this week called on Congress to pass a comprehensive Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) with strong commitments to early childhood (pre-K-3) education. The panel members announced their call to action at the […]

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NASBE WELCOMES FLEXIBILITY FOR STATES PURSUING COLLEGE- AND CAREER- READY AGENDA; CALLS FOR COMPREHENSIVE ESEA REAUTHORIZATION Arlington, VA — The National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) welcomed the Administration’s announcement it will waive key requirements of the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB), but also repeated its call for comprehensive reform through legislation […]

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NASBE and CDC Renew Joint Efforts to Enhance School Health and Education Policy Arlington, VA — The National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced they will continue their 25-year partnership in working toward effective health policy and education for American schools. The CDC awarded […]

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Clarification of NASBE Position on New Funding for Education Arlington, VA — Brenda Welburn, executive director of the National Association of State Boards of Education, issued the following in response to President Obama’s proposed American Jobs Act: “Recognizing that education is a vital component of the U.S. economy, NASBE believes any jobs proposal should include […]

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Arlington, VA — The National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) is teaming with the Association of Educational Publishers (AEP) and the Association of American Publishers (AAP) to support First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! campaign by creating voluntary standards for health-conscious examples across academic curricula in all instructional materials. Nearly one-third of all American children and […]

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The National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) has a 50 year history of supporting State Boards of Education. The organization has grown over the years to its current staff of 20 employees; however, its mission continues to focus on strengthening State Boards as the preeminent educational policymaking bodies for students and citizens. How Does […]

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U.S. Army and the National Association of State Boards of Education Team Up To Launch New Leadership Development and Academic Achievement Program Project PASS will Support Middle and High School Students Radcliff, KY – Hardin County Schools are pleased to join the United States Army and the National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) in the launch of […]

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Hardin County, KY – Schools hosted the National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) and the United States Army in the national launch of a new pilot program aimed at developing leadership and academic skills for middle school and high school students. The county joins five other school districts, including Christian County, KY; Miami-Dade, […]

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