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.

Arlington, Va. — The National Association of State Boards of Education named David Kysilko the organization’s first Chief Knowledge Officer. Kysilko has been NASBE’s Director of Publications for 20 years and is founder and editor of NASBE’s journal, The State Education Standard, as well as many other association publications. In his new role, Kysilko will […]

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Arlington, VA — Jim Kohlmoos, executive director of the National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE), will serve on the new Commission on Standards and Performance Reporting to help raise the bar for teacher preparation. The Commission was created by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), the new accrediting body formed through […]

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Healthy Learning Environments are Paramount in ‘Green Cleaning’ Issue of NASBE’s State Education Standard Arlington, VA — At a time when the number of students with asthma has reached new highs—and when states and districts are increasingly focused on the importance of maximum attendance—the emergence of new, greener products and processes for cleaning schools is […]

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Arlington, VA — A statement by Jim Kohlmoos, Executive Director of the National Association of State Boards of Education, on the release of President Obama’s FY’13 budget proposal: “It is always gratifying to see such great emphasis placed on public education in an Administration’s budget—especially now, when states are struggling to balance their own budgets. But […]

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Arlington, VA — A statement by Jim Kohlmoos, Executive Director of the National Association of State Boards of Education, on the announcement that Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Jersey, Oklahoma, and Tennessee were granted waivers from provisions of the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB): “States and state boards of education are at […]

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Arlington, VA — A statement by Jim Kohlmoos on the start of his career as Executive Director of the National Association of State Boards of Education: “I am excited about stepping into my new role as NASBE’s Executive Director, and grateful to my predecessor, Brenda Welburn, for the legacy of excellence she left behind. From that […]

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Arlington, Va. — The board of directors of the National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) is proud to announce Jim Kohlmoos as NASBE’s next executive director. Kohlmoos, presently the president and CEO of the Knowledge Alliance, will succeed the retiring Brenda Welburn Feb. 2, 2012. “I am honored to have been selected by the […]

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PRESIDENT-ELECT AND DIRECTORS SELECTED FOR NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF STATE BOARDS OF EDUCATION Arlington, VA — Patrick Guida, vice chairman of the Rhode Island Board of Regents of Elementary and Secondary Education, was voted president-elect of the National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE). Guida will begin his term of office as president-elect in January 2012 […]

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Arlington, Va. — Teachers have lately fallen under the national microscope far more than any other aspect of public schooling. The convergence of sluggish growth in student achievement, high turnover in the ranks of teachers, continuing achievement gaps, and state and federal actions that have zeroed in on the capacity of the current education system have […]

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Arlington, VA — A statement by Gayle Manchin, President of the National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE), on President Barack Obama’s 2012 State of the Union address: “We are pleased education was a significant piece of President Obama’s State of the Union address last night. It is important to keep the focus on education […]

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