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 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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Arlington, VA — State education leaders from Illinois and Maine are the recipients of the 2011 Distinguished Service Award by the National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE). The national award is given annually to state board of education members in recognition of outstanding service to public education. “Through their continued diligence and devotion to […]

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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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