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: August 29, 2019 Contact: Renee Rybak Lang, renee.lang@nasbe.org, 703-740-4841 Mississippi Senator Gray Tollison Honored as a NASBE Policy Leader of the Year Alexandria, Va.—The National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) is pleased to honor Gray Tollison, president pro tempore of the Mississippi State Senate, as a 2019 Policy Leader of […]

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For Immediate Release: August 28, 2019 Contact: Renée Rybak Lang, renee.lang@nasbe.org, 703-740-4841 Nebraska Loves Public Schools Is Named NASBE’s 2019 Friend of Education Alexandria, Va.—Nebraska Loves Public Schools is being honored as this year’s “Friend of Education” by the National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE). This national award is given annually to an […]

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For Immediate Release: August 27, 2019 Contact: Renee Rybak Lang, renee.lang@nasbe.org, 703-740-4841 State Board of Education Members Jay Barth, Molly O’Holleran, and Connie Fletcher Receive National Public Service Award Alexandria, Va.—The National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) is pleased to announce that state education leaders from Arkansas, Nebraska, and Washington are recipients of […]

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For Immediate Release: July 30, 2019 Contact: Renée Rybak Lang, renee.lang@nasbe.org, 703-740-4841 NASBE Launches Project to Aid States in Improving Adolescent Health Policies Alexandria, Va. – The National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE), in partnership with Child Trends and the National Coalition of STD Directors (NCSD), has launched the Leadership Exchange for Adolescent […]

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For Immediate Release: June 20, 2019 Contact: Renee Rybak Lang, renee.lang@nasbe.org 703-740-4841 Michigan Takes Bold Steps to Improve Early Learning by Narrowing Teacher Licensure Bands Alexandria, VA — Teaching young children requires deep knowledge of what preschoolers think, how they behave, and why. A new NASBE analysis explains how Michigan jettisoned its broad elementary teaching […]

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For Immediate Release: June 6, 2019 Contact: Renee Rybak Lang, renee.lang@nasbe.org, 703-740-4841 Utah Equips Teachers and Leaders to Deliver Digital Learning Alexandria, VA — A new analysis from NASBE details how the Utah State Board of Education helped school districts across the state ensure that teachers and leaders have the capacity and skills to deliver […]

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For Immediate release: May 16, 2019 Contact: Renee Rybak Lang, renee.lang@nasbe.org, 703-740-4841 New Issue of NASBE’s Standard Urges State Boards to Set Policy to Advance Literacy of All Learners Alexandria, VA – Debates over how best to teach children to read and write have been raging for decades and have been rekindled with a recent […]

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For Immediate Release: May 2, 2019 Contact: Renee Rybak Lang, renee.lang@nasbe.org, 703-740-4841 New Awards Program Will Honor Middle School Teachers Who Are ‘Civic Engagement Champions’ Alexandria, VA – The National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) is launching a new awards program called Civic Engagement Champions (CEC) to honor middle school teachers who promote […]

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For Immediate Release: April 25, 2019 Contact: Renee Rybak Lang, renee.lang@nasbe.org, 703-740-4841 State Boards of Education Are Key Drivers of Governors’ Education Initiatives in 2019 Alexandria, VA—According to a NASBE analysis of all 2019 “state of the state” addresses, nearly every governor is prioritizing education, with school funding, career and technical education, postsecondary funding and […]

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For Immediate Release: April 18, 2019 Contact: Renee Rybak Lang, renee.lang@nasbe.org, 703-740-4841 NASBE Survey Finds Support for Advancing Social, Emotional, and Academic Development in Schools Alexandria, VA – According to new survey research from the National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE), influential stakeholders view social and emotional learning (SEL) favorably and are primed […]

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