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: January 8, 2018 Contact: Michael Spaeth, michael.spaeth@nasbe.org, 703-684-4002 NASBE President on No Child Left Behind Anniversary Alexandria, VA – NASBE President and CEO Kristen Amundson issued this statement on the No Child Left Behind Act’s sixteenth anniversary: Sixteen years ago, President George W. Bush signed the No Child Left Behind Act into law. That […]

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For Immediate Release: December 13, 2017 Contact: Renee Rybak Lang, renee.lang@nasbe.org, 703-740-4841 State Boards Have a Role to Play in Incubating School Improvement Networks Alexandria, VA — States, districts, and schools across the country are forming “networked improvement communities” to address problems of practice, make changes based on data, and make connections across schools. These […]

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For Immediate Release: December 4, 2017 Contact: Renee Rybak Lang, 703-244-9954, renee.lang@nasbe.org NASBE Statement on Federal Communications Commission Net Neutrality Regulations Alexandria, VA – Kris Amundson, president and CEO of the National Association of State Boards of Education, today expressed opposition to plans for eliminating the Federal Communications Commission’s Net Neutrality protections. Amundson said, “Our members […]

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For Immediate Release: November 15, 2017 Contact: Renée Rybak Lang, renee.lang@nasbe.org, 703-740-4841 NASBE Membership Elects New Leaders to Its Board of Directors John Kelly of Mississippi Serves as Chair of NASBE’s Board of Directors; Rachel Wise of Nebraska Chosen as Chair-elect. Alexandria, Va. — The National Association of State Boards of Education is pleased to […]

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For Immediate Release: October 3, 2017 Contact: Michael Spaeth, michael.spaeth@nasbe.org, 703-684-4002 State Boards Can Help School Counselors Focus on Postsecondary Transitions Alexandria, VA — For students whose families and friends do not have college-going experience to share, applying to college can be challenging. School counselors can fill the gap, but in many schools—especially those serving […]

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For Immediate Release: September 18, 2017 Contact: Renee Rybak Lang, renee.lang@nasbe.org 703-740-4841 New State Education Standard Focuses on How States Will Build on Their ESSA Plans and Keep Equity Central Alexandria, VA – Today, 34 states are submitting their plans for implementing the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) to the U.S. Department of Education, as […]

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For Immediate Release: September 15, 2017 Contact: Renee Rybak Lang, renee.lang@nasbe.org, 703-740-4841 Washington and District of Columbia State Boards of Education Awarded Deeper Learning Stipends   Alexandria, Va. – The National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) has awarded stipends to two state boards of education—the District of Columbia and Washington—to support these states […]

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For Immediate Release: September 7, 2017 Contact: Renée Rybak Lang, 703.740.4841, renee.lang@nasbe.org Iowa State Education Chief Ryan Wise Honored as NASBE Policy Leader of the Year Alexandria, Va. – The National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) is pleased to honor Dr. Ryan Wise, director of the Iowa Department of Education, as its 2017 […]

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For Immediate Release: August 30, 2017 Contact: Michael Spaeth, michael.spaeth@nasbe.org, 703-684-4002 Kansas-Based Company Security Benefit Named NASBE’s 2017 ‘Friend of Education’ Alexandria, Va.—The 125-year-old Kansas-based Security Benefit Life Insurance Company is being honored this year as the 2017 “Friend of Education” of the National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE). This national award is […]

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For Immediate Release: August 24, 2017 Contact: Michael Spaeth, michael.spaeth@nasbe.org, 703-684-4002 State Board of Education Members Brad Bryant, Mary Lord, and Wayne McDevitt 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 Georgia, the District of Columbia, and North Carolina […]

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