**Watch this space for updates and details to our 2019 conference sessions.**
Keynote Address and Opening Panel: National Commission on Social, Emotional, and Academic Development
Explore practical policy recommendations from the National Commission that empower board members to seize this unique opportunity to support each and every student’s social, emotional, and academic development. This session will also preview new survey research from NASBE on messaging policy efforts around social and emotional learning to key stakeholders.
(Speakers: Dr. Tim Shriver; Deb Delisle, Alliance for Excellent Education; Pam Loeb, Edge Research; Robert Hull, NASBE, as moderator )
Wallace School Leadership Release Event
Join a live simulcast Wallace Foundation release event of a new, groundbreaking study by the RAND Corporation on the impact of principal pipelines on districts, principals and students.
(Speakers: Will Miller, Wallace Foundation; Susan Gates, RAND Corporation; Sonja Brookins Santelises, Baltimore City Schools; Jeff Eakins, Hillsborough County Public Schools; Monica Goldson, Prince George’s County Public Schools; J. Alvin Wilbanks, Gwinnett County Public Schools )
Amplifying Student Voice in State Board Policymaking
Come hear how students play an active role in state board policymaking. State board members will share lesson-learned to empower student board members and insights into the process for adding a dedicated seat at the table for student voice.
(Speakers: John Kelly, Mississippi State Board o f Education; Martha Harris, Maine State Board of Education; Tatiana Robinson, Student Member, D.C. State Board of Education; Sandy Boyd, Seek Common Ground)
State Board Levers to Support Great Teachers in Every Classroom
Gain insights from research and data on critical issues facing state boards of education to ensure every student has access to a great teacher.(Speakers: Kate Walsh, National Council on Teacher Quality, other speakers TBD)
Seizing the Opportunity to Align Perkins, Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) and the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)
Assistant Secretary Scott Stump will lead a conversation on rethinking career and technical education and explore state board levers to prepare students for a changing economy.
(Speakers: Scott Stump, U.S. Department of Education Assistant Secretary for Career, Technical, and Adult Education; Susan Therriault, American Institutes for Research; Rachel Wise, Nebraska State Board of Education and NASBE Chair; Byron Ernest, Indiana State Board of Education and NASBE Secretary/Treasurer)
Preparing High School Students for Tomorrow’s Economy
High schools can be the fulcrum for improving our elementary and middle schools and successful transitions to postsecondary education and work. Join a session on achieving your state’s vision for transforming high schools and preparing all students for the future of work.
Rural Access to High-Level Courses
Explore ways to increase access to high-level course work in rural schools, including recruiting and retaining teachers.
Insights into ESSA Implementation with Assistant Secretary Frank Brogan
Join Frank Brogan, Assistant Secretary, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education to hear insights into ESSA implementation and key priorities for the U.S. Department of Education.
Promoting Whole Child Health through Policymaking
Earlier this year, NASBE re-launched its popular State Policy Database on School Health, a library of all existing state statutory and regulatory language on student health aligned to the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC) model. Join us as we explore this improved online tool, as well as suite of resources, developed by Child Trends, to help state policymakers better understand the current landscape of school health policy and ways they can act to promoted whole child health.
(Speakers: Deborah Temkin, Child Trends)