Education Issues


How do we know if students are learning and what they are learning. Topics include formative and summative assessments, validity and reliability.

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Curriculum & Instruction

What and how are students learning? Topics include content, thinking skills, issues surrounding subject areas, instructional strategies, learning styles and teacher-student interaction.

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Culture & Climate

In what kind of environment are our children learning? Topics include bullying and harassment, motivation and engagement, safety and security, inclusion, and building construction.

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Education Data Privacy and Security

How can state boards of education ensure the privacy and security of data while allowing for educational innovation? Topics include education data and technology, federal and state privacy laws, statewide longitudinal data systems (SLDS), teacher and student data privacy, state board of education authority over education data, and personalized learning.

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Education Governance

What are the ways in which education is managed? Topics include finance, governance and legal issues.

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What are the major issues surrounding individuals that educate students? Topics include school leadership, teachers and support staff such as counselors.

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Standards & Accountability

What are the large scale outcomes of the education system? Topics include economics, workplace and college success, democratic participation, and community awareness.

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Student Health

What are the health needs for students to learn at their best? Topics include nutrition, physical safety, physical activity, sexual health and healthy non-toxic environments.

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Interactive Classroom

Virtual professional learning for state board of education members.
Interactive Classroom


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New Resources

NASBE serves as a rich source of information for its members, producing original, timely information on education’s most pressing issues. The information includes education research and analysis, federal legislative updates, tips on effective policymaking, coverage of education reform efforts across the nation, and other vital resource documents.

Study Group Report: A State of Engagement: NASBE Study Group on Student Engagement. (March 2015)

Policy White Paper: Performance Assessments: How State Policy Can Advance Assessments for 21st Century Learning (January 2015)

State Education Governance: What's the makeup of state boards across the country? What do they have authority over? Learn more in this State-by-State Matrix. (January 2015)

The State Education Standard: “Summer Learning: Engaging All Students.” (January 2015)

Commentary: Changes in State Boards of Education after the November 2014 Elections (November 2014)

State Education Governance: How are state boards selected? Who selects state chiefs? This State-by-State Guide explains different state models. (July 2014)
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