State Innovations

State Innovations provide concise examples of the policymaking experiences of particular state boards of education. These reports serve as a source of new ideas for other states’ policymaking, contacts to enable cross-state networking on key issues, and benchmarking.

 

Preparing Diverse, Effective Teachers through Residencies and Induction

This State Innovation explores how many states are addressing by expanding teacher residency and induction programs. 

Preparing Diverse, Effective Teachers through Residencies and Induction

Focusing on Gaps in Access to Arts Education

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) calls on states to take advantage of new opportunities to combat uneven access to quality instruction in the visual and performing arts—a key component of a well-rounded education.

This NASBE State Innovations piece urges boards to use data collection and state accountability systems to identify and address gaps in access to arts education. 

 

 

 

 

Focusing on Gaps in Access to Arts Education

Improving STEM Learning through Collaboration

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) calls on states to take advantage of new opportunities to combat uneven access to quality instruction in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM)—a key component of a well-rounded education.

This NASBE State Innovations piece highlights how state boards are improving STEM learning through revised standards, special diplomas, and promotion of partnerships. 

 

 

 

Improving STEM Learning through Collaboration

Kansas Loops Stakeholders In on Conversation about K-12 Policy

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) requires state education agencies to file their state implementation plans in “timely and meaningful consultation with stakeholders.” A new NASBE case study, “Kansas Loops Stakeholders In on Conversation about K-12 Policy,” explains how Kansas is getting this right, with lessons for other states.

Kansas Loops Stakeholders In on Conversation about K-12 Policy

Preparing Computer Science Teachers in Maryland and Arkansas

This NASBE State Innovations highlights Maryland and Arkansas, two states that stand out as leaders among the 26 states that are creating pathways specifically for preparing computer science teachers.

Preparing Computer Science Teachers in Maryland and Arkansas

West Virginia’s Steady Course on Student Data Privacy

This NASBE State Innovation profiles the West Virginia Board of Education’s experience reviewing and adopting its data privacy policies and offers lessons for other states.

West Virginia’s Steady Course on Student Data Privacy

Common Themes, Individual Approaches: Six States’ Experiences with New Science Standards

Developing science standards can be a long and complex process, but many states have recognized theirs are due for a change. Last year, NASBE awarded stipends to state boards of education in Arkansas, Delaware, District of Columbia, Kentucky, New Jersey, and West Virginia to support Next Generation Science Standards implementation. “Common Themes, Individual Approaches: Six States’ Experiences with New Science Standards,” profiles the work of these six boards and identifies key steps toward successful implementation.

Common Themes, Individual Approaches: Six States’ Experiences with New Science Standards

Deeper Learning in New Hampshire

New Hampshire is one of several states making significant progress toward implementing policies that support deeper learning. “Deeper Learning in New Hampshire” explains the state’s policymaking approach.

Deeper Learning in New Hampshire

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