Government Affairs

NASBE’s intent is to provide timely and accurate education-related information, news, and events as information becomes available from Capitol Hill in Washington, DC and the U.S. Department of Education.

2014 NASBE Public Education Positions

Conference Materials

NASBE provides various materials, including workbooks, presentations, and videos, that were distributed at past Legislative Conferences.

Conference Materials

Federal Updates

NASBE’s Federal Updates are designed to help state board members understand, influence, and plan for federal education policies. In its efforts to influence national education policymaking, NASBE works to ensure that it represents the views of its members to the executive and legislative branches of the federal government, as well as to associations representing governors and state legislators, school administrators, principals, local school boards, teachers and parents.

Federal Updates

About Government Affairs

The National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) represents state and territorial boards of education, state board attorneys, and state board executive secretaries. State boards of education can be found in 48 states, the District of Columbia, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, and Puerto Rico (see below for governance models). NASBE’s principle objectives include: strengthening state leadership in education policy; promoting excellence in the education of all students; advocation equality of access to educational opportunity; and ensuring continued citizen support for public education.

This site contains several sections and provides valuable information to NASBE’s membership:

  • Bill Watch - contains proposed and enacted federal legislation;
  • Congressional Hearings - contains summaries of past Congressional hearings;
  • Congressional Information - contains information about each cmte and subcmte;
  • Federal Updates - contains timely and accurate information about what is going on in Washington, DC;
  • NASBE Activities - contains summaries of NASBE briefings on the hill, participation in education community forums;
  • U.S. Department of Education Activities - contains information about budget proposals and funding;
  • Advocacy Works - contains information about to effectively communicate with Congress and the media.

The Governmental Affairs site is a ‘Members Only’ resource. NASBE maintains this site and provides information as a high-quality, value-added benefit to its members. Please contact NASBE if you have any comments and/or questions.

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