The only organization dedicated solely to helping state boards advance equity and excellence in public education.

Removing Barriers to LGBTQ Student Safety and Achievement

Comprehensive protections from bullying and harassment help everyone.

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Five Questions State Boards Should Ask about Accelerated Learning

As states leverage American Rescue Plan funding to safely reopen schools and expand opportunities for summer learning, accelerating learning has risen to the top of their priorities. Here are five questions state boards of education can ask.

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Reimagining School

Bolstered by American Rescue Plan funds and lessons learned during pandemic-induced school closures, state policymakers have an opportunity to reexamine and reform their education systems.

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The NASBE State Policy Database on School Health aligns state statutory and regulatory language on student health to the components of the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC) model.

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The number of states that are taking steps to create policies to support next-generation, competency-based learning models.
The National Association of State Boards of Education develops, supports, and empowers citizen leaders on state boards of education to strengthen public education systems so students of all backgrounds and circumstances are prepared to succeed in school, work, and life.

Policy Areas


College, Career, and Civic Readiness

State boards should exercise their authority to ensure that the education system at every level supports the success of all students in postsecondary education, careers, and civic life.




Education Governance

State boards should function as the citizens’ voice in education and the stable center of education policymaking, leading efforts to achieve the state vision for equity and excellence through effective, meaningful collaboration with other state policymakers and stakeholders.




Safe and Healthy Schools

Student health is strongly associated with student achievement and school engagement, and students who feel safe at school also feel free to learn.




Teachers and Leaders

State boards should exercise their authorities for preparing, certifying, and supporting educators, recognizing that, of all school-based factors, teachers have the most impact on student achievement and school leaders have the second greatest impact.