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

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Equipping Teachers

Teacher recruitment, preparation, and retention tops the priorities among state board members for better information to guide policymaking.

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Investing Equitably in School Facilities

With newly available federal infrastructure funding, states can direct resources toward school facilities with the most need.

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Annual Conference 2022

This October 26-29, join us in Phoenix, Arizona for NASBE's Annual Conference, the only conference designed specifically for state board members. Register now!

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State Policy Database on School Health

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.

State Board Insight

NASBE's State Board Insight database tracks all topics considered by state boards of education each month.


From the States


Investing in Early Childhood Workforce Recovery

Analysis details how states, including Kentucky, New Jersey, North Carolina and others, are using COVID relief funds to help the early childhood workforce recover from the pandemic.

States Build Support for Students Who Are Homeless

Several states are leveraging $800 million under the American Rescue Plan’s Homeless Children and Youth Program to better address the short- and long-term needs of students experiencing homelessness.

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400
The number of students now serving as members of state boards of education or state advisory councils in 33 states.
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.