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

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Involving Teachers in State Education Governance

A growing number of states boards of education see the advantages of involving teachers in policymaking decisions. Many have created a place for a current teacher to serve on the board.

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States Make Plans for Reopening

In anticipation of the 2020–21 school year, states have been creating and updating guidance for district and school reopening plans. Several trends emerge.

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Remote Learning in Early Childhood

If online learning is not designed with early childhood in mind, many children will not be able to build a strong foundation for their education and will fail to establish the structure and routines that learning requires.

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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.


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CORE Districts plumb the possibilities of using holistic measures to improve schools.

Kansas State Board Confronts Youth Vaping

The usage of vaping products among middle school students has increased at alarming rates. Federal and state policymakers are addressing this crisis, including in Kansas, where the state board of education acted quickly to engage stakeholders on curbing youth vaping.

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14
The number of states that require a current teacher to serve on the state board of education.
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.