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



A nonpartisan, nonprofit organization, NASBE elevates state board members’ voices in national and state policymaking, facilitates the exchange of informed ideas, and supports members in advancing equity and excellence in public education for students of all races, genders, and circumstances.

 

NASBE’s mission is to develop, support, and empower 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.

Our Core Values and Strategy

Our mission, values, and theory of change reflect our steadfast commitment to empowering members with the services and tools they need to create the conditions for all students in their states to achieve excellence across multiple domains.

 

Defining Equity

Equity is at the center of our work and the work of state boards. Learn how we define equity, diversity, inclusion.

 

Our History

Read about the rich history of state boards and NASBE, the organization that was created to serve and support them.

 

Our Positions

NASBE may take positions on education-related issues of concern at the state and national levels. The Public Education Positions Committee reviews and develops these positions, and the NASBE membership at large adopts them.

 

Our Affiliates

NASBE recognizes two affiliate organizations, NCSBEE and NCOSEA, whose members do not vote for NASBE officers but are otherwise entitled to the full benefits of membership. 



Featured Items

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Using Federal Funds to Remediate Lead

This NASBE analysis highlights ways state leaders can leverage the current policy climate and available federal funds to better support school districts in lead remediation so that all children have access to clean drinking water in schools.
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The Role of Schools in Racial Justice

Authors in this issue argue schools can progress toward educational equity only if, at every challenge, state leaders are willing to make decisions that put the needs of our most vulnerable students first.

Paolo DeMaria Selected as NASBE’s Next President and CEO

DeMaria most recently served as Ohio’s superintendent of public instruction and brings 30 years in state education policymaking, organizational leadership, and strategic planning to NASBE. He becomes NASBE’s president and CEO in January 2022.

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