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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NASBE Partners with Elevate to Improve Water Safety in Schools

The year-long project will uncover challenges of school testing programs for lead in water and identify best practices for policy guidance and lead remediation efforts.
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Developing State and District Parent Engagement Policies

Kentucky state board member and special education teacher Allison Slone urges state boards of education to seize the opportunity the pandemic created to strengthen policies to ensure that parents and caregivers can engage meaningfully in school decision making.

NASBE Redesigns Database of State Policies Covering 200 Topics Related to School Health

A companion Child Trends analysis of the updated data shows the number of states with policies on trauma-informed care training in schools has tripled since 2017.

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