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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Steady Leadership for State Education after 2020 Elections

This NASBE analysis outlines outcomes from major state election races in 2020 and changes in 61 state board of education seats in 12 states and territories that were on the ballot.
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States Set Criteria for Resuming In-Person Learning

This policy update outlines ways in which states such as Arizona, Illinois, Kansas, Minnesota, Oregon, and Nebraska offer state guidance on reopening criteria.
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Five Questions State Boards Should Ask about Civics Education Reform

Civics education has seen short shrift in recent years. State boards can do more to ensure that K-12 students are prepared to be thoughtful, engaged citizens.

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