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.
Equity is at the center of our work and the work of state boards. Learn how we define equity, diversity, inclusion.
Read about the rich history of state boards and NASBE, the organization that was created to serve and support them.
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.
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.