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Press Release

NASBE President and CEO Kristen Amundson to Retire

For Immediate Release: June 14, 2018 Contact: Michael Spaeth, michael.spaeth@nasbe.org, 703-684-4002 NASBE President and CEO Kristen Amundson to Retire Alexandria, VA – After five years at the helm of the National Association of State Boards of Education, NASBE President and CEO Kristen Amundson has announced she will retire at the end of the year. NASBE’s […]


Press Release

NASBE President on Texas School Shooting

For Immediate Release: May 18, 2018 Contact: Michael Spaeth, michael.spaeth@nasbe.org, 703-684-4002 NASBE President on Texas School Shooting Alexandria, VA – NASBE President and CEO Kristen Amundson today made this statement on the horrific school shooting that occurred in Santa Fe, Texas: “Our hearts go out to those in Santa Fe, Texas. Keeping our children safe […]


Press Release

NASBE’s State Education Standard Explores School Turnaround Strategies

For Immediate Release: May 10, 2018 Contact: Michael Spaeth, michael.spaeth@nasbe.org, 703-684-4002  NASBE’s State Education Standard Explores School Turnaround Strategies Alexandria, VA – The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) offers state policymakers an opportunity to reset how they address low-performing schools. States can capitalize on the added flexibility under ESSA and approaches already adopted in many […]


The Standard

Fresh Start on School Improvement

Through the Every Student Succeeds Act, state policymakers can reset how they address low-performing schools and provide support by capitalizing on the added flexibility and approaches already adopted in many states and districts.


Staff

Megan Blanco

Megan Blanco’s policy work focuses on student health and well-being. She brings more than a decade of experience in education delivery, policy analysis, coalition building, and government relations to this work. Blanco served as a senior legislative assistant at the Corporation for National and Community Service under two presidential administrations before joining NASBE. In this […]


Staff

Joseph Hedger

Joseph (Joey) Hedger, associate editor, assists in the writing, editing, and production of NASBE’s reports and the State Education Standard. Previously, he was assistant editor at the American Correctional Association, where he edited its magazine, Corrections Today, and wrote on correctional programs and practices. Born and raised in Florida, Hedger moved to Virginia, after receiving […]


Press Release

States Can Refine Relicensure Policies and Teacher Preparation to Advance Deeper Learning

For Immediate Release: April 18, 2018 Contact: Michael Spaeth, michael.spaeth@nasbe.org, 703-684-4002 States Can Refine Relicensure Policies and Teacher Preparation to Advance Deeper Learning Alexandria, VA — An effective, well-prepared teacher workforce is central to students’ mastery of deeper learning skills such as critical thinking and teamwork. Two new NASBE policy updates help state boards of […]