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States Can Support Novice Teachers through Strong Mentoring Policies

For Immediate Release: March 15, 2018 Contact: Michael Spaeth, michael.spaeth@nasbe.org, 703-684-4002 States Can Support Novice Teachers through Strong Mentoring Policies Alexandria, VA — Teachers face many challenges in the first years of their careers. Without support and guidance from experienced, highly qualified teacher mentors, the demands of the classroom can overwhelm novice teachers. It comes […]


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State Boards Can Be Key Players in Improving Early Childhood Education

For Immediate Release: January 24, 2018 Contact: Michael Spaeth, michael.spaeth@nasbe.org, 703-684-4002 State Boards Can Be Key Players in Improving Early Childhood Education Alexandria, VA — Recognizing the importance of early childhood education (ECE), federal and state governments have been investing billions of dollars to serve the nation’s youngest children. Yet many children still enter elementary […]


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NASBE’s Standard Explores 30 Years of Early Childhood Education Policymaking and Next Steps

For Immediate Release: January 10, 2018 Contact: Renee Rybak Lang, renee.lang@nasbe.org, 703-740-4841 NASBE’s Standard Explores 30 Years of Early Childhood Education Policymaking and Next Steps Alexandria, VA – The impact of early childhood education is undeniable. Recent studies indicate that programs for children under five can significantly decrease special education placement and grade retention, close […]


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Stepping Up for Early Childhood Education

The impact of early childhood education is undeniable. Yet access to high-quality early education across the country remains uneven, and many children still enter elementary school unprepared.


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NASBE President on No Child Left Behind Anniversary

For Immediate Release: January 8, 2018 Contact: Michael Spaeth, michael.spaeth@nasbe.org, 703-684-4002 NASBE President on No Child Left Behind Anniversary Alexandria, VA – NASBE President and CEO Kristen Amundson issued this statement on the No Child Left Behind Act’s sixteenth anniversary: Sixteen years ago, President George W. Bush signed the No Child Left Behind Act into law. That […]