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Policy Update

Using Federal Funds to Remediate Lead

This NASBE analysis highlights ways state leaders can leverage the current policy climate and available federal funds to better support school districts in lead remediation so that all children have access to clean drinking water in schools.

Press Release

Paolo DeMaria Selected as NASBE’s Next President and CEO

DeMaria most recently served as Ohio’s superintendent of public instruction and brings 30 years in state education policymaking, organizational leadership, and strategic planning to NASBE. He becomes NASBE’s president and CEO in January 2022.

Press Release

NASBE’s Fall Standard Focuses on Achieving Racial Justice in PreK-12 Education

Alexandria, VA  – Even as battles are waged over how K-12 instruction presents race, culture, and history in classrooms across the United States, public schools remain an essential part of a commitment to a just society in which all students receive excel­lent instruction and equal opportunities to learn, have the supports they need to thrive, […]

Press Release

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is Named NASBE’s 2021 Friend of Education

Alexandria, VA – Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is being honored as the 2021 Friend of Education by the National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE). This national award is given annually to an individual or organization whose contributions to preK-12 education are significant and enduring. Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is the flagship program of […]

NASBE in the News

Biden Administration Pledges $85M to Support Student Mental Health

K-12 Dive writes about federal developments to support student mental health programs and cites NASBE’s April 2021 webinar “Supporting Student Mental Health during the Return to School,” featuring the work of California, Illinois, and Kentucky.   Among districts that have detailed plans for this, Chicago Public Schools has announced it will invest $24 million of its federal COVID-19 […]