The only organization dedicated solely to helping state boards advance equity and excellence in public education.


NASBE Position

President and CEO

NASBE is seeking a visionary leader with experience in mission-driven membership organizations, deep understanding of the processes that enable effective education policymaking, and knowledge of how state boards of education can work collaboratively at the intersection of state, federal, and local public policy.


Press Release

NASBE’s Standard Explores Challenges Facing Rural Schools

Rural schools are the heart of community life, but they face significant challenges that the pandemic has only magnified. The January 2021 issue of NASBE’s State Education Standard explores many of these factors: a lack of resources, cultural and virtual isolation, poverty and demographic trends, educator recruitment and retention, and risks to student health and […]


Press Release

Statement on Horrific Events at U.S. Capitol

NASBE condemns the actions of the riotous mob at the U.S. Capitol unequivocally, as we condemn all acts of terror and violence, as antithetical to what state boards of education value.


Partner Resource

Using State-level Policy Levers to Promote Principal Quality

The Wallace Foundation, a long-time NASBE partner, has released a new report by the RAND Corporation that looks at how seven states—California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, and Virginia—have used policy to try to improve the principalship.


State Innovations

State Boards Advance Equity Agendas in Challenging Times

State boards of education are uniquely placed to help eliminate the political divides that impede decisive action to end inequities in learning. Nebraska, New York, and North Carolina are three states pushing for meaningful change in their state systems.