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Press Release

NASBE Analysis Outlines Seven Questions State Boards Should Ask before State Plans for ESSA Are Submitted

For Immediate Release: March 20, 2017 Contact: Renee Rybak Lang, renee.lang@nasbe.org, 703-740-4841 NASBE Analysis Outlines Seven Questions State Boards Should Ask before State Plans for ESSA Are Submitted Alexandria, Va. — In April and September, states will file comprehensive plans for how they will spend federal funding under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). Although […]


Press Release

NASBE Issues Statement on Confirmation of U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos

For Immediate Release: February 7, 2017 Contact: Renee Rybak Lang, renee.lang@nasbe.org, 703-740-4841 Alexandria, VA — The U.S. Senate today voted to confirm Betsy DeVos as the U.S. Secretary of Education. National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) President/CEO Kristen Amundson issued the following statement: “NASBE has had a productive working relationship with every U.S. secretary of […]


Press Release

New State Education Standard Explores the Role State Boards of Education Play in Public Charter Schooling

For Immediate Release: January 10, 2016 Contact: Renée Rybak Lang, renee.lang@nasbe.org, 703-740-4841 NASBE’s State Education Standard Explores the Role State Boards of Education Play in Public Charter Schooling Alexandria, VA – As President-elect Donald Trump’s selection of school-choice advocate Betsy DeVos for education secretary is vetted on Capitol Hill, NASBE’s new issue of its journal, […]


The Standard

Charter Schools

State boards of education must think more systematically about how charter schools fit into their overall vision for education and offer guardrails for decision making.


Policy Update

Advancing the Early Learning Workforce through State Policies

This NASBE policy update examines the US preschool workforce skills gap and outlines ways state boards can strengthen policies to advance the early education workforce and ensure a high-quality education for preschool learners.


Policy Update

The Impact of the 2016 Elections on State Boards of Education

The election of 2016 is generally acknowledged to be a “change” election. Voters chose a new president and ended years of divided  government by giving control of the House, the Senate, and the White House to Republicans. Did the “change” message affect the selection of new members of state boards of education?