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


State boards have an obligation to build relationships with education stakeholders and ensure their voices shape education policies. Successful engagement creates a sense of buy-in and shared ownership of the state’s vision and strategic plan for education. Board-approved policies have run into implementation roadblocks when factions of the community are not involved at the outset and learned about policies’ impacts only after the fact.


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