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Also from NASBE

Also from NASBE

State Education Agency Data Sharing and FERPA

Even though regulations to permit increased student data sharing under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act were revised a decade ago, many state education leaders remain uncertain about the types of data sharing they can approve. This reports brings clarity.

October 2018

NASBE at 60: State Boards Reflect the History of Public Education in America

Read about the rich history of state boards and the organization that was created to serve and support them.

Educating Students in Rural America: Capitalizing on Strengths, Overcoming Barriers

In 2004, NASBE released a State Education Standard focused on the issues and challenges facing rural schools. Ten years later, NASBE facilitated a study group on rural education to discuss what has changed and what new challenges require the attention of state education policymakers. This report details the Rural Education Study Group’s recommendations for how state boards of […]

Successful Leaders for Successful Schools: Building and Maintaining a Quality Workforce

States’ systems to support leadership development have received relatively scant attention and resources. This report details the Leadership Study Group's recommendations for how states develop and keep effective leaders; provide examples of promising practices for rural schools; and share insights from partner organizations.

Bolstering the Second 'C' in College and Career Readiness

This report details the Career Readiness Study Group's recommendations for how state boards of education can begin to explore, expand, and enhance career readiness efforts in their states as part of the broader effort to ensure students are prepared for college, careers, and civic life.

A State of Engagement: NASBE Study Group on Student Engagement

“A State of Engagement” explores the behavioral, emotional, and cognitive dimensions of student engagement and the role peers, educators, school environments, parents and communities play in helping students become invested in their own learning. The report finds that an educational system that more meaningfully engages students will require state policymakers to act.

January 2015

Performance Assessments: How State Policy Can Advance Assessments for 21st Century Learning

Performance assessments help policymakers address thorny issues such as policy alignment, accountability, and equity while promoting students' meaningfully learning of high-level skills.

February 2014

How Schools Work, And How to Work with Schools

How Schools Work and How to Work with Schools demystifies public education for policymakers, government officials, community members, business leaders, and others interested in partnering with schools to improve the health, safety, and well-being of all students and ensure they are successful in their academic pursuits.


Right from the Start

The National Early Childhood Education Task Force provided this policy agenda in 1988 to promote the development of all young children.