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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.