NASBE is the only organization dedicated solely to helping state boards advance equity and excellence in public education. We assist our members in shaping education policy in dozens of state contexts.
Designed for and with the input of state board members, NASBE’s concise, accessible publications explore challenges facing public schools and school systems, underlying research, opportunities for state education policymaking, and state policy innovations.
Attend the largest gathering of state board of education members in the nation, with ample opportunity for peer networking and conversation. Expert speakers cover a range of topics important to state boards.
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Engage with members of Congress, U.S. Department of Education senior officials, and other prominent national education community stakeholders on current federal legislative and regulatory activities.
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Learn what it takes to be a successful, productive member of a state board of education. This professional development opportunity is suitable for new state board members.
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Participate in online learning sessions on new research, emerging issues, and state best practices in education policymaking.
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NASBE develops, supports, and empowers citizen leaders on state boards of education to strengthen public education systems so students of all backgrounds and circumstances are prepared to succeed in school, work, and life.
The only organization dedicated solely to helping state boards advance equity and excellence in public education.
Supporting English Learners with Disabilities
State policy should confront the pervasive low expectations that the outcomes reveal.
State policies meaningfully affect recruitment and retention.
Build a system that supports each student rather than a mythical average one.
The data point up a need for services that extend beyond the school year.
State boards can watch policies for red flags that hold students back.
State leaders should ramp up supports for EL students and their families.
Progress is possible. Back to normal is not good enough.
It takes a whole community to lift up policies and practices that support equity and end those that don't.