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.
Understanding Who Is Missing and Why
State leaders can ensure that more school staff are equipped to help children deal with the effects of trauma.
When built around four key elements, academies deliver rigorous, relevant learning tied to students' career aspirations.
Families need better data on students' academic progress; students need meaningful learning experiences and better information on postsecondary options.
Connecticut's experience underscores the value of a positive, systemic approach to improving attendance.
High schools are creating student success teams that prioritize relationships and leverage actionable data to reconnect students to school.
Targeted interventions and savvy classroom practices, coupled with supportive state policy, can draw disengaged students back in.
State boards can take a lesson from schools that already dish up rigorous assignments in college- and career-ready courses alike and ensure more schools do it.
State leaders should retire the Carnegie unit and open the door for high school designs that ensure learning is engaging, relevant, experiential, and competency based.