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.
Without urgent attention, the problem of unfinished learning will compound as students advance to later grades.
States can shift away from grade-level myopia to help students catch up.
Strong evidence points to equity and well-being benefits from well-designed programs.
State boards can lean into efforts to boost K-12 science literacy and beef up access to high-quality, inquiry-based education.
A framework proposed in California seeks to boost achievement by increasing the engagement of all students.
States should revamp how teachers are equipped to deliver effective instruction.
Experience with high-stakes accountability informs teacher's standards setting on the state board.
Equitable education means overcoming challenges in identification, staff training, and funding.