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.
Mind the Gaps
State boards should seize every opportunity to help schools strengthen bonds with families.
A critical lifeline now, school meals will continue to help level the playing field for future generations of students.
State boards can set the vision for sharing data to serve the interests of students, families, and schools.
The rural perspective needs to be brought to the state board. There are so many implications.
The relentless pursuit of equity and excellence begins at the board table—not at the schoolhouse door.
Education should be fun and collaborative. Instead, it produces anxiety and fails to encourage students to love learning.
In the face of the stress and anxiety caused by COVID-19, there have been countless examples of people coming together.
In the face of shifting, sometimes conflicting guidance, reopening schools is easier said than done. For communicating in uncertain times, my advice is this: Manage change with authority.