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Opportunities and Challenges for State Preschool Expansion

Authors in the latest issue of the State Education Standard “Preschool for All” detail how states have expanded access to quality early education, the research that supports these efforts, and the growing pains these initiatives are likely to experience. National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER) researchers Steven Barnett and Allison Friedman-Krauss lead the issue […]

Flexible Educator Supports and Pathways to Address the Teacher Shortage

States face the twin challenges of addressing widespread educator shortages while ensuring that all students have access to a highly qualified and diverse educators. Addressing these challenges requires new and innovative ways to support educators through their professional journey. Join NASBE on Thursday, May 30, at 3 pm ET, for a conversation with ETS’s Lisa […]

State Strategies for Sustaining Pandemic Recovery Efforts Beyond ESSER

As the final obligation deadline for the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund (ESSER) approaches, states and school districts face a looming “fiscal cliff” that will impact the sustainability of important pandemic recovery efforts. Join NASBE, CCSSO, and Edunomics Lab on Thursday, April 11, 2024 at 3:00 pm ET, for a webinar discussion about […]

States’ Role in Developing Effective Principals

Great principals don’t grow on trees; they require high-quality development and ongoing support to thrive. Research from the Learning Policy Institute for The Wallace Foundation shows high-quality pre-service principal preparation programs share common elements. California State Board President and researcher Linda Darling-Hammond joined NASBE to present research on principal development and high-quality principal preparation programs […]

Chronic Absence Data Review and Strategies for Student Reengagement

New data for the 2022–23 school year show that the sharp jump in students’ chronic absence in 2021–22 was no anomaly: Rates decreased only slightly during the last school year. In a webinar on Tuesday, December 5, from 2:30-4:00 pm ET, Attendance Works’ Hedy Chang and the Grad Partnership’s Robert Balfanz team up to explore […]

Ensuring Testing Practices Are Accessible and Fair

No assessment issue is more important than ensuring fairness for all examinees, especially students who have been traditionally underserved or need additional support. What does it mean for a test to be fair? This session focuses on the questions board members should ask and the evidence that should be reviewed to promote fairness in testing […]