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Performance Assessments: How State Policy Can Advance Assessments for 21st Century Learning

This webinar is now on-demand! Watch the full event here. Policymakers, educators, parents, and students alike have long bemoaned the limitations of state multiple-choice assessments, recognizing that multiple choice bubble tests are at best insufficient and at worst counterproductive in supporting the learning demands of the 21st century. More states are therefore exploring performance assessments to better […]


Key Strategies for Effective Educational Leadership Policy

DATE: October 9, 2014 This joint policy webinar, “Key Strategies for Effective Educational Leadership Policy”, looks closely at ways to strengthen school leadership using various policy avenues. Policy Partners from CCSSO, NASBE, NCSL, and NGA shared school leadership topics that are currently relevant for each organization and named issues states will likely experience in the […]


Strengthening State Policy to Keep Schoolchildren Safe from Anaphylaxis

This webinar is now on-demand! Watch the full event here An increasing number of children in the United States suffer from food allergies. According to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the number of children with food allergies rose about 50 percent between 1997 and 2011. Nearly 6 million U.S. […]


Communicating About New Science Standards

This webinar is now available on demand! Watch the full event here Providing clear, accurate, targeted, and timely information has always been a challenge for state board members. With social media, blogs, and a 24-hour news cycle, communications today is even harder to manage. Adopting and implementing new science standards will make news, particularly if […]


Assessment Cut Scores and Their Relationship to Student Performance

DATE: October 27, 2014 TIME:  2:00 to 3:00 p.m. (EDT) HOST: NASBE COST: Free This webinar is now on-demand! Watch the full event here. Many states will implement new assessment systems this school year as part of either the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (Smarter Balanced) or the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Career (PARCC).  […]


Key Strategies for Effective Educational Leadership Policy

On Oct 9, 2014, NASBE co-hosted the joint policy webinar, “Key Strategies for Effective Educational Leadership Policy”, looked closely at ways to strengthen school leadership using various policy avenues. Policy Partners from CCSSO, NASBE, NCSL, and NGA shared school leadership topics that are currently relevant for each organization and named issues states will likely experience […]


Supporting School Nutrition: New Research and State Policy Action

The Healthy Hunger Free Kids Act (HHFKA) was passed in 2010, but it continues to heavily influence school nutrition environments as USDA promulgates the regulations. Join NASBE September 16, 2014, from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m., as we discuss what states and school districts can expect under the new HHFKA school breakfast and school fundraising guidelines that […]


The Challenges and Opportunities of Renewing Your State’s ESEA Waiver

This webinar is now on-demand! Watch the full event here. For many states across the country, the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) waiver process has been both rewarding and challenging. On the one hand, many states are thriving under the flexibility their waiver allows and have gone on to create new, innovative accountability systems and college- […]