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What Does President Trump’s Budget Mean for States?

*NASBE MEMBER-ONLY EVENT* President Trump’s FY 2018 budget proposal includes substantial changes to funding levels for education programs, such as greater investment in school choice and cuts to career and technical education, teacher training, and more. Regardless of whether the budget proposal ultimately passes both houses of Congress, it will likely play a big role […]

Exploring State Policies That Support Effective Professional Learning

This webinar is now on-demand! Watch the full event here. Despite potential budget cuts to Title II, Part A of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), states should continue their efforts to develop and enhance systems that support effective teaching and professional learning. ESSA defines professional learning as sustained, intensive, job-embedded, collaborative, classroom-focused, and data-driven, but only […]

Deeper Learning Stipend Bidders’ Webinar (for State Board Members)

State board members are invited to join us on May 18, 2017, from 3:00 to 4:00 pm (EDT) for a bidders’ webinar on NASBE’s request for proposals for state stipends in deeper learning. The purpose of the stipend award is to support states in their work to identify, develop and align policies for a comprehensive […]

Reviewing State ESSA Plans: Inside Board Decisions

While 12 states and the District of Columbia have submitted their ESSA accountability plans to the U.S. Department of Education, the majority of states are waiting until September to submit theirs. But first, many state boards of education will be weighing in on their state’s plan. Join us on May 9 from 3:00 to 4:00 […]

Trending on State Board Agendas: A Look Inside State Board Insight

This webinar is now on-demand! Watch the full event here. In March, NASBE released its anticipated State Board Insight database, a platform for tracking trending topics state boards consider each month. With timely analysis, detailed data, and spotlights on state strategies, State Board Insight is a resource for board members, researchers, journalists, and educators. Join us for […]

ESSA Reporting: How to Present Data Clearly, Accessibly

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) requires states to annually report on education indicators at the state, district, and school levels, including data they use in their accountability systems. Presenting data clearly and accessibly to parents, teachers, policymakers, and other community leaders is essential for states committed to ensuring equity throughout ESSA implementation. Last summer, […]

NASBE Member-only Briefing: An Early Look at Education Week’s Quality Counts 2016

On January 7, Education Week will release its new report, Quality Counts 2016: Called to Account – New Directions for School Accountability.  The 20th edition of the annual report focuses on educational accountability. The report examines how new state and federal strategies are transforming the assessment of school performance, and reshaping the consequences for poor […]

NASBE Member-only ESSA Briefing

What comes next now that ESEA has been reauthorized? NASBE recently hosted a special member-only briefing on the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). During this webinar, Reg Leichty and Amy Starzynski of Foresight Policy + Law and NASBE Executive Director Kristen Amundson will review key provisions of ESSA, including what responsibilities states will have under the new […]