The only organization dedicated solely to helping state boards advance equity and excellence in public education.

There is no profession with a greater impact on our collective future than teaching. It is at once a creative pursuit and an awesome responsibility. The relationship between teacher and student can be deep and profound. A teacher’s pride is in lives touched, nurtured, changed, and loved, as celebrated in films like Mr. Holland’s Opus, Goodbye, Mr. Chips, and Freedom Writers. Few of us nonteachers can claim such a legacy.

We all have teachers to thank for who we have become, so we owe it to them to respect their professionalism, commitment, intentions, and service. We should all commit ourselves to celebrating and honoring them.

From the President's Pen: Celebrate Teachers

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Engaging All Students

Authors explore the reasons why students increasingly feel uninspired and disengaged at school and outline steps state leaders can take to help schools and districts increase students’ engagement and connectedness.
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Beyond Testing for Lead in Drinking Water: Implications for Funding

While most states encourage or require schools to test for lead in drinking water, funding to sustain remediation lags—despite significant federal grants designed to boost those efforts.

Annual Conference 2023

Registration is now open for this year's Annual Conference, October 25-28, in sunny San Diego. Join us!

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