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



Those serving on NASBE member boards are dedicated citizen leaders, often serving in a volunteer capacity, and they hold their board service to be of utmost importance.

 

At a time when states are again asserting their authority for education policymaking, NASBE is a steady strategic partner helping state boards seize the moment boldly and with a focus on all students so that boards remain in the driver’s seat.

Map of NASBE regions

NASBE is only national organization bringing board members together to share solutions and ideas in a nonpartisan setting. NASBE members are organized into four regions: Northeast, Southern, Central, and Western.

Regardless of where they come from, NASBE members keep equity at the center of their work. They leverage their authority to make policy, convene stakeholders, and ask questions to advance excellence in equity in diverse state contexts. NASBE captures the innovative work of state boards by tracking and analyzing the agendas of their monthly meetings via its State Board Insight database. It dives deeper into the process and policy levers involved in tackling state challenges with its State Innovations publications.

 

 



Featured Items

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Reimagining School

Bolstered by American Rescue Plan funds and lessons learned during pandemic-induced school closures, state policymakers have an opportunity to reexamine and reform their education systems.
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State Boards Seek Increased Educator Diversity

This NASBE analysis highlights four states—Connecticut, Kentucky, Massachusetts, and North Carolina—that have taken significant steps to increase educator diversity.
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Developing State and District Parent Engagement Policies

Kentucky state board member and special education teacher Allison Slone urges state boards of education to seize the opportunity the pandemic created to strengthen policies to ensure that parents and caregivers can engage meaningfully in school decision making.

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