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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the NASBE Annual Conference will be delivered in a virtual format for 2020. The Board of Directors and the Conference Planning Committee will determine format, exact date and timing, and content soon. The committee will also be examining how to incorporate new member sessions in light of the cancellation of the New Member Institute in June. It is our intention to return to an in-person Annual Conference in October 2021 in Phoenix, Arizona.




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Next-Generation Assessment

Bowing to the realities of the pandemic, states halted annual summative testing this spring, with a federal blessing. Yet with the U.S. Department of Education signaling that they will not waive the required tests for the current school year, there is no better time for state policy leaders to reexamine their assessment systems to address long-standing challenges, say authors in the new issue of NASBE’s State Education Standard.

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Join us for inspiring, thought-provoking sessions that will give both new and longtime members high-quality learning opportunities to equip them to lead for excellence and equity and will elevate the role of state boards of education in policymaking and effective leadership.
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