NASBE Holds Virtual “Office Hours” for Members
On behalf of the NASBE Board of Directors and staff, I want to thank you for all you’re doing to meet the needs of your state’s students during the COVID-19 crisis. While each state and territory faces unique challenges and needs, you are united in your steadfast commitment to doing the right things for kids under extraordinary circumstances. As we talk with many of you daily—and follow the actions of others through news media, social media, and your websites—we have been heartened and amazed at your bold, compassionate actions. Kudos for your leadership in these troubling times.
Like many of you, NASBE staff are working remotely as we do our part to flatten the curve in the coronavirus’s trajectory. But rest assured that the team is busy providing technical assistance to states, advocating for appropriate congressional action, working with our state partner organizations to coordinate efforts, and preparing resources to help you make the tough decisions that lie ahead.
To help states navigate developing education issues from COVID-19 response, NASBE is hosting weekly Zoom “office hour” sessions. During these sessions, we will update you on the latest pandemic-related guidance from the U.S. Department of Education and NASBE’s advocacy efforts on your behalf regarding the federal COVID-19 education response. Office hours is also an opportunity to ask questions and to let us know what further information would be useful to you.
In order to keep you abreast of current resources and actions regarding the myriad issues states are facing during this crisis, we have also created a curated repository of resources for your use. Access them here. You can also read about recent state board actions on assessment waivers and collaborative efforts to counter COVID-19 in our newest State Board Insight analysis.
Content in this repository is organized by topic: U.S. Department of Education Guidance and Resources, CDC and White House Materials, Federal Legislation and Supplemental Funding, Family and Child Resources, Partner Resources, and State Examples. This site will be updated regularly as new resources and guidance are developed. And as always, reach out to me or your NASBE regional liaisons at any time to let us know what you need to be effective leaders in your states.
We make a commitment to keep you updated on the latest developments at the federal level, informed about the work of your colleagues, and equipped with the latest resources as they are developed. Please visit the online site often and follow NASBE social media for updates.
Be well and stay in touch.
President and CEO