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



According to NASBE bylaws, the association may take positions on education-related issues of concern at the state and national levels. The Public Education Positions Committee, with representation from each member state, reviews and develops these positions and the NASBE membership at large adopts them.

NASBE’s public education positions were last revised in 2019.



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Involving Teachers in State Education Governance

A growing number of states boards of education see the advantages of involving teachers in policymaking decisions. Many have created a place for a current teacher to serve on the board.
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States Make Plans for Reopening

In anticipation of the 2020–21 school year, states have been creating and updating guidance for district and school reopening plans. Several trends emerge.
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Remote Learning in Early Childhood

If online learning is not designed with early childhood in mind, many children will not be able to build a strong foundation for their education and will fail to establish the structure and routines that learning requires.

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