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



NASBE offers several resources to help member boards be more effective and to help individual members get up to speed quickly.

 

  • Boardsmanship Reviews offer practical ideas on how to become a better member of a state board of education.
  • Members who are new to their boards and those seeking to refresh their knowledge can refer to the New Member Handbook, a curated selection of NASBE governance resources.
  • How does education governance differ from state to state? NASBE regularly updates two resources that detail and track state education governance models.
  • State Board Insight. Data and trend analyses drawn from state boards’ monthly meeting agendas, materials, and minutes. 
  • School Health Policy Database. Aligns state statutory and regulatory language on student health to the components of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s framework for school health promotion, known as the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC) model.
  • For more than 60 years, NASBE has been the only national organization devoted solely to serving state boards of education. Our history is detailed in “NASBE at 60: State Boards Reflect the History of Public Education in America.”
  • The NASBE team is always available to help members with technical assistance questions. Find your regional liaison.

 

“NASBE provides a wealth of benefits that stretch from top-notch, unbiased policy research to professional development and a prominent voice in shaping national education policy. More crucially, it offers a forum where state education leaders from diverse regions and backgrounds can come together and not only learn from one another but create a common vision for public education and what’s best for children, regardless of whether they come.” —Mary Lord, past member of the DC State Board of Education


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