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  • Announcement

    Annual Conference 2021: Now On-Demand

    A very special thank you to all who participated in NASBE’s virtual annual conference! On-demand session recordings are now available for most sessions.

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  • Announcement

    2021-2022 Appointments to GAC and PEP

    NASBE member state board chairs, please make your appointments to the GAC and PEP committees. These committees are vital to the work of NASBE and require only minimal time from those involved—typically a Zoom call every month. GAC receives updates on federal education issues and weighs in on developments important to NASBE. PEP tees up […]

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  • Press Release

    NASBE Membership Elects New Leaders to Its Board of Directors

      Alexandria, Va. — The National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) is pleased to announce the election of five new members to its board of directors. Janet Cannon, a member of the Utah State Board of Education, became NASBE’s board chair at the close of the organization’s virtual Annual Conference and business meeting last […]

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  • Press Release

    NASBE Analysis Urges Policies that Empower Youth to Prevent Suicide

    States can prioritize policies that leverage peer-to-peer support to increase the impact of their overall youth suicide prevention strategies.

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  • NASBE in the News

    NASBE Report on Lead in Water Testing Cited in the Media

    NASBE’s recent report How States Are Handling Lead in School Drinking Water was featured in several news stories from EducationDive, District Administrator, The 74, and others.   From Education Dive’s story, “Report: Testing requirements for lead in school drinking water remain hit-or-miss nationwide,” November 3, 2021 – State leaders have long lacked federal requirements for […]

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  • Press Release

    New NASBE Report Details How States Are Handling Lead in School Drinking Water

    New research finds most states test for lead in drinking water, but efforts are inconsistent and face challenges.

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  • Press Release

    State Leaders Can Promote Student Success by Prioritizing Physical Education

    A new NASBE analysis details how state boards of education can support equitable access to physical activity and quality physical education through policymaking, convening, and community partnerships.

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  • Press Release

    Federal-State Policies Promote Stronger Action on Clean Drinking Water in Schools

    Alexandria, VA – Recent federal and state action shows bipartisan consensus on the need to do more to ensure clean drinking water in schools and communities, according to a new NASBE analysis. The report highlights ways state leaders can leverage the current policy climate and available federal funds to better support school districts in lead […]

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  • Press Release

    Paolo DeMaria Selected as NASBE’s Next President and CEO

    DeMaria most recently served as Ohio’s superintendent of public instruction and brings 30 years in state education policymaking, organizational leadership, and strategic planning to NASBE. He becomes NASBE’s president and CEO in January 2022.

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  • Press Release

    NASBE’s Fall Standard Focuses on Achieving Racial Justice in PreK-12 Education

    Alexandria, VA  – Even as battles are waged over how K-12 instruction presents race, culture, and history in classrooms across the United States, public schools remain an essential part of a commitment to a just society in which all students receive excel­lent instruction and equal opportunities to learn, have the supports they need to thrive, […]

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Empowering Youth to Prevent Suicide

This NASBE analysis highlights state action examples, identifies multipronged approaches to youth suicide prevention, and discusses federal funding opportunities available to states to support peer-to-peer programming.
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How States Are Handling Lead in School Drinking Water

This NASBE analysis details how statewide efforts to test for lead in school drinking water vary across the country.
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The Role of Schools in Racial Justice

Authors in this issue argue schools can progress toward educational equity only if, at every challenge, state leaders are willing to make decisions that put the needs of our most vulnerable students first.

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