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

NASBE values transparency in its operations and funding sources. We thank the following foundations and corporations for supporting NASBE’s work in 2019-2020.


Programmatic Funders:

  • Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Carnegie Corporation of New York
  • Child Trends
  • Foundation for Child Development
  • Frank Islam Institute for 21st Century Citizenship
  • Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
  • Trust for Learning
  • The Wallace Foundation
  • Walton Family Foundation
  • William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
  • W.K. Kellogg Foundation


Principal Sponsors:

  • NWEA
  • No Kid Hungry by Share Our Strength


Major Sponsors:

  • College Board


Supporting Partners:

  • ETS


Conference Sponsors:

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska
  • Nebraska Association of School Boards
  • Nebraska Council of School Administrators
  • Nebraska State Education Association
  • Walton Family Foundation


Featured Items

Equity in Rural Education

Authors of the January 2021 issue of the State Education Standard discuss the issues faced by rural schools and how the pandemic has amplified many of those issues.
Image Credit: Flickr User Blink O'fanaye i

Statement on Horrific Events at U.S. Capitol

NASBE condemns the actions of the riotous mob at the U.S. Capitol unequivocally, as we condemn all acts of terror and violence, as antithetical to what state boards of education value.
Black Lives Matter Protest, Image Credit: iStock i

State Boards Advance Equity Agendas in Challenging Times

State boards of education are uniquely placed to help eliminate the political divides that impede decisive action to end inequities in learning. Nebraska, New York, and North Carolina are three states pushing for meaningful change in their state systems.

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