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

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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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Six Questions State Boards Should Ask to Foster Effective Digital Learning

The COVID-19 pandemic has illuminated and exacerbated gaps implementing online learning effectively for all students. State boards can ask questions to better assess technology use in their states.

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