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


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States Set Criteria for Resuming In-Person Learning

This policy update outlines ways in which states such as Arizona, Illinois, Kansas, Minnesota, Oregon, and Nebraska offer state guidance on reopening criteria.
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Next-Generation Assessment

The pandemic’s uncertain trajectory has raised new questions about state assessment and accountability systems. There is no better time for state policy leaders to reexamine their assessment systems to address long-standing challenges, say authors in the new issue of NASBE’s State Education Standard.

Four Test Questions for State Boards

These questions can help frame conversations on assessment approval and intersections with state accountability.

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