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Board Effectiveness

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Policy Update

Involving Teachers in State Education Governance

A growing number of states boards of education see the advantages of involving teachers in policymaking decisions. Many have created a place for a current teacher to serve on the board.

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Boardmanship Reviews

Defining and Defending State Board Authority

State board members should act early and often to articulate their board’s vital role in achieving excellence and equity for all students.

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The Standard - Column

From the President’s Pen: Evaluating the State Chief

Even more widely varied than how a state board is assembled is its scope of authority, with a few being solely advisory and others totally independent. All state boards have three primary levers: the powers of policy, convening, and questioning.

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Boardmanship Reviews

Working with the Governor

Governors and state boards can make real advances in education policy when they work together, with the governor articulating broad goals for education and the state board developing the policy infrastructure to support those goals.

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Announcement

Register for New Member Institute

Join us for one of NASBE’s most popular professional development events, the New Member Institute!

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Announcement

Register for Annual Conference 2020!

Join us for inspiring, thought-provoking sessions that will give both new and longtime members high-quality learning opportunities to equip them to lead for excellence and equity and will elevate the role of state boards of education in policymaking and effective leadership.

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The Standard - Column

From the President's Pen: Looking in the Mirror

The relentless pursuit of equity and excellence begins at the board table—not at the schoolhouse door.

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Press Release

At Least 14 State Boards Elevate Teachers’ Voices in State Education Policymaking

A growing number of state boards of education are involving teachers in policymaking decisions, says NASBE analysis.

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Policy Update

Involving Teachers in State Education Governance

A growing number of states boards of education see the advantages of involving teachers in policymaking decisions. Many have created a place for a current teacher to serve on the board.

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The Standard - Column

We the Media: Communicating in Times of Crisis

Effective, clear communications in uncertain times is critical—for parents, policymakers, and the public.

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Announcement

NASBE Members Discuss Reopening Plans

For the next several weeks, NASBE's members-only office hours sessions will cover coronavirus recovery and restart issues for states.

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Announcement

NASBE Holds Virtual "Office Hours" for Members

To help states navigate developing education issues from COVID-19 response, NASBE is hosting weekly Zoom office hour sessions.

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The Standard - Column

We the Media: Social Media Policy for State Boards

The World War II-era posters asserting that “Loose Lips Sink Ships” reminded the public that careless talk could undermine the war effort. Fast forward to today, with more people, including public officials, taking to social media to opine on any number of subjects, an apt advertisement might read, “Loose Tweets Sink Fleets.”

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