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

Board Effectiveness

i
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.

read more

i
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.”

read more

i
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.

read more

i
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.

read more

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.

read more
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.

read more
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.

read more
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.”

read more
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.

read more
Boardmanship Reviews

Learning to Lead for Equity

Many state boards of education put equity at the center of their missions. This piece highlights the work of our Leading for Equity and Excellence Program (LEEP) and how it has coached state boards to be equity leaders.

read more
event

Annual Conference 2020

Join us October 21-24, 2020 in Phoenix, Arizona for Annual Conference 2020! The Annual Conference is the largest gathering of state board of education members in the nation. Speakers will cover a wide range of topics important to state boards of education. Watch this space for updates about this year’s conference.

read more
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.

read more
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.

read more