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Board Effectiveness

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

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.

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Virtual Annual Conference 2020

Join us for a stimulating virtual conference experience. The inspiring, thought-provoking sessions at this year's conference 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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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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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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Also from NASBE

NASBE at 60: State Boards Reflect the History of Public Education in America

Read about the rich history of state boards and the organization that was created to serve and support them.

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Leading for Equity and Excellence Program

The Leading for Equity and Excellence Program (LEEP) is a professional development resource for state policymakers committed to advancing equity in education.

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Boardmanship Reviews

Working with the Media

Board members can work with the media to help communicate important decisions to stakeholders and build public trust.

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Boardmanship Reviews

Conflict of Interest

How state boards can avoid conflicts of interest and the appearance of such conflicts.

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