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College, Career, and Civic Readiness

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The Standard - Column

From the President’s Pen: Are You Ready?

When schools reopen, how ready will the education enterprise be to receive, support, encourage, and serve students?

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Power of the Question

Five Questions State Boards Should Ask about Civics Education Reform

Civics education has seen short shrift in recent years. State boards can do more to ensure that K-12 students are prepared to be thoughtful, engaged citizens.

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The Standard

Getting Students Career Ready

Every student needs academic and technical skills to prepare them for life and every student needs to plant their feet on a career pathway during their K-12 journey.

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Power of the Question

Five Questions State Boards Should Ask to Advance College and Career Readiness

State boards can leverage dual enrollment opportunities, rigorous coursework, new graduation pathways, course alignment with high-opportunity careers, skill building for the jobs of the future, and tracking of student attainment after graduation to expand college and career readiness.

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The Standard - Article

Racial Justice through Expanded Choice

Decoupling where students receive education from where they live is key to undoing the system's racist roots.

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The Standard - Article

Engaging Students through Ethnic Studies

California, Connecticut, and Texas broaden their elective offerings.

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The Standard - Article

District of Columbia Embeds Antiracist Lens in Update of Social Studies Standards

State board tees up a revision process and standards characterized by civic engagement and cultural responsiveness.

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The Standard - Article

Equity and English Learners Post-Pandemic

State leaders should ramp up supports for EL students and their families.

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The Standard - Article

Supporting Youth with the Most Need

For many, the pandemic has been just one of a host of barriers to a high-quality education.

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State Innovations

Michigan Adds Certificate for Birth to Kindergarten Teachers

A detail of how the Michigan State Board of Education, working closely with the state education agency, is expanding opportunities to improve early educators’ preparation.

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Press Release

Michigan’s Birth to Kindergarten Certificate Professionalizes Early Learning Workforce

A new NASBE analysis details how the Michigan State Board of Education, working closely with the state education agency, is expanding opportunities to improve early educators’ preparation.

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Early Childhood Education Summit

Join us as national experts discuss the challenges facing ECE and the strategies and resources states can tap to meet them. Participants will learn from other state board colleagues about barriers to effective ECE policymaking and potential solutions.

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Press Release

Analysis Highlights State Assessment Strategies for Gauging Student Outcomes and Opportunities in Challenging Year

A new NASBE Policy Update explores the strategies states employed to administer assessments in the 2020-21 school year.

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