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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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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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Policy Update

State Boards Wrestle with Graduation Policy during Pandemic

States acted quickly to suspend end-of-year assessments and amend graduation requirements for high school seniors amid COVID-19. This policy update highlights trends in state guidance around graduation and grade advancement and how some are addressing inherent equity challenges.

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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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Press Release

NASBE Releases Reports on Policies to Support Quality Early Education and Remote Learning

There's a role to play for state board leaders to advance high quality early education and remote learning.

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Education Leaders Reports

Start Strong: Supporting Early Childhood Education through Policy

State boards of education can leverage their existing authority to ensure that all early learners have access to a quality education. This report is a product of a workgroup NASBE convened on early childhood education.

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Policy Update

Remote Learning in Early Childhood

If online learning is not designed with early childhood in mind, many children will not be able to build a strong foundation for their education and will fail to establish the structure and routines that learning requires.

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Designing Effective Remote Learning for Young Students

Join NASBE for a webinar on effective models for early childhood remote learning.

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Press Release

Six Questions to Foster Effective Digital Learning through Policy

State policymakers can play a role in ensuring that distance learning is accessible to all students and that teachers are equipped to leverage it to accelerate learning.

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Power of the Question

Six Questions State Boards Should Ask to Foster Effective Digital Learning

The COVID-19 pandemic has illuminated and exacerbated gaps implementing online learning effectively for all students. State boards can ask questions to better assess technology use in their states.

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Press Release

State Boards Have Role to Play in Supporting Child Care Providers during COVID-19

New analysis explains how state boards of education have a role to play in advocating for support of child care providers during this difficult time.

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Policy Update

Supporting Child Care Providers amid COVID-19

Early education and child care centers both large and small are facing financial hardship as a result of the COVID-19 emergency. State boards can play an important role in supporting them during this difficult time.

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Policy Update

Continued Learning during COVID-19

States are issuing guidance with an eye toward equity to help schools implement continuous learning for all students and adapt to a variety of needs and circumstances amidst widespread school closures from COVID-19.

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