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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

The Role of Technology in Reimagining School

Pandemic or no, states ought to press for better technology for personalized learning and making staff and students safer.

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The Standard - Article

Transforming Learning through Competency-Based Education

States are adopting a range of policies to personalize student learning and move away from seat-time rules.

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The Standard - Column

The NASBE Interview: Russlynn Ali

Transforming high schools isn't just an education issue.

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The Standard - Article

Kansas Schools Build Resilience amid Redesign

Schools opt to change their approaches to learning and see gains in adaptability.

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The Standard - Article

Reshaping Assessment and Accountability in 2021 and Beyond

Data about system performance will continue to lie at the heart of school improvement.

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The Standard - Article

The Greenfield Path to School Improvement

State Policymakers can help clear away the rubble that impedes vibrant reform.

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The Standard - Article

Seize the Moment: Double Down on Authentic Learning

Project-based learning tied to students' communities and interests readily makes the leap across modes of instruction.

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Press Release

NASBE’s Standard Explores How States Can Reimagine Education Systems Post-Pandemic

The spring issue of NASBE’s State Education Standard offers state leaders several ways they can ensure education systems meet the needs of all students and help them succeed.

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The Standard - Column

State Board Voice: School Is No Longer Just a Place

We need to create space and flexibility for educators' creativity, curiosity, and innovation.

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