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Attend the largest gathering of state board of education members in the nation, with ample opportunity for peer networking and conversation. Expert speakers cover a range of topics important to state boards.
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Engage with members of Congress, U.S. Department of Education senior officials, and other prominent national education community stakeholders on current federal legislative and regulatory activities.
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Learn what it takes to be a successful, productive member of a state board of education. This professional development opportunity is suitable for new state board members.
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NASBE develops, supports, and empowers citizen leaders on state boards of education to strengthen public education systems so students of all backgrounds and circumstances are prepared to succeed in school, work, and life.
The only organization dedicated solely to helping state boards advance equity and excellence in public education.
State policymakers should take the opportunity to reimagine their education systems.
How alternate assessments for students with disabilities and English learners can point us toward better systems for all.
These questions can help frame conversations on assessment approval and intersections with state accountability.
It is important to understand the history of state summative assessment in the United States.
By learning from the past, state boards can add depth and relevance to their assessment systems.
Time to steer systems toward better balance and coherence.
State leaders should stick with their assessments because they improve student learning and school performance.
There's a role to play for state board leaders to advance high quality early education and remote learning.
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.