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Community Engagement

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Boardmanship Reviews

Building Partnerships in the Education Community

Successful engagement creates a sense of buy-in and shared ownership of the state’s vision and strategic plan for education.

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The Standard - Article

The ESSA Arts Indicator in Illinois: A Study in the Art of Policymaking

Arts educators bring creativity and process expertise to their work on statewide accountability.

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State Innovations

Kansas Loops Stakeholders In on Conversation about K-12 Policy

Kansas made stakeholder engagement central to its ESSA plan and strategic planning, with lessons for other states.

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Policy Update

Involving Teachers in State Education Governance

A growing number of states boards of education see the advantages of involving teachers in policymaking decisions. Many have created a place for a current teacher to serve on the board.

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The Standard - Column

We the Media: Communicating in Anxiety-Laden Times

In the face of shifting, sometimes conflicting guidance, reopening schools is easier said than done. For communicating in uncertain times, my advice is this: Manage change with authority.

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Press Release

At Least 14 State Boards Elevate Teachers’ Voices in State Education Policymaking

A growing number of state boards of education are involving teachers in policymaking decisions, says NASBE analysis.

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Policy Update

Involving Teachers in State Education Governance

A growing number of states boards of education see the advantages of involving teachers in policymaking decisions. Many have created a place for a current teacher to serve on the board.

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Policy Update

States Make Plans for Reopening

In anticipation of the 2020–21 school year, states have been creating and updating guidance for district and school reopening plans. Several trends emerge.

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The Standard - Column

We the Media: Communicating in Times of Crisis

Effective, clear communications in uncertain times is critical—for parents, policymakers, and the public.

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The Standard - Article

The ESSA Arts Indicator in Illinois: A Study in the Art of Policymaking

Arts educators bring creativity and process expertise to their work on statewide accountability.

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Policy Update

Gauging Support for Social and Emotional Skill Building

To help state boards of education and other policymakers learn how to communicate most effectively on policies related to SEL, NASBE commissioned Edge Research to conduct a survey of community influ­encers in Connecticut, Illinois, Kansas, Michigan, and Washington to gauge their understanding of SEL.

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Gauging Support for Social and Emotional Skill Building, A Look at New Survey Research

Recognizing the key role social and emotional health plays in all students’ academic success, state boards of education across the country have adopted or are considering policies to support social and emotional learning (SEL) and must communicate with constituents about those policies. What is the public’s understanding of SEL? Are they supportive of embedding SEL […]

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Policy Update

State Role in Incubating School Improvement Networks

This NASBE policy update explores how statewide networked improvement communities work and how state boards of education can nurture them. 

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