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Community Engagement

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Policy Update

Developing State and District Parent Engagement Policies

Kentucky state board member and special education teacher Allison Slone urges state boards of education to seize the opportunity the pandemic created to strengthen policies to ensure that parents and caregivers can engage meaningfully in school decision making.

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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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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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The Standard - Column

We The Media: Reshaping Family Engagement

Parents need—and want—access to multiple measures of achievement.

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The Standard - Column

We the Media: Changing the Narrative

State boards can use their forums to show how rewarding and impactful teaching can be.

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The Standard - Column

Student Voice: Three Ways to Boost Student Engagement with State Boards

Student members can conduct outreach through talking casually to students in school.

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Policy Update

Engaging Youth in Education Policymaking

More than 400 students now serve as members of state boards of education or state advisory councils in 33 states. Learn how states are elevating student voice and leadership in education policymaking.

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Project

Student Engagement Collaborative

The COVID-19 pandemic upended education as we knew it, disrupting the lives of students across the nation. No adult can fully understand what being a student during the pandemic has been like, which only reinforces the need for engaging students in pandemic recovery policy discussions. NASBE’s Student Engagement Collaborative, launching in August 2022, aims to […]

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The Standard - Column

We The Media: Reshaping Family Engagement

Parents need—and want—access to multiple measures of achievement.

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The Standard - Column

We the Media: What Matters Most to Parents

State boards can help parents play an active role in accelerating their children’s learning and development with evidence-based, accessible resources.

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The Standard - Column

NCSBEE Voice: Ombudsman Provides Key Link for Families

The state education ombudsman model that DC is using can be adapted in any state.

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Policy Update

Developing State and District Parent Engagement Policies

Kentucky state board member and special education teacher Allison Slone urges state boards of education to seize the opportunity the pandemic created to strengthen policies to ensure that parents and caregivers can engage meaningfully in school decision making.

read more
The Standard - Column

We the Media: Family Engagement during the Pandemic

State boards should seize every opportunity to help schools strengthen bonds with families.

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