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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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Policy Update

Harnessing Service Learning to Build Social, Emotional and Academic Skills

Service learning opportunities help develop students' social, emotional, and academic skills.

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The Standard

Moving the Needle on Literacy

To move the needle on literacy, state policymakers must consider the full spectrum of research and focus on high-quality teacher preparation, continuous professional development, and rich curriculum to meet the needs of all students.

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Policy Update

Expanding and Aligning World Language Teaching

This NASBE policy update discusses ways state boards can bridge the divide between English-only and non-English speakers by promoting policies to increase world language workforce capacity and better align language programs to communities and national need.

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The Standard - Article

District of Columbia Embeds Antiracist Lens in Update of Social Studies Standards

State board tees up a revision process and standards characterized by civic engagement and cultural responsiveness.

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The Standard - Article

Engaging Students through Ethnic Studies

California, Connecticut, and Texas broaden their elective offerings.

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A Conversation on Reimagining School, Post-Pandemic

The spring issue of NASBE’s State Education Standard takes the lessons learned during pandemic-induced school closures and challenges state policymakers to reexamine and reform their education systems. Join us for a discussion drawing on key themes from the issue, including the role of community and student agency in school reform and redesign, state policy levers […]

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Press Release

NASBE Report Examines State Board Role in Advancing Accelerated Learning

New analysis offers five questions for state boards of education to ask as they advance accelerated learning in their state.

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Power of the Question

Five Questions State Boards Should Ask about Accelerated Learning

As states leverage American Rescue Plan funding to safely reopen schools and expand opportunities for summer learning, accelerating learning has risen to the top of their priorities. Here are five questions state boards of education can ask.

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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

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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