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State Innovations

State Boards Advance Equity Agendas in Challenging Times

State boards of education are uniquely placed to help eliminate the political divides that impede decisive action to end inequities in learning. Nebraska, New York, and North Carolina are three states pushing for meaningful change in their state systems.

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Boardmanship Reviews

Learning to Lead for Equity

Many state boards of education put equity at the center of their missions. This piece highlights the work of our Leading for Equity and Excellence Program (LEEP) and how it has coached state boards to be equity leaders.

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Policy Update

Building the Capacity of State Boards to Lead for Equity and Excellence

This NASBE policy update offers state boards a means to address these issues through structured discussions of equity, the achievement gap, and what state boards need to lead for equity and excellence.

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The Standard

Equity in Rural Education

Authors of the January 2021 issue of the State Education Standard discuss the issues faced by rural schools and how the pandemic has amplified many of those issues.

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Accelerating Learning in Connecticut and Missouri

Many states are taking a robust collaborative approach to coordinating summer accelerated learning plans and prepare for the next school year. Hear from leaders in two states, Connecticut and Missouri, about the steps they are taking to offer excellent and enriching summer educational opportunities to students statewide. Speakers on this webinar include: Estela López, Ph.D., […]

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Press Release

President and CEO Robert Hull Reflects on George Floyd Court Ruling

In a letter to NASBE members, President and CEO Robert Hull reflects on this week’s court ruling for the murder of George Floyd. He notes the leadership of state boards of education in addressing racial issues confronting our nation, and notes there is still work to be done to ensure we educate all students in […]

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Addressing Learning Loss through Acceleration: A Conversation with David Steiner

In January, NASBE hosted a webinar on using research-driven strategies to address student learning loss. There were more questions than we had time for, so we’ve asked Dr. David Steiner of the Johns Hopkins Institute for Education Policy back to have a more in-depth conversation on which interventions will further exacerbate achievement gaps and which […]

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Press Release

NASBE’s Standard Explores Challenges Facing Rural Schools

Rural schools are the heart of community life, but they face significant challenges that the pandemic has only magnified. The January 2021 issue of NASBE’s State Education Standard explores many of these factors: a lack of resources, cultural and virtual isolation, poverty and demographic trends, educator recruitment and retention, and risks to student health and […]

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The Standard - Column

From the President's Pen: Mind the Gaps

Where are the access and opportunity gaps that you need to bridge in your state?

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Acceleration vs. Remediation: Research-Driven Strategies to Address Learning Loss

Join NASBE for a webinar presentation by with three experts on addressing learning loss and moderated discussion.

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The Standard

Equity in Rural Education

Authors of the January 2021 issue of the State Education Standard discuss the issues faced by rural schools and how the pandemic has amplified many of those issues.

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The Standard - Article

Identifying Risks to the Well-Being of Rural Young Children and Families

The pandemic compounded an array of preexisting health and wellness challenges in many communities.

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Press Release

Statement on Horrific Events at U.S. Capitol

NASBE condemns the actions of the riotous mob at the U.S. Capitol unequivocally, as we condemn all acts of terror and violence, as antithetical to what state boards of education value.

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