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Education Equity

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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Press Release

LEAHP Project Launches to Help States Develop Adolescent Health Policies

The National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE), in partnership with Child Trends and the National Coalition of STD Directors (NCSD), has launched the Leadership Exchange for Adolescent Health Promotion (LEAHP).

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Policy Update

States Set Sights on Growth of Low-Performing Students

With the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), states can include a student growth indicator as a measure of school quality in their accountability systems. Most of them do. Nine states also saw this as an opportunity and added a separate growth measure for the bottom quartile and quintile of 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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State Innovations

Focusing on Gaps in Access to Arts Education

How California, Kentucky, and New Jersey worked to identify gaps in access to arts instruction by expanding their collection of data on arts access.

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State Innovations

Improving STEM Learning through Collaboration

Four state boards are improving STEM learning through revised standards, special diplomas, and promotion of partnerships.

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Policy Update

Supporting a Diverse Early Childhood Workforce for Dual Language Learners

This NASBE policy update urges state boards of education to adopt a vision for supporting young DLLs that includes developing the cultural and linguistic competence of the ECE workforce.

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Introductory Training on Leading for Equity and Excellence

Despite the prominent role race and cultural diversity play in our society, few safe spaces exist for policymakers and others to have open, honest dialogue about educational inequity. It is one reason why policymakers, educators, and communities continue to grapple with achievement gaps and racial disparities. The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) underscores state policymakers’ […]

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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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