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A Look at State Education Governance

State boards of education are different in every state and have diverse policy authority. Some are created by the state constitution and others by statute. Some of their members are elected; some are appointed. In many states, it is the state board who selects the state education chief. In others, it is the governor. Use […]

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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

From the President’s Pen: Evaluating the State Chief

Even more widely varied than how a state board is assembled is its scope of authority, with a few being solely advisory and others totally independent. All state boards have three primary levers: the powers of policy, convening, and questioning.

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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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Press Release

NASBE President Comments on Results of 2022 NAEP Long-Term Trend Assessment

The Nation’s Report Card gives us a clear view of the impact that COVID-19 had on most students’ foundational learning.

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Policy Update

Investing Equitably in School Facilities

With newly available federal infrastructure funding, states can direct resources toward school facilities with the most need.

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Press Release

More States Formally Incorporate Student Voice in Education Policymaking

More than 400 students now serve as members of state boards of education or state advisory councils in 33 states.

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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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Press Release

NASBE Appreciates USED's Extension on ARP Liquidation for School Construction

Earlier this year, NASBE co-signed a letter led by AASA, The Superintendent’s Association, asking Education Secretary Miguel Cardona for clarity on extending the timeline school districts have to expend funding for school construction and capital projects under the American Rescue Plan. On Friday, May 13, 2022, the U.S. Department of Education responded to this request. […]

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