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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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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: Communicating in Times of Crisis

Effective, clear communications in uncertain times is critical—for parents, policymakers, and the public.

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Announcement

Apply: Leading for Equity and Excellence Program National Cohort 2020

The Leading for Equity and Excellence Program (LEEP) National Cohort is looking for systems thinkers to join its 2020 National Cohort.

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Press Release

Statement on the Death of George Floyd and Racial Protests

The social unrest and political upheaval gripping our nation must renew our resolve to act against the systemic, persistent plague of bias and racial injustice that our young people face.

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The Standard - Column

We the Media: Communicating in Times of Crisis

Effective, clear communications in uncertain times is critical—for parents, policymakers, and the public.

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Announcement

NASBE Members Discuss Reopening Plans

For the next several weeks, NASBE's members-only office hours sessions will cover coronavirus recovery and restart issues for states.

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Press Release

NASBE Urges Congress to Increase COVID Response and E-Rate Funding to States

NASBE urges Congress to increase education funding to help states respond to COVID-19.

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Policy Update

Continued Learning during COVID-19

States are issuing guidance with an eye toward equity to help schools implement continuous learning for all students and adapt to a variety of needs and circumstances amidst widespread school closures from COVID-19.

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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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Announcement

NASBE Holds Virtual "Office Hours" for Members

To help states navigate developing education issues from COVID-19 response, NASBE is hosting weekly Zoom office hour sessions.

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Press Release

NASBE President Comments on CARES Act

NASBE President and CEO Robert Hull makes a statement on the CARES Act.

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