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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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Press Release

NASBE Joins Coalition to Help Coordinate Emergency Relief Funding to Advance Student Success

Washington, D.C. (June 7, 2021) – The National Association of State Boards of Education joins 11 other leading education organizations in announcing a new effort today to help ensure all students receive the equitable educational opportunities they deserve. The newly formed Coalition to Advance Future Student Success is a recognition that the historic injection of […]

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The Standard - Column

From the President's Pen: The Starfish and the Ocean

All policies are thus rightly viewed as part of a greater ecosystem.

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The Standard - Column

Student Voice: Having an Equal Seat at the Table

Student advocacy ought not be equated with ingratitude.

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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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Policy Update

Developing State and District Parent Engagement Policies

Kentucky state board member and special education teacher Allison Slone urges state boards of education to seize the opportunity the pandemic created to strengthen policies to ensure that parents and caregivers can engage meaningfully in school decision making.

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Press Release

NASBE Welcomes Dr. Miguel Cardona as New U.S. Secretary of Education

NASBE President and CEO issued the following statement on Dr. Miguel Cardona's confirmation as U.S. Secretary of Education.

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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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The Standard - Column

NCOSEA Voice: What State Education Agencies Need to Know about FERPA

State boards can set the vision for sharing data to serve the interests of students, families, and schools.

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