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Education Governance

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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 Membership Elects New Leaders to Its Board of Directors

  Alexandria, Va. — The National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) is pleased to announce the election of five new members to its board of directors. Janet Cannon, a member of the Utah State Board of Education, became NASBE’s board chair at the close of the organization’s virtual Annual Conference and business meeting last […]

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Policy Update

Using Federal Funds to Remediate Lead

This NASBE analysis highlights ways state leaders can leverage the current policy climate and available federal funds to better support school districts in lead remediation so that all children have access to clean drinking water in schools.

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The Standard - Column

From the President's Pen: The Pursuit of Goals for Education

In education we can’t seem to get traction, but we can sure get whiplash. Will this time be different?

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The Standard

The Role of Schools in Racial Justice

Authors in this issue argue schools can progress toward educational equity only if, at every challenge, state leaders are willing to make decisions that put the needs of our most vulnerable students first.

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Press Release

Analysis Highlights State Assessment Strategies for Gauging Student Outcomes and Opportunities in Challenging Year

A new NASBE Policy Update explores the strategies states employed to administer assessments in the 2020-21 school year.

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Policy Update

State Strategies on Assessments in 2021

This analysis explores the strategies states employed to administer assessments in the 2020-21 school year. It also highlights the opportunities for state boards to learn from and make the best use of data collected from the pandemic school year.

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Press Release

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

The newly formed Coalition to Advance Future Student Success is a recognition that the historic injection of federal emergency relief funds presents a transformative opportunity for America’s public K-12 education system and will help ensure all students receive the equitable educational opportunities they deserve.

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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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