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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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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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The Standard - Article

The ESSA Arts Indicator in Illinois: A Study in the Art of Policymaking

Arts educators bring creativity and process expertise to their work on statewide accountability.

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The Standard - Article

Using ESSA to Leverage Arts Education Policy

Several states are using ESSA to increase access and quality in arts instruction.

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