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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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Announcement

Register for Annual Conference 2020!

Join us for inspiring, thought-provoking sessions that will give both new and longtime members high-quality learning opportunities to equip them to lead for excellence and equity and will elevate the role of state boards of education in policymaking and effective leadership.

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The Standard - Column

From the President's Pen: Looking in the Mirror

The relentless pursuit of equity and excellence begins at the board table—not at the schoolhouse door.

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The Standard - Column

We the Media: Communicating in Anxiety-Laden Times

In the face of shifting, sometimes conflicting guidance, reopening schools is easier said than done. For communicating in uncertain times, my advice is this: Manage change with authority.

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Press Release

At Least 14 State Boards Elevate Teachers’ Voices in State Education Policymaking

A growing number of state boards of education are involving teachers in policymaking decisions, says NASBE analysis.

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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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Policy Update

States Make Plans for Reopening

In anticipation of the 2020–21 school year, states have been creating and updating guidance for district and school reopening plans. Several trends emerge.

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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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