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Education Governance

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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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 - Article

Using Arts Data to Match Community Organizations to School Needs

Six communities follow Chicago's lead in developing arts education census data and maps.

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The Standard - Column

We the Media: Social Media Policy for State Boards

The World War II-era posters asserting that “Loose Lips Sink Ships” reminded the public that careless talk could undermine the war effort. Fast forward to today, with more people, including public officials, taking to social media to opine on any number of subjects, an apt advertisement might read, “Loose Tweets Sink Fleets.”

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The Standard - Article

Expanding Access to High-Quality Arts Instruction

Advancing research and innovative policies can move states toward universal access to a quality arts education.

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Boardmanship Reviews

Learning to Lead for Equity

Many state boards of education put equity at the center of their missions. This piece highlights the work of our Leading for Equity and Excellence Program (LEEP) and how it has coached state boards to be equity leaders.

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Annual Conference 2020

Join us October 21-24, 2020 in Phoenix, Arizona for Annual Conference 2020! The Annual Conference is the largest gathering of state board of education members in the nation. Speakers will cover a wide range of topics important to state boards of education. Watch this space for updates about this year’s conference.

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Press Release

NASBE Membership Elects New Leaders to Its Board of Directors

Brooke Axiotis of Iowa serves as chair of NASBE’s Board of Directors; Byron Ernest of Indiana chosen as chair-elect.

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Leveraging Federal Legislation and Data to Build an Education-to-Workforce Pipeline

The places where individuals live and learn dramatically affect their opportunities and life outcomes, including access to a high-quality education, workforce training, and employment. Researchers Susan Bowles Therriault and Trent Sharp of the American Institutes for Research argue that state leaders must pay attention to the effects of geography as they develop policies to build […]

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