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Education Governance

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

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

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

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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