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Education Governance

The Standard

Getting to the Core of School Finance

While most state boards do not directly make funding decisions in their states, they still have the opportunity to review budget requests and appropriations and provide guidance to school districts to ensure that school spending is adequate to serve the needs of all students.

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Policy Update

Expanding and Aligning World Language Teaching

This NASBE policy update discusses ways state boards can bridge the divide between English-only and non-English speakers by promoting policies to increase world language workforce capacity and better align language programs to communities and national need.

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State Innovations

Focusing on Gaps in Access to Arts Education

How California, Kentucky, and New Jersey worked to identify gaps in access to arts instruction by expanding their collection of data on arts access.

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State Innovations

Improving STEM Learning through Collaboration

Four state boards are improving STEM learning through revised standards, special diplomas, and promotion of partnerships.

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Policy Update

Supporting a Diverse Early Childhood Workforce for Dual Language Learners

This NASBE policy update urges state boards of education to adopt a vision for supporting young DLLs that includes developing the cultural and linguistic competence of the ECE workforce.

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Introductory Training on Leading for Equity and Excellence

Despite the prominent role race and cultural diversity play in our society, few safe spaces exist for policymakers and others to have open, honest dialogue about educational inequity. It is one reason why policymakers, educators, and communities continue to grapple with achievement gaps and racial disparities. The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) underscores state policymakers’ […]

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Education Leaders Reports

Advancing Personalized Learning through Effective Use and Protection of Student Data

Personalized learning creates new opportunities for students and fresh concerns over student data privacy.

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The Standard

Stepping Up for Early Childhood Education

The impact of early childhood education is undeniable. Yet access to high-quality early education across the country remains uneven, and many children still enter elementary school unprepared.

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Policy Update

State Role in Incubating School Improvement Networks

This NASBE policy update explores how statewide networked improvement communities work and how state boards of education can nurture them. 

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