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Power of the Question

Seven Questions Boards Should Ask About Their ESSA State Plans

This analysis lays out seven big questions board members should have answered before they vote on their state's ESSA plan.

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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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What State Election Results Mean for Education Policymaking in 2021

This webinar will explore the state election 2020 results.

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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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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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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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Power of the Question

Seven Questions Boards Should Ask About Their ESSA State Plans

This analysis lays out seven big questions board members should have answered before they vote on their state's ESSA plan.

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Policy Update

ESSA Stakeholder Engagement: Early Challenges and Promising Practices

This NASBE policy update identifies five common challenges in engaging this extensive list of stakeholders, and highlights several promising practices states are using to address them. 

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Policy Update

A Tale of Two Federal Student Data Privacy Bills

“A Tale of Two Federal Student Data Privacy Bills” measures the Student Digital Privacy and Parental Rights Act (SDPPRA) and Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) discussion draft across several areas – ease of implementation, transparency, penalties, data-technology balance, and restrictions on third-parties.

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