NASBE is the only organization dedicated solely to helping state boards advance equity and excellence in public education. We assist our members in shaping education policy in dozens of state contexts.
Designed for and with the input of state board members, NASBE’s concise, accessible publications explore challenges facing public schools and school systems, underlying research, opportunities for state education policymaking, and state policy innovations.
Attend the largest gathering of state board of education members in the nation, with ample opportunity for peer networking and conversation. Expert speakers cover a range of topics important to state boards.
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Engage with members of Congress, U.S. Department of Education senior officials, and other prominent national education community stakeholders on current federal legislative and regulatory activities.
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Learn what it takes to be a successful, productive member of a state board of education. This professional development opportunity is suitable for new state board members.
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Participate in online learning sessions on new research, emerging issues, and state best practices in education policymaking.
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NASBE develops, supports, and empowers citizen leaders on state boards of education to strengthen public education systems so students of all backgrounds and circumstances are prepared to succeed in school, work, and life.
The only organization dedicated solely to helping state boards advance equity and excellence in public education.
While most states encourage or require schools to test for lead in drinking water, funding to sustain remediation lags—despite significant federal grants designed to boost those efforts.
The pandemic only magnified chronic absence among students with the greatest needs and made the problem harder to ignore.
State leaders can ensure that more school staff are equipped to help children deal with the effects of trauma.
High schools are creating student success teams that prioritize relationships and leverage actionable data to reconnect students to school.
Targeted interventions and savvy classroom practices, coupled with supportive state policy, can draw disengaged students back in.
NASBE analysis identifies the challenges of attracting and retaining this workforce and highlights several states that are working to build a sustainable pipeline of SMHPs.
Challenges persist in attracting and retaining this school-based mental health professionals, but some states, including Virginia, Ohio, Colorado, Michigan, and others, are making progress.
New NASBE analysis highlights how states have increasingly opted to combat “period poverty.”
States such as Georgia, New York, Utah, and others have increasingly opted to combat “period poverty" by expanding access to free menstrual products in schools.