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Policy Update

Investing in Early Childhood Workforce Recovery

Analysis details how states, including Kentucky, New Jersey, North Carolina and others, are using COVID relief funds to help the early childhood workforce recover from the pandemic.

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Policy Update

Preparing School Leaders for Crises

Leadership preparation programs and state and district leaders all have a role to play in building principals’ capacity to face crises with resilience and lead in ways that best serve students and support and retain teachers.

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Policy Update

Building Trauma-Informed School Systems

This analysis highlights ways states can embed trauma-informed practices in mandated teacher training and ensure that schools reduce the risks to teachers from STS.

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The Standard - Article

Achieving Equity and Excellence in Mathematics Teaching

States should revamp how teachers are equipped to deliver effective instruction.

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The Standard - Article

Teacher Diversity and Student Success

State policymakers should name diversity as a marker of teacher quality.

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The Standard - Article

Why School Climate Matters and What Can Be Done to Improve It

Educators’ abilities to forge strong relationships with students lie at the heart of strong schools.

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Partner Resource

Using State-level Policy Levers to Promote Principal Quality

The Wallace Foundation, a long-time NASBE partner, has released a new report by the RAND Corporation that looks at how seven states—California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, and Virginia—have used policy to try to improve the principalship.

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Press Release

NASBE’s Standard Explores Strategies to Better Prepare, Recruit, and Support Teachers

Alexandria, VA—Educator shortages and the burnout of teachers and school leaders in the wake of the pandemic have been the subject of news headlines and on the agendas of state boards of education. In its recent announcement of federal initiatives to address staffing challenges, the Biden administration signaled its commitment to strengthen the profession. With […]

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event

Meeting Educator Staffing Challenges through Grow-Your-Own Programs

Join NASBE for a discuss on the promise of grow-your-own practices to strengthen the educator pipeline. We'll hear from state leaders from Missouri and West Virginia.

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The Standard

Equipping Teachers

Teacher recruitment, preparation, and retention tops the priorities among state board members for better information to guide policymaking.

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The Standard - Column

The NASBE Interview: Christine Benson, Sharif El-Mekki, Willis Walter, and Ryan Saunders

"All indications are that teacher turnover is rising and will continue to do so."

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The Standard - Column

From the President's Pen: Celebrate Teachers

There is enough evidence to point us to better ways of ensuring that every student has a great educational experience every day.

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The Standard - Article

Preparing Pre-K Teachers: Policy Considerations and Strategies

Four practices to increase the pool of skilled early educators stand out as promising.

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The Standard - Article

Ensuring Equity in Grow-Your-Own Programs

State-level criteria for programs' design can yield better outcomes in preparing and retaining diverse teachers.

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The Standard - Article

Teacher Recruitment and Retention in Missouri

State leaders commit to efforts to attract and keep teachers in the classroom.

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The Standard - Article

Teacher Preparation for Whole-Child Design

State leaders have a role in ensuring that educator preparation both models and reflects the science of learning and development.

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