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State Innovations

State Boards Seek Increased Educator Diversity

This NASBE analysis highlights four states—Connecticut, Kentucky, Massachusetts, and North Carolina—that have taken significant steps to increase educator diversity.

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The Standard - Article

Professional Learning in Appalachia

Microcredentials show promise in overcoming the challenges of offering rural educators high-quality opportunities.

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The Standard - Article

Teacher Recruitment and Retention in Rural Colorado

Rural districts band together, with help from partners and grants, to attract and keep teaching staff.

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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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The Standard - Article

Teacher Diversity and Student Success

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

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NASBE in the News

Which Teacher Recruitment, Retention Strategies Pay Off Amid COVID-19?

K-12 Dive covers the recent NASBE webinar “Filling the Educator Pipeline.”   In a webinar hosted Wednesday by the National Association of State Boards of Education, HR and talent professionals from state and local education agencies said strategies such as increasing pathways to certification, supporting principals and building leaders around talent management, and providing internal […]

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State Innovations

Michigan Adds Certificate for Birth to Kindergarten Teachers

A detail of how the Michigan State Board of Education, working closely with the state education agency, is expanding opportunities to improve early educators’ preparation.

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Filling the Educator Pipeline

Educator shortages and the lack of diversity in the teacher workforce are growing concerns for state leaders across the United States. Earlier this spring, NASBE published an analysis highlighting state efforts in Connecticut, Kentucky, Massachusetts, and North Carolina to increase educator diversity. Join NASBE on Wednesday, August 25, as we discuss “filling the educator pipeline” […]

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Principal Impact: Exploring New Research and Policy Implications

Join NASBE as we explore the findings from this important research with the authors and have a conversation about preparing and supporting a high-quality principal workforce and the implications for state policymakers.

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Power of the Question

Five Questions to Ask about School Staff Wellness in the Wake of COVID-19

The pandemic increased educator stress and burnout. Here are five questions state board members can ask to engage their state around staff wellness.

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The Standard - Article

Moving toward Competency-Based Professional Learning

Microcredentials embedded in effective learning systems can promote teacher growth, advancement, and retention.

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State Innovations

State Boards Seek Increased Educator Diversity

This NASBE analysis highlights four states—Connecticut, Kentucky, Massachusetts, and North Carolina—that have taken significant steps to increase educator diversity.

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Press Release

Connecticut, Kentucky, Massachusetts, and North Carolina Take Steps to Increase Educator Diversity

Alexandria, VA – Over half of U.S. public school students are nonwhite, yet only 8 percent of teachers and school leaders are people of color. Black and Latino students are more likely to be academically successful, graduate from high school, and attend college when they are being taught by educators who look like them. A […]

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