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Teachers and Leaders

Policy Update

Engaging Philosophy in the Quest for K-12 Deeper Learning

This NASBE policy update suggests embedding philosophy instruction in teacher preparation programs to enable teachers to model skills they want students to acquire.

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Policy Update

State Mentoring Policies Key to Supporting Novice Teachers

This policy update draws on research, state examples, and the author’s own experience to suggest ways states can better support novice teachers while combating high turnover. 

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Education Leaders Reports

The Role of State Boards in Improving Early Childhood Education

State boards have authority that positions them to be key players in improving early education.

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Policy Update

Enabling School Counselors to Focus on Postsecondary Transitions

This NASBE policy update explores the ways state boards of education can address the challenges school counselors face and better support student transitions after high school.  

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Power of the Question

Seven Questions Boards Should Ask about School Leadership

Seven questions state boards of education and other policymakers should ask when considering school leadership policies.

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Policy Update

Advancing the Early Learning Workforce through State Policies

This NASBE policy update examines the US preschool workforce skills gap and outlines ways state boards can strengthen policies to advance the early education workforce and ensure a high-quality education for preschool learners.

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State Innovations

Preparing Computer Science Teachers in Maryland and Arkansas

Maryland and Arkansas are creating pathways to better prepare computer science teachers.

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The Standard

The Future of Schools

As they look to the future of schools, state boards of education must ask the “what if” questions necessary to shape policies that can help ensure students have the opportunities to enter their own futures with confidence.

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Policy Update

Shift in Emphasis in New Standards for Educational Leaders

This NASBE Policy Update compares the new Professional Standards for Educational Leaders (PSEL), with the ISLLC standards and outlines what states will need to consider as they implement changes instituted by the Every Student Succeeds Act.

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