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Rachel Wise, elected to the Nebraska State Board of Education in 2013, has been involved in the education for over 30 years, beginning her career as a teacher in Tekamah, Neb. Wise also taught at Winnebago Public Schools, Logan View Public Schools and Wayne State College. She has also held positions in administrative and management at Martin Luther Home in York, Neb., Educational Service Unit #7 in Columbus, Neb., and Omaha Public Schools and Building Bright Futures in Omaha, Neb.




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Using Federal Funds to Remediate Lead

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The Role of Schools in Racial Justice

Authors in this issue argue schools can progress toward educational equity only if, at every challenge, state leaders are willing to make decisions that put the needs of our most vulnerable students first.

Paolo DeMaria Selected as NASBE’s Next President and CEO

DeMaria most recently served as Ohio’s superintendent of public instruction and brings 30 years in state education policymaking, organizational leadership, and strategic planning to NASBE. He becomes NASBE’s president and CEO in January 2022.

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