The only organization dedicated solely to helping state boards advance equity and excellence in public education.


In the face of shifting, sometimes conflicting guidance, reopening schools is easier said than done. For communicating in uncertain times, my advice is this: Manage change with authority. State boards should make every effort to involve stakeholders early in planning. Be transparent when the information that undergirds the plan changes, and point stakeholders to trustworthy sources so they can make the best decisions possible.


Communicating in Anxiety-Laden Times



Related Content



Featured Items

Portrait of a happy young teacher holding a tablet with her students in the background. Image Credit: iStock i

Equipping Teachers

Teacher recruitment, preparation, and retention tops the priorities among state board members for better information to guide policymaking.
School Building Interior, Drinking Fountain; Image Credit: iStock i

Investing Equitably in School Facilities

With newly available federal infrastructure funding, states can direct resources toward school facilities with the most need.
Photo of Phoenix skyline i

Annual Conference 2022

This October 26-29, join us in Phoenix, Arizona for NASBE's Annual Conference, the only conference designed specifically for state board members. Register now!

Upcoming Events

From the States