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Sep 23, 2013, 09:00 ET Latest Issue of NASBE's State Education Standard Looks at Social Inclusion and Its Importance

Partnership with Special Olympics Examines Need for Expanded Opportunities in Classrooms and on Playing Fields Much has changed in the 37...


Aug 07, 2013, 15:26 ET President-Elect and Directors Selected for National Association of State Boards of Education

Mary Lord, a member of the District of Columbia State Board of Education, was voted president-elect of the National Association of State Boards of...


Aug 06, 2013, 12:48 ET NASBE Continues Assistance to State Policymakers on Common Core

Even as most states work hard to implement the Common Core State Standards in math and English language arts, much remains to be done in the way...


Jul 29, 2013, 13:00 ET Brenda Welburn Named 'Friend of Education' by National Association of State Boards of Education

 Brenda Lilienthal Welburn, the National Association of State Boards of Education's (NASBE) long-time executive director, is being honored...


Jul 29, 2013, 11:00 ET Michael Flanagan, Michigan State Superintendent & Board Chair, Receives National Honor

Michael Flanagan, superintendent of the Michigan Department of Education and chair of the state board of education, is being awarded the...


Jul 29, 2013, 09:00 ET Gov. James B. Hunt Named National Education Policy Leader of the Year

Gov. James B. Hunt, former governor of North Carolina and chairman of the James B. Hunt, Jr., Institute for Educational Leadership and...


Jun 27, 2013, 09:00 ET Kristen Amundson Named Next Executive Director Of NASBE By Board Of Directors

 The board of directors of the National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) is proud to announce Kristen Amundson as NASBE's next...


Jun 12, 2013, 11:47 ET NASBE Awards Grants To Help States Examine And Improve School Discipline Policies And Practices

The National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) awarded grants to three state boards of education to revise and implement new state...


Apr 01, 2013, 10:00 ET NASBE Initiative Delves into Deeper Learning

A rapidly changing world necessitates education adapt at an equally swift pace, as students need to be equipped with an ever-broadening knowledge...


Mar 07, 2013, 09:30 ET NASBE Launches Next Generation Science Standards Policy Initiative

As states work to implement new math and English standards, policymakers from 26 lead state partners are participating in the development of the...


Feb 06, 2013, 09:01 ET NASBE to Assist States with School Discipline Policy Reform

A growing debate over school discipline has led many educators and policymakers to question the value of punishments involving out-of-school...


Feb 05, 2013, 11:30 ET NASBE Applauds Release of USDA's Standards for Competitive Foods

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently released the proposed rule for competitive food standards as required by the Healthy,...


Feb 01, 2013, 13:00 ET NASBE Announces Resignation of Executive Director

The Board of Directors of the National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) has accepted the resignation of NASBE Executive Director...


Jan 23, 2013, 09:30 ET NASBE Partners with AEP on Arts Education Policy Portal

The National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) is collaborating with the Arts Education Partnership (AEP) to create an online arts...


Dec 10, 2012, 14:48 ET NASBE Launches Epinephrine Policy Initiative

With the rise in reported food allergies among students in the last 15 years, it is crucial that policymakers understand how to best prepare...


Nov 29, 2012, 09:15 ET NASBE Releases Essential School Safety Policy Guide

New Chapter of Fit, Healthy, and Ready to Learn Series Centered on Creating Safe School Environments The National Association of State...


Nov 15, 2012, 09:15 ET NASBE Releases Two Critical New School Health Policy Guides

New Chapters of Fit, Healthy, and Ready to Learn Series Focus on Physical Activity and Healthy Eating As states and districts mobilize to...


Oct 11, 2012, 15:00 ET The Skillman Foundation Named 'Friend of Education' by National Association of State Boards of Education

The Skillman Foundation, based in Detroit, MI is being honored with the National Association of State Boards of Education's (NASBE) Friend of...


Oct 11, 2012, 13:00 ET Three Longtime State Education Leaders Receive National Honor

State education leaders from Maine, Michigan, and Missouri are the recipients of the 2012 Distinguished Service Award by the National Association...


Oct 11, 2012, 10:00 ET Gaston Caperton Named National Education Policy Leader of the Year

Gov. Gaston Caperton, former governor of West Virginia and retiring president of the College Board, has been named the Policy Leader of the Year...


Sep 19, 2012, 11:57 ET Latest Issue of NASBE's State Education Standard Examines the Common Core Standards from Origin to Execution

With Implementation of the New Standards, the Hard Work Begins  The Common Core State Standards have been approved in most states for...


Feb 21, 2012, 10:30 ET Healthy Learning Environments are Paramount in 'Green Cleaning' Issue of NASBE's State Education Standard

At a time when the number of students with asthma has reached new highs—and when states and districts are increasingly focused on the...


Nov 22, 2011, 13:05 ET Jim Kohlmoos Named Next Executive Director of NASBE by Board of Directors

 The board of directors of the National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) is proud to announce Jim Kohlmoos as NASBE's next...


Oct 14, 2011, 08:00 ET Bob Wise Named Friend of Education by National Association of State Boards of Education

Bob Wise, president of the Alliance for Excellent Education and former governor of West Virginia, is being honored with the National Association...


Oct 14, 2011, 07:00 ET Two Longtime State Education Leaders Receive National Honor

State education leaders from Illinois and Maine are the recipients of the 2011 Distinguished Service Award by the National Association of State...