Competency-based education (CBE), in which students demonstrate mastery of subject matter before advancing, is popping up in legislation and on […]


State boards of education have been raising expectations for learning in order to get students ready for college, careers, and […]


According to data from the U.S. Department of Education and published in a recent Learning Policy Institute report, there was […]


A recent review of 28 draft plans for implementing the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) found that 20 states plan to use Title II funds for school leadership. Even as the Trump administration cast doubt on its support for teacher […]


Michigan’s State Board of Education recently renewed its stand against the use of Native American mascots, logos, or nicknames for school teams. During its March 2017 meeting, the board passed a motion to give the state superintendent authority to withhold […]


In the first quarter of 2017, state boards of education in 11 states discussed topics related to early care and education (ECE). The ECE workforce and early literacy were most frequently on their agendas. For example, Mississippi’s board discussed recommendations […]


A review of 2017 ESSA plans submitted this spring and a preview of states’ fall ESSA plan submissions reveals chronic absenteeism as the most popular fifth indicator. Out of 17 states that submitted ESSA plans in spring 2017, 12 states […]


A handful of states addressed issues related to student data privacy and education data generally since the beginning of 2016, according to a search of NASBE’s State Board Insight. During that period, six states heard presentations on digital learning, state […]


In January and February 2017, 41 state boards of education met and made meeting materials available for State Board Insight review. Items related to finance and budgets, teacher preparation and professional practice, and academic policies guiding instruction and standards were […]


State legislatures across the country are advancing bills to address and prevent drug addiction and abuse, and a handful of these bills are giving state boards of education added responsibilities in this area. If approved, these bills presage state board […]