In 2018, NASBE’s State Board Insight reveals that state boards regularly addressed broad topics like finance and charter schools as […]


In September 2018, the U.S. Congress introduced House Bill 6773, which directs the secretary of transportation to issue rules on […]


Even as the economy rebounded toward full employment, states continue to wrestle with the problem that a high school diploma […]


Savvy state boards of education recognize that high-quality civic education not only prepares students to vote and understand how the U.S. Constitution divides political power. It helps students acquire skills needed to make difficult choices that affect their communities, advocate […]


The prevalence of dyslexia in the general population varies from 5 to 17 percent, though students with the reading disorder often remain undiagnosed, according to Dyslexia International. To be most effective, interventions by trained teachers should begin early in a […]


As new technologies arise that collect K-12 student data to improve education outcomes, educators and parents worry about the consequences for student safety and security. State boards of education have the dual task of guaranteeing student data are secure and […]


In the aftermath of the February 2018 shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, state boards of education are weighing how to advance school safety by bolstering measures to protect students and prevent violent acts. In March alone, […]


A critical factor for strengthening educational leadership is collaboration between state boards of education and state education agencies. In a recent joint webinar between NASBE and New Leaders, Vic Lenz, vice president of the Missouri State Board of Education, and […]


Student achievement and school discipline practices are strongly linked over the long term. One Texas study found that about 10 percent of students suspended or expelled between grades 7-12 ultimately dropped out, and those suspended or expelled for discretionary violations […]


New Jersey policymakers implemented the first alternative certification program in 1983, according to the Thomas B. Fordham Institute. Since then, such programs have become an important factor in the education workforce. As of 2011–12, about 40 percent of teacher preparation […]