Savvy state boards of education recognize that high-quality civic education not only prepares students to vote and understand how the […]


The prevalence of dyslexia in the general population varies from 5 to 17 percent, though students with the reading disorder […]


As new technologies arise that collect K-12 student data to improve education outcomes, educators and parents worry about the consequences […]


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 […]


State boards of education in 2017 increasingly recognized computer science as integral to their policy agendas in line with the national push to step up K-12 instruction in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), draw more women and minorities into […]


On September 5, 2017, President Trump rescinded the Deferred Action for Child Arrivals (DACA) policy, which has allowed undocumented immigrants who entered the United States as children to receive renewable two-year periods of deferred action from deportation and eligibility for […]


According to NASBE’s State Board Insight database, many state boards of education in 2017 explored how to enhance and scale school improvement efforts by networking schools and districts statewide. While types of statewide efforts vary, they share common features. All […]