This past year saw state boards of education reviewing their career and technical education (CTE) systems, adopting specialized teaching endorsements, and engaging in board- and departmentwide strategic planning, according to NASBE’s State Board Insight. Administration. All state boards discussed local […]


From 2011 to 2016, the Wallace Foundation helped six large urban school districts transform how they prepare, hire, and support principals. In an April 2019 report, Susan M. Gates and colleagues found improvements to principal pipelines in these districts to […]


Underscoring renewed national interest in how young people become informed, engaged citizens, at least 31 states proposed 115 bills or resolutions related to civics education in the 2018 legislative session alone. State boards of education are more broadly revisiting content […]


Thirty-four states have K-12 computer science standards, according to Code.org, up from seven in 2016. In parallel with this wave of new standards adoption, 23 state boards of education included computer science on their agendas in the first half of […]


State boards of education in Iowa and Virginia considered new regulations this summer intended to curtail abuses in schools’ imposition of seclusion and restraint as means of managing student behavior and to improve schools’ reporting their occurrence. These agenda items […]


In 2018, NASBE’s State Board Insight reveals that state boards regularly addressed broad topics like finance and charter schools as well as more particular initiatives related to teacher certification, implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), student safety and […]


In September 2018, the U.S. Congress introduced House Bill 6773, which directs the secretary of transportation to issue rules on inclusion of three-point safety seat belts in school buses. While students are nearly 70 times more likely to get to […]


Even as the economy rebounded toward full employment, states continue to wrestle with the problem that a high school diploma alone still fails to set most young people up for good, high-paying jobs to the extent it did in previous […]


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 […]