NASBE Association News

Early Challenges and Promising Practices in Stakeholder Engagement

NASBE State Ed SmartBrief | Jan 19, 2017

ESSA requires state education agencies to collaborate with school districts, civil rights organizations, principals, teachers, "other school leaders," parents, and many others. A new NASBE analysis identifies five common challenges in engaging this extensive list of stakeholders, and highlights several promising practices states are using to address them.

Registration open for NASBE's Legislative Conference 2017!

NASBE State Ed SmartBrief | Jan 19, 2017

Join us March 19-21, 2017, in Washington, D.C., for NASBE's Legislative Conference: "Leading in a Time of Change." One of NASBE's more popular events, this year's program will focus on ways state boards of education can hold firm to ensuring equity and excellence in education as they implement the Every Student Succeeds Act. Don't waste a moment and lock in your "early bird" registration today!

NASBE regional meetings in Atlanta and Denver

NASBE State Ed SmartBrief | Jan 12, 2017

NASBE is hosting three regional meetings to help states create strategies focused on building and sustaining stakeholder engagement throughout ESSA implementation and beyond, while maintaining a commitment to equity. The first was held earlier this month in Washington, D.C. Upcoming regional meetings will be held in Atlanta (Jan. 17) and Denver (Feb. 2). NASBE members are encouraged to bring a team of up to five stakeholders from their state to the meeting, expenses paid. Learn more and register here.

State Education Standard: Charter Schools

NASBE State Ed SmartBrief | Jan 12, 2017

The new issue of NASBE's State Education Standard offers a timely, thoughtful look at the role of state boards of education in public charter schooling. Authors in this issue urge state boards -- 24 of which have some authority to authorize charter schools -- to think more systematically about how charter schools fit into their overall vision for education and offer guardrails for decision making. Read the full issue.

New Year, New Webinar!

NASBE State Ed SmartBrief | Jan 05, 2017

Join NASBE on January 11, 2017, from 3:00 to 4:00 PM (EST) for a reprise of an annual conference session exploring the school environmental conditions that impede student learning. Discussion will focus on the quality of water, highlight official efforts in Michigan to improve conditions for their students, and review policy levers state boards of education can use to keep students safe from environmental hazards in schools. Register here.

On-demand: Building an accountability system under ESSA and reporting on student progress

NASBE State Ed SmartBrief | Dec 29, 2016

As states prepare to revamp their high school accountability systems under ESSA, what kinds of measures should be considered in order to ensure all students are receiving a high quality public education and are preparing for postsecondary success? And, how can states report it in accessible, transparent ways? A recent NASBE webinar examined these important issues, along with new polling on ESSA and accountability from the Collaborative for Student Success. Watch the webinar on-demand here.

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