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Hao, Winona – National Association of State Boards of Education, 2018
State boards of education have authority endowed by state constitutions and statutes to position them as key players in improving early education. Recognizing the importance of early childhood education (ECE), federal and state governments have been investing billions of dollars to serve the nation's youngest children. Yet many children still…
Descriptors: State Boards of Education, Board of Education Role, Early Childhood Education, Educational Improvement
Tucker, William; Long, Don – National Association of State Boards of Education, 2018
With roots in student-centered pedagogies that go back at least to the 1900s, personalized learning meets students' learning goals, needs, context, and pace while incorporating their interests and preferences. Personalized learning in today's classroom depends upon and creates an abundance of rich student data, which simultaneously fosters new…
Descriptors: Data Collection, Data Analysis, Student Records, Individualized Instruction
Amundson, Kris – National Association of State Boards of Education, 2017
Returning more responsibility to states for making education policy was the central premise (and promise) of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). Shortly after the bill passed in December 2015, states set to work on plans for using ESSA to shape policy in their states. Their assumption was that the federal government would provide some…
Descriptors: State Boards of Education, Educational Policy, State Policy, Educational Legislation
Hofer, Lindsey – National Association of State Boards of Education, 2017
Positive school climate has been linked to higher test scores, graduation rates, and fewer disciplinary referrals. Yet state policy discussions on student supports often fail to address a key lever for improving school climate: robust school-based mental health services. This National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) policy update…
Descriptors: Mental Health, Mental Health Programs, Psychiatric Services, Educational Policy
Man, Rachel; Hofmann, Chris – National Association of State Boards of Education, 2017
The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) requires state education agencies (SEAs) to collaborate with school districts, civil rights organizations, principals, teachers, "other school leaders," parents, and "stakeholders representing the interests of children with disabilities, English language learners, and other vulnerable…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation, Disabilities, Cooperative Planning
Charis, Kimberly – National Association of State Boards of Education, 2017
For decades, state boards of education have been developing policies to deliver quality education to all students and overseeing implementation of those policies. Yet students still attend schools that often are racially segregated and underresourced and receive instruction of uneven quality. Whether they are reviewing teacher preparation…
Descriptors: State Boards of Education, Educational Quality, Equal Education, Achievement Gap
Colletti, Gary – National Association of State Boards of Education, 2017
States, districts, and schools across the country are forming "networked improvement communities" to address problems of practice, make changes based on data, and make connections across schools. These networks build capacity to improve schools, ensure effective change processes are in place, and make it possible to bring innovations to…
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Networks, State Boards of Education, Board of Education Role
Tucker, William – National Association of State Boards of Education, 2017
With thousands of U.S. troops still stationed in Afghanistan and other posts, the nation's armed forces continue to make significant sacrifices. So do their families. This NASBE policy update explores the unique challenges that military-connected students face and how state boards of education can ensure the success and well-being of these…
Descriptors: Military Personnel, Student Mobility, Student Needs, Family Needs
Parsi, Ace; Losh, Maryann – National Association of State Boards of Education, 2016
Edward R. Murrow's 1960 documentary, "Harvest of Shame," pricked the national conscience on the issue of migrant workers. Five years later, migrant youth were included as part of the scope of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). The 2015 reauthorization of that law, the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), turns over more…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Migrants
Parsi, Ace; Casey, Meghan – National Association of State Boards of Education, 2016
The nation's six million students with disabilities have graduation rates nearly 25 percent lower than their general education peers and significantly lower postsecondary enrollment and completion rates. For the last decade and a half, state policy leaders have decried No Child Left Behind's lack of flexibility and one-size-fits-all design for…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Educational Policy
Lorenzo, Sarah-Jane – National Association of State Boards of Education, 2016
For years, students in foster care have been among the most transient in the nation, enduring sudden, sometimes frequent school changes as they move from home to home. The lack of school stability contributes to those children's academic struggles: Students in foster care are more likely than their peers to score lower on assessments and less…
Descriptors: State Boards of Education, Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation, Foster Care
Parsi, Ace; Duffield, Barbara – National Association of State Boards of Education, 2016
As state and district leaders evaluate characteristics of their student populations, many will find one number particularly startling: The number of homeless students has doubled in less than a decade. States can take several actions to serve these students better, some of which are incorporated in the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). Some of…
Descriptors: Homeless People, Youth, Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation
Parsi, Ace – National Association of State Boards of Education, 2016
Representing an estimated 4.4 million students in the United States, English language learners (ELLs) are the fastest growing segment of the public school population and yet are twice as likely to drop out of high school and significantly less likely to attend and complete postsecondary education. The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) includes…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation, Language Proficiency
National Association of State Boards of Education, 2016
In 2004, the National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) released a "State Education Standard" focused on the issues and challenges facing rural schools. Ten years later, NASBE facilitated a study group on rural education to discuss what has changed and what new challenges require the attention of state education…
Descriptors: Rural Education, State Boards of Education, Administrator Role, Barriers
Fobbs, Erima; Mays, Alexandra; Rayburn, Jack – National Association of State Boards of Education, 2016
A growing body of research links student health and academic achievement. The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) recognizes this and calls on states to support student health and wellness and ensure safe, supportive learning environments. This National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) Policy Update explains how states can take…
Descriptors: Health Promotion, Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation, Wellness
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