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The National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) is a
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, private association that represents
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and
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boards of education. Founded in 1958, the association initially met in conjunction with the annual conference of the
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, but by 1960 the group was meeting on its own and had an office in
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Denver
,
Colorado Colorado (, other variants) is a state in the Mountain West The Mountain West Conference (MW) is one of the collegiate athletic conferences affiliated with the National Collegiate Athletic Association The National Collegiate Athletic ...

Colorado
. The association's principal objectives, stated in the
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, are to strengthen state leadership in education policy-making; promote excellence in the education of all students; advocate equality of access to educational opportunity; and assure responsible lay governance of
public education State schools (in England, Wales, and New Zealand) or public schools (Scottish English Scottish English ( gd, Beurla Albannach) is the set of varieties Variety may refer to: Science and technology Mathematics * Algebraic variety, th ...
. Today NASBE is headquartered in
Alexandria, Virginia Alexandria is an independent city An independent city or independent town is a city or town that does not form part of another general-purpose local government entity (such as a province). Historical precursors In the Holy Roman Empire ...

Alexandria, Virginia
,.What is NASBE? from the organization's website.
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NASBE
website Educational organizations based in the United States Organizations based in Alexandria, Virginia 1958 establishments in the United States {{US-edu-stub