NASBE's 2015 Annual Conference is the single largest professional learning opportunity for state board of education members and other state policy actors. This year's theme, "States Charting a Course for Change," reflects the new reality of education governance in a post-NCLB era. Sessions will focus on topics such as; How Good Is Good Enough? Designing a State Accountability System in the Post-NCLB Era, What Do We Now Know About Preparing School Leaders-and How Are We Doing?, Strengthening State Policies for Early Childhood Education, Fixing Teacher Development: How Can States Prepare, Support, and Retain the Best Teachers? and State Roundtable Discussion: Policy Speed Dating for State Board Members
- Kevin Carey, New America and author of The End of College
- Anne Murphy Paul, author of the forthcoming book, Brilliant: The New Science of Smart that argues we can make ourselves, and our children, smarter.
- James H. Johnson, Jr., Demographics and poverty expert with a focus on disruptive demographics
- Sean Macomb, Baltimore Patapsco High School and Center for the Arts English teacher and the 2014 National Teacher of the Year.