LEAHP is a learning collaborative of multi-sector, state-level leadership teams with the goal to develop state-specific action plans in support of policy assessment, development, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation to address adolescent health in three priority areas: sexual health education, sexual health services, and safe and supportive environments in schools.
For Immediate Release: February 21, 2019 Contact: Renee Rybak Lang, email@example.com, 703-740-4841 State Boards Should Explore Health-Related Causes of Chronic Absence Alexandria, VA—During the 2015–16 school year, about one in seven students was chronically absent, missing at least 10 percent of school days. An early warning sign of academic risk and school dropout, chronic absence […]
This webinar is now on-demand! Watch the full event here An increasing number of children in the United States suffer from food allergies. According to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the number of children with food allergies rose about 50 percent between 1997 and 2011. Nearly 6 million U.S. […]
The purpose of public schools is to educate all students to high standards, prepare them for productive careers, and encourage them to be life-long learners (1997). NASBE asserts that school improvement is, fundamentally: A moral imperative in that a high-quality education is a civil right; A civic imperative in that a highly educated citizenry understands […]
The Healthy Hunger Free Kids Act (HHFKA) was passed in 2010, but it continues to heavily influence school nutrition environments as USDA promulgates the regulations. Join NASBE September 16, 2014, from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m., as we discuss what states and school districts can expect under the new HHFKA school breakfast and school fundraising guidelines that […]
State and district leaders are responding to the need for policies to improve the nutrition and physical activity environments in schools. But just putting new policies in place is not enough—sustained support and attention to how well the policies are working are required to significantly impact nutrition and physical activity behaviors and reverse trends in […]
The National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) is pleased to announce that state education leaders from Arkansas, Nebraska, and Washington are recipients of NASBE’s 2019 Distinguished Service Award.
For Immediate Release: January 24, 2019 Contact: Renee Rybak Lang, firstname.lastname@example.org 703-740-4841 Addressing Teachers’ Social and Emotional Learning Is Key to Comprehensive SEL Implementation Alexandria, VA – Spurred by research showing the gains students realize from school-based social and emotional learning (SEL), states are adopting policies that support districts in implementing, sustaining, and spreading it. […]
For Immediate Release: January 24, 2018 Contact: Michael Spaeth, email@example.com, 703-684-4002 State Boards Can Be Key Players in Improving Early Childhood Education Alexandria, VA — 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 enter elementary […]
For Immediate Release: May 24, 2017 Contact: Renee Rybak Lang, firstname.lastname@example.org, 703-740-4841 NASBE Outlines Fifth Indicator Opportunities for State Boards to Ensure Student Success under ESSA Alexandria, VA – The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) paved the way for states to create holistic accountability systems that measure school quality and student success by means other […]