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Health and Wellness

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Policy Update

States Set Criteria for Resuming In-Person Learning

This policy update outlines ways in which states such as Arizona, Illinois, Kansas, Minnesota, Oregon, and Nebraska offer state guidance on reopening criteria.

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Policy Update

States Make Plans for Reopening

In anticipation of the 2020–21 school year, states have been creating and updating guidance for district and school reopening plans. Several trends emerge.

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State Innovations

Kansas State Board Confronts Youth Vaping

The usage of vaping products among middle school students has increased at alarming rates. Federal and state policymakers are addressing this crisis, including in Kansas, where the state board of education acted quickly to engage stakeholders on curbing youth vaping.

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The Standard

Student Safety and Wellness

The horrific school shootings in Florida and elsewhere in 2018 sparked new rounds of questioning across the country about how to prevent such tragedies and keep students safe.

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State Leadership in Creating Safe, Supportive Learning Environments

NASBE hosts experts in policy, research, and state-level programming for a webinar about state leadership in creating healthy and supportive learning environments for all students and the latest policy trends.

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Virtual Gathering on Suicide Prevention: Panel Discussion and Small Groups

This virtual gathering will feature a panel discussion followed by topical breakout discussion rooms allowing participants to dig deeper into youth suicide prevention.

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NASBE in the News

Education Has a Three-Headed Crisis. Mental Health Is Only Part of It.

EdSurge story cites the NASBE State Policy Database on School Health.

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The Standard - Column

We the Media: Laying Down a Baseline on School Health Policies

States have been making important strides toward ensuring that schools are safe, more supportive learning environments.

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State Actions to Prevent Youth Suicide

A presentation and panel discussion with experts from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration on the latest data, research, and guidance for state leaders to consider as they improve their youth suicide prevention plans.

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Utilizing School Nurses for Safe In-Person Learning

States and districts can leverage the expertise of school nurses for safe in-person learning and operations. Join us for a moderated panel and breakout discussions on leveraging funding streams for school health services,  school health staffing strategies, and managing COVID-19 vaccine clinics at school. Speakers on this webinar include: Alex Mays, Senior National Program Director, […]

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NASBE in the News

State Leaders Prioritize Student Mental Health

K-12 Dive covers the recent NASBE webinar and quotes Safe and Healthy Schools Director Megan Blanco.

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Supporting School Nurses

Join us for a webinar highlighting research, state examples, and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance on leveraging school nurse expertise for safe in-person learning. NASBE is cohosting the webinar with Child Trends, a national research organization that focuses on improving the lives of children and youth, and we’ll be joined by […]

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Supporting Student Mental Health during the Return to School

Learn how California, Illinois, and Kentucky are working to empower educators and schools to address student mental wellness during pandemic recovery.

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