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Power of the Question

Six Questions State Boards Should Ask about Student Mental Health

There is an acute need for increased services, education, and supports for student mental health. Here are six questions to frame state board discussions on promoting student mental health.

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Power of the Question

Five Questions to Ask about School Staff Wellness in the Wake of COVID-19

The pandemic increased educator stress and burnout. Here are five questions state board members can ask to engage their state around staff wellness.

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Education Leaders Reports

How States Are Handling Lead in School Drinking Water

This NASBE analysis details how statewide efforts to test for lead in school drinking water vary across the country.

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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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Policy Update

Reengaging Students through Physical Activity

By creating an inclusive culture for physical education and physical activity, state boards can help ensure that every student learns to lead a healthy, active life.

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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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Policy Update

Empowering Youth to Prevent Suicide

This NASBE analysis highlights state action examples, identifies multipronged approaches to youth suicide prevention, and discusses federal funding opportunities available to states to support peer-to-peer programming.

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The Standard - Column

State Board Voice: School Meals: A Basic Ingredient for Equity

A critical lifeline now, school meals will continue to help level the playing field for future generations of students.

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Press Release

States Adopt Trauma-Informed Teacher Training, Few Consider Secondary Traumatic Stress

Embed trauma-informed practices in mandated teacher training can ensure that schools reduce the risks to teachers from STS, according to NASBE analysis.

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Policy Update

Building Trauma-Informed School Systems

This analysis highlights ways states can embed trauma-informed practices in mandated teacher training and ensure that schools reduce the risks to teachers from STS.

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Building Trauma-Informed School Systems

This webinar highlights approaches states are taking through policies and programming to equip educators with the knowledge and skills to provide trauma-informed instruction and avoid secondary traumatic stress.

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Press Release

NASBE Analysis Offers Policymakers Key Questions to Support Student Mental Health

There is an acute need for increased services, education, and supports for student mental health.

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Power of the Question

Six Questions State Boards Should Ask about Student Mental Health

There is an acute need for increased services, education, and supports for student mental health. Here are six questions to frame state board discussions on promoting student mental health.

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Press Release

NASBE Analysis Urges Policies that Empower Youth to Prevent Suicide

States can prioritize policies that leverage peer-to-peer support to increase the impact of their overall youth suicide prevention strategies.

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Policy Update

Empowering Youth to Prevent Suicide

This NASBE analysis highlights state action examples, identifies multipronged approaches to youth suicide prevention, and discusses federal funding opportunities available to states to support peer-to-peer programming.

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NASBE in the News

NASBE Report on Lead in Water Testing Cited in the Media

NASBE’s recent report How States Are Handling Lead in School Drinking Water was featured in several news stories from EducationDive, District Administrator, The 74, and others.   From Education Dive’s story, “Report: Testing requirements for lead in school drinking water remain hit-or-miss nationwide,” November 3, 2021 – State leaders have long lacked federal requirements for […]

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Education Leaders Reports

How States Are Handling Lead in School Drinking Water

This NASBE analysis details how statewide efforts to test for lead in school drinking water vary across the country.

read more