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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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NASBE in the News

Biden Administration Pledges $85M to Support Student Mental Health

K-12 Dive writes about federal developments to support student mental health programs and cites NASBE’s April 2021 webinar “Supporting Student Mental Health during the Return to School,” featuring the work of California, Illinois, and Kentucky.   Among districts that have detailed plans for this, Chicago Public Schools has announced it will invest $24 million of its federal COVID-19 […]

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Policy Update

Promoting School Nurses as Leaders in Reopening Schools

This analysis describes how state boards of education and other state stakeholders can partner with school nurses and state school nurse leaders in forming guidance and making decisions about transitions back to school.

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Press Release

States Can Leverage School Nurses for a Safe Return to School

State boards of education and other state stakeholders should partner with school nurses and state school nurse leaders in forming guidance and making decisions about transitions back to school, according to a new NASBE analysis.

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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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Press Release

States Can Seize Opportunity to Prioritize School Staff Wellness

NASBE analysis offers five questions state leaders can ask to support staff wellness.

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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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