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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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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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Press Release

NASBE Partners with Elevate to Improve Water Safety in Schools

The year-long project will uncover challenges of school testing programs for lead in water and identify best practices for policy guidance and lead remediation efforts.

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How State Leaders Can Support Staff Wellness during COVID

NASBE is cohosting a webinar with our partner Child Trends, a national research organization that focuses on improving the lives of children and youth, to  highlight research, state examples, and CDC guidance around staff wellness. Presenters include: Thomas “Tom” Cunningham, Ph.D., Chief, Social Science and Translation Research Branch, Division of Science Integration, U.S. Centers for […]

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Helping Early Educators Support Children and Families: Implications for Policy and Practice

The coronavirus pandemic changed the early care and education contexts for most children and added new stressors to their lives. School closures disrupted the relationships that many children relied on in their classrooms, and the impacts will be long-standing. Early childhood educators, who are essential workers during this pandemic, also need to take care of […]

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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

Setting Clear Health-based Criteria is Key to School Reopening Decisions

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 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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Press Release

States Prioritize Stakeholder Engagement, Continuity Plans in School Reopening Guidance

A new NASBE Policy Update outlines trends in state reopening guidance for the new school year.

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