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Health and Wellness

Policy Update

Developing Policy to Prevent Youth Suicide

State boards of education can be leaders in addressing youth suicide by collaborating on model policies that help ensure students have the proper supports and learning environments to thrive.

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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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Press Release

State Boards Can Be Lead Policy Actors in Preventing Youth Suicide

A new NASBE analysis explores youth suicide and ways state boards can collaborate with local agencies to address it.

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Press Release

Kansas State Board of Education Leads the Way on Addressing Youth Vaping Crisis

NASBE releases an analysis about how the Kansas State Board of Education acted quickly to engage stakeholders on curbing youth vaping.

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The Standard - Article

How Arts Education Supports Social-Emotional Development: A Theory of Action

Instructional practices rooted in action and reflection could transform how all disciplines build students' competencies.

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Policy Update

Tackling the Lack of School-Based Lead Testing

This NASBE analysis explores why many school districts are not testing for lead and how state policymakers can take active measures to change that.

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Press Release

State Boards Can Lead on Setting Lead Remediation Policies for Schools

A new NASBE analysis explores why many school districts are not testing for lead and how state policymakers can take preventative, active measures to protect students and staff.

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Press Release

States Move to Support Teachers through Employee Wellness Programs

By creating opportunities and infrastructure for employee wellness programs, state boards of education and other policymakers can foster the physical and emotional well-being of teachers and school leaders.

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Policy Update

Supporting Educators through Employee Wellness Initiatives

By creating opportunities and infrastructure for employee wellness programs, state boards of education and other policymakers can foster the physical and emotional well-being of teachers and school leaders. 

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