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Health and Wellness

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How States Are Handling Lead in School Drinking Water, Examining New Research

Join us for the webinar release of a new NASBE report that details the current landscape of state lead testing programs, both mandatory and voluntary, and common challenges, best practices in policy, and actionable recommendations for state leaders to address lead in drinking water at schools.

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Youth-Adult Partnerships to Improve School Health

Join the Leadership Exchange for Adolescent Health Promotion (LEAHP) for a webinar featuring two panels of speakers who will discuss strategies for youth-adult partnerships.

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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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