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Health and Wellness

Press Release

LEAHP Project Launches to Help States Develop Adolescent Health Policies

The National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE), in partnership with Child Trends and the National Coalition of STD Directors (NCSD), has launched the Leadership Exchange for Adolescent Health Promotion (LEAHP).

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Leadership Exchange for Adolescent Health Promotion

LEAHP is a learning collaborative of multi-sector, state-level leadership teams with the goal to develop state-specific action plans in support of policy assessment, development, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation to address adolescent health in three priority areas: sexual health education, sexual health services, and safe and supportive environments in schools.

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Policy Update

Gauging Support for Social and Emotional Skill Building

To help state boards of education and other policymakers learn how to communicate most effectively on policies related to SEL, NASBE commissioned Edge Research to conduct a survey of community influ­encers in Connecticut, Illinois, Kansas, Michigan, and Washington to gauge their understanding of SEL.

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Using Policy to Create Healthy Schools: Tools for State Policymakers

Earlier this year, NASBE launched the State Policy Database on School Health, an online library of all existing state statutory and regulatory language on student health aligned to components of the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC) model. On Friday, March 29, join us for a special webinar hosted by Child Trends to learn how state policies […]

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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

Enabling School Counselors to Focus on Postsecondary Transitions

This NASBE policy update explores the ways state boards of education can address the challenges school counselors face and better support student transitions after high school.  

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Policy Update

Mental Health in Education

This policy update outlines challenges to delivering such services and ways states can leverage key provisions in the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) to improve students’ chances for academic success by providing mental health services.

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Policy Update

State Strategies for Summer Nutrition

Children with limited or uncertain access to meals experience more health-related behavioral and academic challenges than their peers. Federally funded summer nutrition programs are designed to ensure low-income students receive healthy meals all summer long. This policy update explains what state boards can do to expand the reach of summer nutrition programs.

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Policy Update

New Opportunities to Support Student Health under ESSA

This NASBE Policy Update explains how states can take advantage of ESSA’s provisions to more fully integrate health into education policy and practice.

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