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Professional Learning

The Standard

Preparing Teachers and Leaders

State education policymakers viewing the school landscape may at first see nothing but a vista that calls for thoroughgoing redesign. However, there are many ways to make sure those who teach and lead our children are better prepared and better supported to do their jobs well.

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The Standard - Article

Moving toward Competency-Based Professional Learning

Microcredentials embedded in effective learning systems can promote teacher growth, advancement, and retention.

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The Standard - Article

Professional Learning in Appalachia

Microcredentials show promise in overcoming the challenges of offering rural educators high-quality opportunities.

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Power of the Question

Seven Questions Boards Should Ask about School Leadership

Seven questions state boards of education and other policymakers should ask when considering school leadership policies.

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Press Release

States Adopt Trauma-Informed Teacher Training, Few Consider Secondary Traumatic Stress

Embed trauma-informed practices in mandated teacher training can ensure that schools reduce the risks to teachers from STS, according to NASBE analysis.

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Policy Update

Building Trauma-Informed School Systems

This analysis highlights ways states can embed trauma-informed practices in mandated teacher training and ensure that schools reduce the risks to teachers from STS.

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Building Trauma-Informed School Systems

This webinar highlights approaches states are taking through policies and programming to equip educators with the knowledge and skills to provide trauma-informed instruction and avoid secondary traumatic stress.

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Principal Impact: Exploring New Research and Policy Implications

Join NASBE as we explore the findings from this important research with the authors and have a conversation about preparing and supporting a high-quality principal workforce and the implications for state policymakers.

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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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The Standard - Article

Moving toward Competency-Based Professional Learning

Microcredentials embedded in effective learning systems can promote teacher growth, advancement, and retention.

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How State Leaders Can Support Staff Wellness during COVID

Webinar series exploring staff wellness during the pandemic.

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The Standard - Article

Professional Learning in Appalachia

Microcredentials show promise in overcoming the challenges of offering rural educators high-quality opportunities.

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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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