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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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The Standard

Gauging School Climate

As school buildings reopen after weeks of pandemic-induced closures, school climate will matter more than ever. State policymakers and education leaders can plan now to create safe, supportive learning environments ready for the return of students and teachers to classrooms. The articles in The Standard provide a roadmap.

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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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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

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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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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Press Release

NASBE Launches Project to Help States Ensure Supportive Learning Environments for Students

The Whole Child Policy Study Group will deepen the content expertise of state board members to lead on whole child policymaking in the wake of COVID-19.

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Commentary

Three Strategies to Optimize Students’ Learning and Development in Today's Context

Turnaround for Children's Pamela Cantor, MD, and Nora Gomperts explain how a challenging moment in our history can be an opportunity to embrace an integrated approach to learning and development using whole-child design principles.

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Promoting Whole Child Development amid Pandemic Recovery

Hear from three important voices on how education systems can design be designed for now and for the future to address the needs of each and every child.

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Project

Whole Child Policy Study Group

The Whole Child Policy study group deepens state board of education content expertise and public leadership in whole child policymaking in the wake of COVID-19. The pandemic has shined an even brighter light on longstanding inequities and presented an opportunity to improve the many systems, policies, and practices contributing to student success. State boards play […]

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Announcement

New Study Group on Whole Child Policy

We invite state board members to participate in a study group uniquely designed to build your content expertise, policy strategies, and public leadership to meet the social, emotional, behavioral, and mental health needs of students and school personnel in the wake of and recovery from COVID-19.

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Fostering Healthy School Climates for Pandemic Recovery

This webinar discusses school climate in the context of coronavirus recovery.

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The Standard - Article

School Discipline Reform Is Still Needed, but Is Discipline Policy Still the Solution?

Addressing disparities requires a broader, deeper look at school culture, process, and practice.

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