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Policy Update

ESSA and At-Risk Student Populations: A NASBE Policy Update Series

ESSA provides opportunities to act on behalf of five at-risk student populations: students with disabilities, migrant youth, students in the foster care system, English language learners, and homeless youth. This NASBE policy update series suggests strategies that state boards of education can use to help these at-risk student populations.

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The Standard - Article

Removing Barriers to LGBTQ Student Safety and Achievement

Comprehensive protections from bullying and harassment help everyone.

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Policy Update

Policies to Support Military-Connected Students

is NASBE policy update explores the unique challenges that military-connected students face and how state boards of education can ensure the success and well-being of these students through effective policies on data sharing and training in data management.

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Policy Update

Supporting a Diverse Early Childhood Workforce for Dual Language Learners

This NASBE policy update urges state boards of education to adopt a vision for supporting young DLLs that includes developing the cultural and linguistic competence of the ECE workforce.

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Press Release

States Leverage ARP Funds to Address Needs of Homeless Students

A new NASBE analysis highlights the efforts of several states to leverage $800 million in federal funds to better address the short- and long-term needs of students experiencing homelessness.

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Policy Update

States Build Support for Students Who Are Homeless

Several states are leveraging $800 million under the American Rescue Plan’s Homeless Children and Youth Program to better address the short- and long-term needs of students experiencing homelessness.

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The Standard - Article

Supporting English Learners with Disabilities

Equitable education means overcoming challenges in identification, staff training, and funding.

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The Standard - Article

Debunking Myths about Students with Disabilities

State policy should confront the pervasive low expectations that the outcomes reveal.

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The Standard - Column

The NASBE Interview: Dr. Lou Maynus and Joel Coleman

"We have to let them show what they can do and not just tell them they can do it."

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The Standard - Article

Supporting Students with Disabilities throughout the Year

The data point up a need for services that extend beyond the school year.

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Press Release

NASBE’s Standard Explores Ways to Better Support Learning for Students with Disabilities

Authors in this issue identify challenges in policy, debunk myths, and highlight approaches and evidence-based practices for serving students with disabilities effectively.

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The Standard

Supporting Learning for Students with Disabilities

Authors in this issue of the Standard identify challenges in policy, debunk myths, and highlight approaches and evidence-based practices for serving students with disabilities effectively.

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The Standard - Article

Ensuring Students with Disabilities Leave School Ready to Succeed

State boards can watch policies for red flags that hold students back.

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