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Teachers and Leaders

The Standard - Article

Achieving Equity and Excellence in Mathematics Teaching

States should revamp how teachers are equipped to deliver effective instruction.

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The Standard - Article

Teacher Diversity and Student Success

State policymakers should name diversity as a marker of teacher quality.

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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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State Innovations

State Boards Seek Increased Educator Diversity

This NASBE analysis highlights four states—Connecticut, Kentucky, Massachusetts, and North Carolina—that have taken significant steps to increase educator diversity.

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The Standard - Article

Why School Climate Matters and What Can Be Done to Improve It

Educators’ abilities to forge strong relationships with students lie at the heart of strong schools.

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Partner Resource

Using State-level Policy Levers to Promote Principal Quality

The Wallace Foundation, a long-time NASBE partner, has released a new report by the RAND Corporation that looks at how seven states—California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, and Virginia—have used policy to try to improve the principalship.

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Policy Update

Investing in Early Childhood Workforce Recovery

Analysis details how states are using COVID relief funds to help the early childhood workforce recover from the pandemic.

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Press Release

NASBE Analysis Urges Preparation for Principals in Crisis Management

Analysis finds state and district leaders all have a role to play in building principals’ capacity to face crises with resilience and lead in ways that best serve students and support and retain teachers.

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Policy Update

Preparing School Leaders for Crises

Leadership preparation programs and state and district leaders all have a role to play in building principals’ capacity to face crises with resilience and lead in ways that best serve students and support and retain teachers.

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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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The Standard - Article

Achieving Equity and Excellence in Mathematics Teaching

States should revamp how teachers are equipped to deliver effective instruction.

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Project

Teacher Licensure Collaborative

NASBE is partnering with the Learning Policy Institute and other national organizations on the recently launched Teacher Licensure Collaborative (TLC). The collaborative will build on the work of the Educator Preparation Laboratory (EdPrepLab) and Whole Child Policy Table to support states in reviewing and revising state licensure and certification standards that incorporate whole child practices […]

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The Standard - Article

Understanding Special Education Teacher Shortages

State policies meaningfully affect recruitment and retention.

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