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As state policymakers make plans for safely reopening schools, it will be important to enact policies that can better support student and educator well-being during and after the pandemic. They  also ought to review current wellness and school safety policies to ensure that what is on the books does not prevent such progress from occurring.

Laying Down a Baseline on School Health Policies

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Georgia and Massachusetts Advance Dyslexia Screening and Intervention

State boards can advocate for more young children to be screened for dyslexia and ensure that identified students receive effective interventions, as those in Massachusetts and Georgia have done.

High Schools That Matter

This issue of The Standard reimagines the high school experience, illuminating the data, policy reforms, and engagement with students, families, and educators that must align to make redesign possible.
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Teachers Need Multifaceted Support to Improve Literacy

To improve literacy, states should invest in comprehensive supports for teachers to equip them to deliver high-quality, evidence-based instruction.

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