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Suicide Prevention Guide

Do you know the warning signs of suicide? The American School Counselor Association and other groups have released the revised Model School District Policy on Suicide Prevention, a comprehensive guidebook offering best practices for K-12 schools, school districts and policymakers.

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Share Your Public School Pride

Are you #PublicSchoolProud? Join us for Public Schools Week 2020 by first, taking the Pledge for Public Schools and then sharing your stories on social media. Download the NEW Public Schools Week 2020 social media toolkit and start sharing!

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Principals Address Gun Violence

Founded in April 2019, the NASSP Principal Recovery Network is a national network of current and former school leaders who have experienced gun violence tragedies in their buildings. Together, the PRN seeks to assist principals in the immediate aftermath of a crisis and well beyond.

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New report details inequities in rural schools

Rural schools serve nearly 7.5 million public school students, yet many children and families in rural America are struggling to access resources and opportunities. A new report by the Rural School and Community Trust, a branch of AASA, the School Superintendents Association, calls on state and federal leaders to take action

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Apprenticeships and Academics

In the latest blog for Share My Lesson, LFA Executive Director Richard M. Long writes about LFA's recent study of apprenticeships and his tips on how school districts can work with businesses to create structured programs for K-12 students and teachers.

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