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On this page you will find links to many federal and state government agencies as well as non-profit organizations, commissions, and networks involved in policy issues such as pending legislation and children’s rights at school.


State and Local

  • Library of Congress: State and Local Governments [external link]
    This site provides a meta-index of state and local government information and direct links to state government Web sites ...more
  • National Association of State Boards of Education
    The National Association of State Boards of Education exists to serve and strengthen State Boards of Education in their pursuit of high levels of academic achievement for all students.
    • Fit, Healthy, and Ready to Learn: A School Health Policy Guide [external link]
      Part III includes Policies on Asthma, School Health Services, and Healthy Environments. This chapter, published by the National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE), provides suggestions for education decision makers about policies and programs related to asthma and other chronic health conditions. It provides sample policies that states, school districts, and public and private schools can adapt or revise to fit their local needs and governance frameworks ...more
    • Issue Brief on Asthma [PDF, 1 Mb] [external link]
      This document, written by NASBE, is a compilation of asthma-related written education policies in all 50 states. The information is organized by type of policy and lists which states have that particular asthma-related policy.
    • State-Level School Policies [external link]
      This NASBE website allows you to search by state or by topic to find information about state-level school health policies, including asthma policies ...more
  • National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) [external link]
    NCSL is a bipartisan national forum for state lawmakers to communicate with one another and to share ideas on various topics, including asthma.
    • Asthma Web Resources [external link]
      This site includes links to policy briefs on asthma, analyses of state legislation, and a searchable database of state legislation and statutes ...more
    • Asthma, A Growing Epidemic (Environmental Health Series, 2000) [external link]
      In January 1999, the President's Task Force on Environmental Health Risks and Safety Risks to Children released a report outlining effective strategies for fighting childhood asthma. The report acknowledges that asthma is a growing epidemic and that there is "no national system to collect data from states specifically on asthma." ...more
  • State Law [external link]
    This site provides information on state governments and legislation from Washburn University School of Law ...more

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