Healthy and Ready to Learn: Recommendations for the Next Administration

September 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic and calls for racial justice have highlighted the deep inequities that exist in our education system and our country. We need to make sure that schools can not only weather the current challenges but can build back better and ensure all students attend healthy schools.

The next President of the United States has an enormous responsibility—and opportunity—to improve health outcomes by supporting states and communities in creating schools where children can thrive. This document was delivered to both campaigns and outlines our recommendations, which include evidence-based, specific actions that can be implemented immediately, without congressional approval.

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