Free to Learn Initiative

Through the Free to Learn initiative, ED and HHS are encouraging states, territories, school districts, Tribal nations, and public health agencies to pledge to partner to create and support schools and other learning environments that prevent, address, and ameliorate the effects of bullying, violence, and hate while also supporting school safety, school-based mental health, and positive school climate.  

Pledge Partners can pledge to prioritize this work in their ongoing efforts or they can pledge to be an Active Partner engaging in one or more of the activities below: 

  • Access, use, or contribute to the Best Practices Clearinghouse free to learn resources and best practices. 

  • Access guidance and funding opportunities. 

  • Engage in communities of practice. 

  • Participate in best practices webinars. 

Learn more.