State Approaches to Secondary CTE Funding

It is estimated that CTE costs may be between 20 and 40 percent higher than those for general academic instruction. In order to meet the...

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Adjusting to a New ‘Normal’ in Education

Now that many school and district buildings are closed, state leaders, educators and in some cases, business leaders are looking at how...

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Addressing Pre-Service Capacity in Ed Tech: How Can States Reimagine Educator Preparation?

How can state leaders help new educators understand how to best leverage technology for classroom instruction? Educator preparation...

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15 Years of State of the State Addresses: What Do Governors Care About Most, and What Has Changed?

Over the past 15 years, Education Commission of the States has read and summarized State of the State addresses delivered across the...

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Empowering the Next Wave of Female Leaders

Over the last decade, women have made great strides in state leadership positions — and in particular, positions of power related to...

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States Putting Early Career Exploration to Work for Students

Research has found that adolescence is a time when students begin to think more abstractly, learn through teamwork and have a desire to...

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Engaging the Arts in 2020’s Top Education Policy Priorities

Last month, Education Commission of the States President Jeremy Anderson shared six trending education policy topics we will likely see in...

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Accelerating Educator Capacity: How Can States Reimagine Ed Tech Professional Learning?

State leaders, including Wyoming’s State Superintendent of Public Instruction Jillian Balow, are learning that access to technology alone...

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States Move to Require the FAFSA for High School Graduation

High school students in three states — Illinois, Louisiana and Texas — already or will soon face a new graduation requirement:...

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Recognizing Fluctuations in Food Security Among College Students

Graduating a higher percentage of students may depend on how colleges address fundamental student needs — such as secure housing;...

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