A Strategic Plan for Teacher Recruitment and Retention in Virginia

Like many states across the country, Virginia struggles with specific and persistent teacher shortages. In fact, the number of unfilled...

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School Prayer and State Policy: Kennedy v. Bremerton School District Explained

Prayer in school has been a debated topic in education policy for decades and has recently been pulled back into the national spotlight...

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5 Ways States Can Improve Reporting on Student Access to Effective Teachers

Having a qualified, effective teacher remains paramount to achieve educational equity for all students. However, students of color and...

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How States Can Strengthen K-12 Civics Education

In the United States, civic education prepares each successive generation for informed, effective and lifelong engagement in the...

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Can Religious Schools Use Public Funds? Carson v. Makin Explained

The U.S. Supreme Court’s 6-3 decision in Carson v. Makin last month continued to clarify the public’s understanding of when, and under...

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Keeping Schools Safe While Protecting Students’ Privacy

Since 1970, 2,511 K-12 students have been wounded or killed in school shootings in the United States, and 2021 witnessed the largest number...

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States Address Period Poverty With Free Menstrual Products in Schools

An article by Medical News Today defines period poverty as a lack of access to menstrual products, education, hygiene facilities, waste...

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Innovative Ways States Are Using ESSER Funds

More than one year since the passage of the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act, plans have been approved in all 50 states, the District of...

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Recruiting and Retaining School-Based Mental Health Professionals

As Mental Health Awareness Month comes to a close, many are reflecting on the current state of student mental health and considering policy...

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3 Reasons to Join Us at the 2022 National Forum on Education Policy

After two years of convening virtually, we’re returning in person for our 2022 National Forum on Education Policy July 13–15, and...

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