Three Steps to Address the Fairness of School Funding Through ESSA

A key goal of public education is to provide equitable opportunities for students, regardless of their backgrounds and circumstances....

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Statewide Changes to Postsecondary Governance in 2019

Now that the 2019 session is wrapping up, we can look back at a couple states that made surprise moves to reorganize their postsecondary...

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Guiding Principles for Teacher and Leader Policy: Act on What Is Known

Principle 2: Act on what is known about how students and adults learn. We know much about how the human brain works and how people learn....

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Connecting Students to Mental Health Care Through Telehealth Technology

Approximately 1 in 6 school-age children experience a mental health disorder each year, and experts estimate up to 60% of students do not...

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Guiding Principles for Teacher and Leader Policy: Prioritize, Rather Than Prescribe

This year has seen a wave of activity around teacher compensation and education spending. State leaders have an opportunity to...

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New Research: Is the U.S. Still Educating a Nation of Inventors?

Abraham Lincoln is said to have joked that an American baby will examine its own cradle and suggest improvements. The story is probably...

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What We’re Thankful for This Year

It’s the season of gratitude — the time to reflect and celebrate, to give back and to count our successes. This year has been full of...

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Implications of the 2019 Elections for State Education Leaders

Though the 2019 elections may have been smaller in scale than in 2018, they still brought changes to leadership in several states that...

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On Teacher Shortages: No Shortage of Data or Teachers Available to Help

Teacher shortages are not a new challenge. One often overlooked root cause behind the ongoing recurrence of teacher shortage challenges is...

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Key Insights for State Action on Educational Attainment, Workforce Development

Almost 65% of jobs today require education after high school — and that proportion is only expected to grow, leaving behind millions of...

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