2022 Election Outcomes and Implications for State Education Policy

With the dust settling on the 2022 election season, Education Commission of the States is here to analyze the state results. Races for...

Read More

Meet the New Governors: Education Priorities of Governor-Elects

On Nov. 8, Americans in 36 states cast their ballots to elect their state governor. In eight of these races, no incumbent was on the ballot...

Read More

How Illinois Supports School Districts in Closing Equity Gaps

The recent release of National Assessment of Educational Progress data highlights the scale of interrupted learning caused by the COVID-19...

Read More

The Nation’s Report Card Is Back: What Do the Results Say?

The National Assessment of Educational Progress, administered by the National Center for Education Statistics in the U.S. Department of...

Read More

Trends in State Allocations of ESSER Funds

After passing the Sept. 30 deadline for states to allocate CARES Act relief funds, states are on track to spend the first round of...

Read More

South Carolina Expands Access to Computer Science Education

Computer science is required for many of the fastest-growing, highest-paying jobs in our country. However, according to the latest State of...

Read More

How Music and Play Enhances STEAM Education for Early Learners

My parents noticed early in my life that I had an inclination for memorizing song lyrics. They told me that, before I could speak, I would...

Read More

The Current Landscape for Transgender Student Athletes

Over the past few years, champion athletes and transgender women Cece Telfer and Lia Thomas have elevated discussions about transgender...

Read More

State Policies Impacting LGBTQIA+ Students in 2022

An estimated 22.5% of high schoolers across the country self-identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, questioning, or other identity. In 2022,...

Read More

2022 Elections Set to Have Outsized Impact on Education

The 2022 general elections could reshape the education landscape in much of the country as education issues continue to be a top priority...

Read More