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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Including Teachers’ Voices in State Policy Decisions

Today is Teacher Appreciation Day — the start of a week dedicated to supporting teachers across the nation as the profession continues to...

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State Approaches to Teach Consent in Health Education Classrooms

Last year, Education Commission of the States released a blog post for Denim Day and Sexual Assault Awareness Month highlighting state...

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How Children’s Cabinets Can Meet the Needs of Families and Youth

The pandemic laid bare the lack of social safety nets in states, necessitating innovative solutions but also illuminating systemic...

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A State Policy Vision for Arts Literacies Integration

The importance of meaning making in childhood was one of the foundational learnings from the Arts Education Partnership’s work on The...

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3 States Share Efforts to Improve Kindergarten Transitions

Attendance declines and interruptions to instruction and care have led to a rise in behavioral issues and growing gaps in literacy and math...

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Developing Workforce Education for a Dynamic Economy

In all my years as an elected official, I don’t believe there’s ever been a more crucial time to focus on education policy than right...

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Recent Federal Funding Calls Attention to Community College Supports

In January 2022, the Biden Administration announced nearly $200 million from the American Rescue Plan to fund basic needs supports for...

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4 Ways States Are Using American Rescue Plan Funds

In the third school year disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic, state education leaders are using the unprecedented federal investment to...

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3 Ways to Strengthen the Substitute Teacher Workforce

By the time they graduate from high school, the average U.S. student will have spent a full year of their education with substitute...

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