What Can We Expect in the 2023 Legislative Sessions?

With new legislative sessions beginning, we can learn what education policy trends potentially await in the 2023 sessions by looking at...

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How ECS Can Support You and Your State in 2023

A new year brings us new opportunities to share our in-depth education policy research that we provide here at Education Commission of the...

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Creating Equitable Access to Computer Science Education

Computer science education is part of a well-rounded educational experience. It provides course opportunities for students while also...

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2022 Data Privacy Legislation in Review

Data privacy and security continue to be a priority in education, especially among parents and students who wish to minimize risks of...

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Measuring Students’ Mental Health While Protecting Their Privacy

The COVID-19 pandemic’s full psychological toll on youth remains unknown, but alarming evidence of that toll — including a rise in...

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Trends and Changes in Approaches to School Safety

In response to school shootings and other incidents of school violence, state policymakers have sought to protect students and improve...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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