K-12

2021 Elections May Prompt Changes in State Education Leadership

It’s that time of year again — elections season! Since 2021 is an off-cycle year for most states, only a handful are conducting...

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Recent State Action in Recognition of LGBT History Month

October is LGBT History Month, founded by a Missouri high school history teacher in 1994 to increase awareness of LGBT issues and the...

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6 Ways Policymakers Can Support Learning in 2021-22 and Beyond

The phrase “back-to-school” has taken on a whole new meaning as students across the country are returning to the classroom...

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Recent Legislative Trends Addressing the Ongoing Suicide Crisis

This September, during National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, we reflect on the current state of students’ mental health and the...

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Using Holocaust Education to Develop Tolerance, Empathy in Schools

Holocaust survivor, author and activist Elie Wiesel is quoted saying, “Once I thought that antisemitism had ended; Today it is clear to...

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How Nevada Is Keeping Students and Teachers Digitally Connected

The dramatic shift to digital learning at the start of the pandemic called for bold, innovative state policies to ensure that all students...

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How States Can Support Successful Postsecondary and Workforce Advising

We know that high-quality advising is a game changer for students as they navigate the complicated transition from high school to...

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A By-The-Numbers Approach to Exploring the Arts in Charters

In the 2018-19 school year, nearly 175,000 pre-K-12 students attended a charter school with a curricular focus in the arts. These charter...

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Innovations in Distance Education When Broadband Is Not an Option

State leaders are at a pivotal moment: Let’s reimagine learning while addressing inequitable access to broadband...

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States Address Special Education During COVID-19

According to the National Center for Education Statistics, approximately 14% of students in the United States receive special education...

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