K-12

Grow Your Own Programs for Teachers: A Look at Programs and Policies

In August, the Tennessee Department of Education launched a competitive grant program to facilitate the development and expansion of Grow...

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Designing Effective K-3 Literacy Policies and Navigating the Pandemic

By now, it is no surprise that early literacy skills are fundamental to educational success. However, teaching literacy is complicated; as...

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States Consider School Liability Protections

A host of issues have complicated school reopening plans, including liability concerns if students or staff are infected. This issue is...

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How Governors Can Lead Schools Out of the Pandemic

Governors are often likened to orchestra conductors: keeping many players in sync by using the powers of office. This skill set has been on...

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Liability or Not? Schools Reopen With Questions on the Table

As schools and districts continue to negotiate the safest mode of learning this year, the question of whether schools can be held liable...

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Integrating the Arts to Ensure All Students Can Engage in Learning

In our uncertain times, it is critical for all students to have access to arts education — provided by a highly qualified arts-teaching...

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Four Ways State Leaders Can Help Teachers Implement High-Quality Curriculum

States have a lot on their plates as they prepare for the 2020-21 school year, and the list is only continuing to grow. State leaders are...

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How Reopening Plans Changed the Vaccination Conversation

In recent years, policy activity and public discourse has focused on religious and philosophical exemptions for mandatory vaccine...

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Layoff Projections and Shortages Create Teacher Workforce Challenges

The school year is kicking off across the country and administrators, teachers, students and families are navigating the many new realities...

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Teachers’ Concerns Mounting as the School Year Kicks Off

Schools and districts find themselves in an increasingly complex situation as the school year starts. The debate over whether to reopen...

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