K-12

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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Digital Learning Considerations as States Implement the American Rescue Plan

As vaccinations continue across the country — and especially with the news that 12- to 15-year-olds can now be vaccinated — the K-12...

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3 State Policy Levers to Support Teacher Mental Health

With teacher appreciation week only a few weeks behind us and mental health awareness month coming to a close, we have a...

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Mental Health Awareness Month Highlights Opportunities to Improve Student Mental Health and Well-Being

May is Mental Health Awareness Month! It also marks 15 months of a global pandemic that has had dramatic, negative impacts across all...

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Private School Choice Policies in the Era of COVID-19

Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, school choice policies have remained prominent in state policy conversations. A supreme court...

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How States Are Helping School Districts Maximize Federal K-12 Relief

States, school districts and charter schools will be receiving $190 billion in federal aid from the three relief packages passed since...

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Investing in Teachers Beyond Teacher Appreciation Week

Teacher Appreciation Week presents a critical opportunity to create a renewed vision of how policymakers appreciate teachers. This renewal,...

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3 Ways to Support Early Career Teachers Beyond the COVID-19 Pandemic

As we express gratitude for all educators during Teacher Appreciation Week, one group of teachers may benefit from specific support from...

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