K-12

The 6 Education Policy Topics You’ll See in 2020

While 2020 is inherently a big election year because it includes a presidential race, it is also a big election year for states: 11 states...

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Defining Effective Ed Tech Use: How Can States Articulate a Shared Vision?

In the past decade, state policymakers have invested heavily in devices and infrastructure to narrow the digital divide in schools. Many...

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How States Allocate Funding for English Language Learners

Policymakers across the states face a challenge each year of adequately allocating funding to support specific student populations. English...

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Updates to Our Instructional Time Resource

Today, we updated our 50-State Comparison on Instructional Time Policies. The newest version includes developments from the 2019...

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Information for State Policymakers Looking to Advance K-12 Financial Education

According to a 2018-2019 report from Next Gen Personal Finance, 16 percent of high school students are required to take a personal finance...

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How States Allocate Funding for Students From Low-Income Backgrounds

Our recent 50-State Comparison on K-12 Funding looks at states’ general funding mechanisms and the additional funding systems they employ...

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A Look at the Role of the Arts in Juvenile Justice

On a given day 43,580 youths are held in residential placement facilities ― including any public or private out-of-home youth placement...

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The Importance of Providing Native American Education for All Students

One of the key takeaways from “Becoming Visible” — a recent report that analyzes state efforts to bring high-quality Native American...

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Guiding Principles for Teacher and Leader Policy: Employ a Holistic Approach

Principle 3: Make sure all important aspects of teaching and leading are valued. Teaching and learning are complex. Students, families,...

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Three Steps to Address the Fairness of School Funding Through ESSA

A key goal of public education is to provide equitable opportunities for students, regardless of their backgrounds and circumstances....

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