K-12

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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Elevating STEM Education in 2021

Although most students and schools experienced widespread disruptions in 2020, education stakeholders have commented on an unexpected...

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Advancing Governors’ 2021 Priorities Through the Arts

Each year, Education Commission of the States tracks and analyzes trends in education priorities from governors’ State of the State...

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State Policymakers Consider Teacher Workforce Issues

As we surpass the one-year mark of the pandemic, state policymakers continue to grapple with profound issues impacting student opportunity...

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States Establish Holocaust Education Policies

The Days of Remembrance for the victims of the Holocaust were commemorated across the country during the week of April 4th this year. This...

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What’s Next for School Accountability?

Little did we know, the final year of ESSA implementation would be intertwined with a wave of unprecedented challenges to the education...

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States Assess Accountability Requirements During COVID-19

The final year of ESSA implementation brought a wave of unprecedented challenges to education systems nationwide. In response to the...

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The Every Student Succeeds Act: 5 Years Later

The Every Student Succeeds Act was signed into law in December 2015, bringing sweeping changes to K-12 education, particularly state...

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Early Legislative Trends for K-12 Funding

As the state budget season approaches and the American Rescue Plan has been enacted, it’s worth taking a look at how states are thinking...

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States Explore Solutions to Learning Loss and Equitable Transitions

In the year since the pandemic brought the country to a halt, state policymakers faced challenges transitioning to a remote work and...

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