K-12

3 Ways to Support Kindergarteners This Fall

As spring turns to summer each year, teachers and principals start to plan for their incoming kindergarteners. They work with community...

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State Data Can Help Address Arts Ed Needs During and After the Pandemic

When the National Endowment for the Arts and Education Commission of the States conceived of this toolkit on arts education data more than...

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Assessments Will Likely Show COVID-19-Related Learning Loss: Then What?

Over the last several months, researchers and organizations have tried to quantify the potential learning loss as a result of the closures...

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How Teacher Reciprocity Can Help Schools Reopen

Teachers, doctors, and lawyers share one thing in common: when they move from state to state, their licenses may not follow. While licenses...

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Teacher License Reciprocity: An Updated Look

Educational research shows that, of the school-based factors impacting student achievement, teachers have the greatest level of influence....

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The Other Branch: Outcomes of Gary B. v. Snyder

A year ago, we wrote about Gary B. v. Snyder: a federal case filed in 2016 on behalf of students in the Detroit Public Schools Community...

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A Turning Point: School Resource Officers and State Policy

In response to national protests against racism and police brutality sparked by the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis, several school...

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Innovative Ways States Communicate in a Time of Crisis

In times of crisis and societal change, effective – and often, creative – communication from state leaders is paramount for stability...

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Data You Can Use: How Much Virtual Schooling Happened During the Pandemic?

When school leaders cobbled together emergency distance learning plans in March and April, they knew they were turning a blind corner....

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Relationships Matter for Student Outcomes, Statistically Speaking

I believe in my heart that relationships matter, especially in education. At BARR, we have science to show that systematic attentiveness to...

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