K-12

Does Computer Science in High School Face a Bright Future?

This is a guest blog post by Claus Von Zastrow, the chief operating officer and director of research for Change the Equation.  If, like...

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Doctoring New STEM Teachers

This blog post is a guest post by Jeff Weld, Ph.D., Executive Director, Iowa Governor’s STEM Advisory Council The parallel evolution of...

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Defining STEM – Critical, but Not As Easy As You Might Think

This is a guest blog post by Angela Hemingway, Executive Director, Idaho STEM Action Center  As the term STEM has become more widely used,...

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2016 Legislative Round-up: Improving school health environments

So far in 2016, close to 1,000 K-12 education bills have been signed into law. While the heavy hitters such as accountability, assessments...

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A Well-Rounded Citizen

Over the last several years, efforts have intensified to reinvigorate the commitment of education to not just prepare students for college...

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Policy Levers for CTE Dual Enrollment

Career and technical education (CTE) dual enrollment – it may just be the Reese’s peanut butter cup of policy strategies to improve...

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Do We Spend Too Much on Special Education?

I was recently asked this question while presenting at Education Commission of the States’ National Forum in Washington, D.C., and my...

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Stakeholder Engagement in Montana: How one SEA does it

This is a guest blog post by Deborah Halliday, Senior Policy Advisor at the Montana Office of Public Instruction. The Every Student...

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Promising Practices in Arts Education

The Arts Education Partnership (AEP), the newest center at Education Commission of the States, continues to be showcasing the promising...

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Medical Marijuana in Schools: State legislation and policy considerations

If you’re looking for more up-to-date information, please see our most recent post on this topic, “When Medical Marijuana Meets...

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