K-12

Accelerating Educator Capacity: How Can States Reimagine Ed Tech Professional Learning?

State leaders, including Wyoming’s State Superintendent of Public Instruction Jillian Balow, are learning that access to technology alone...

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States Move to Require the FAFSA for High School Graduation

High school students in three states — Illinois, Louisiana and Texas — already or will soon face a new graduation requirement:...

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How States Allocate Funding for Rural Schools

All states have rural districts and schools and must contend with barriers that prevent equitable and adequate education for all. In fact,...

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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

This latest version of our 50-State Comparison on Instructional Time Policies includes developments from the 2019 legislative sessions,...

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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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