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

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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Continuing Efforts to Connect Education to the Workforce

Historically, state policymakers have sought ways to connect people to quality education that leads to sustaining and fulfilling jobs. As...

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3 Reasons Why Developmental Education Reform Is Building Momentum

It is not often that an educational reform movement takes hold in both policy and practice. Yet, over the past decade the momentum to...

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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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