Maintaining a Systems-Focus in Early Ed

Systems-thinking may not be top of mind during a time when widescale budget cuts as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic have required state...

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Pre-K Budget Decisions in the Age of the COVID-19 Pandemic

The impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic are exacerbating the shortage of available and high-quality child care, contributing to learning...

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How States Can Make Remote Learning a Continuous Option

All over the country, states, districts and task forces of every sort are wrestling with the question of how to safely reopen schools. This...

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Federal Initiatives to Support Intensive Special Education Services

The most significant piece of federal legislation supporting special education students is the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act....

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How States Support Intensive Special Education Services

Both states and the federal government recognize that the additional services required to adequately support the learning of special...

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Tuition Capping and Freezing: Rain Check for Future Price Increases or Durable Policy Solution?

Last month, we released a 50-State Comparison of tuition-setting policies showing that, in the majority of states, legislatures grant...

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Digital Citizenship in the Time of COVID-19: How Can States Change the Narrative?

As technology becomes increasingly ubiquitous in students’ lives, it is becoming more important for educators to model and teach how to...

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COVID-19 and School Funding: What to Expect and What States Can Do

The numbers are staggering. Since states began to issue shelter-in-place orders, virtually all 50 states have significantly reduced...

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Counting All Kids: How the Census Impacts Education

As state education leaders begin thinking about rebuilding after school shutdowns and the economic consequences of COVID-19, some...

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Data You Can Use: Will COVID-19 Affect High School Seniors’ Access to Financial Aid?

Colleges are bracing for a decline in enrollment next year as the coronavirus prompts high school seniors to reconsider their plans for the...

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