How Reopening Plans Changed the Vaccination Conversation

In recent years, policy activity and public discourse has focused on religious and philosophical exemptions for mandatory vaccine...

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Early Progress in Developmental Ed: Twice the Impact in Half the Time

For far too long, well-intentioned efforts have diverted students’ dreams of a college education by directing them to developmental...

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Layoff Projections and Shortages Create Teacher Workforce Challenges

The school year is kicking off across the country and administrators, teachers, students and families are navigating the many new realities...

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Teachers’ Concerns Mounting as the School Year Kicks Off

Schools and districts find themselves in an increasingly complex situation as the school year starts. The debate over whether to reopen...

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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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Postsecondary Funding: Supporting Students of Color

As Education Commission of the States set out to catalog and analyze the various postsecondary funding models in place across the country,...

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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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Don’t Derail! State Policy Solutions to Keep College Plans on Track

Earlier this summer, we published A State Policymaker’s Guide to Equitable Transitions in the COVID-19 Era, presenting a framework to...

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Strong Start to Finish: How Course Pathway Maps Increase Student Success

As developmental education reforms gain momentum across the country, course pathway maps help policymakers improve the student experience...

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Postsecondary Education Funding: Now Might Not Be the Time to Stick to the Plan

As states turn the page on a new fiscal year, concerns about how to fund education systems abound. Postsecondary education is no exception....

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