Recent State Education Policy Actions Supporting LGBTQI+ Students

It’s Pride Month, and while celebrations look different this year, it’s an important time to appreciate the role schools and college...

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Data You Can Use: Keeping Pace With Labor Market Change

Riding the crest of the Roaring ‘20s, the Casa Loma Orchestra recorded the iconic song “Happy Days Are Here Again” on October 29,...

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The Need for Upskilling and Reskilling in a Time of Crisis

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to unfold, we have seen many changes to daily life and work. The past few months brought school and...

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Competency-Based Education: State Policy Options for COVID-19 Pandemic Recovery

States are charting their path forward to reopen schools, but learning loss projections and the potential for additional school closures in...

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A Look Back at the 2008 Recession: States That Maintained Education Spending           

As the COVID-19 pandemic moves the U.S. economy into a tumultuous recessionary period, state policymakers are making difficult decisions...

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Continuation of Educational Services at State-Run Schools

Among the educational challenges state policymakers are facing in a world impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic is the continuity of services...

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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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