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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The Importance of Providing Native American Education for All Students

One of the key takeaways from “Becoming Visible” — a recent report that analyzes state efforts to bring high-quality Native American...

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Governors Leading the Way to Career Readiness

Recognizing that the key to financial success increasingly can be found in higher levels of education, America’s governors are taking...

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Guiding Principles for Teacher and Leader Policy: Employ a Holistic Approach

Principle 3: Make sure all important aspects of teaching and leading are valued. Teaching and learning are complex. Students, families,...

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Three Steps to Address the Fairness of School Funding Through ESSA

A key goal of public education is to provide equitable opportunities for students, regardless of their backgrounds and circumstances....

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Statewide Changes to Postsecondary Governance in 2019

Now that the 2019 session is wrapping up, we can look back at a couple states that made surprise moves to reorganize their postsecondary...

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Guiding Principles for Teacher and Leader Policy: Act on What Is Known

Principle 2: Act on what is known about how students and adults learn. We know much about how the human brain works and how people learn....

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