2022 Election Outcomes and Implications for State Education Policy

With the dust settling on the 2022 election season, Education Commission of the States is here to analyze the state results. Races for...

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The Nation’s Report Card Is Back: What Do the Results Say?

The National Assessment of Educational Progress, administered by the National Center for Education Statistics in the U.S. Department of...

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2022 Elections Set to Have Outsized Impact on Education

The 2022 general elections could reshape the education landscape in much of the country as education issues continue to be a top priority...

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Filling in the Gaps of Teacher Compensation

Salary, retirement and health benefits are key components of a teacher compensation package, but state leaders have taken additional steps...

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Addressing Teacher Shortages by Adjusting Teacher Salaries

Earlier this year, New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham called on National Guard members and state workers to serve as substitute...

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States Address Period Poverty With Free Menstrual Products in Schools

An article by Medical News Today defines period poverty as a lack of access to menstrual products, education, hygiene facilities, waste...

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Innovative Ways States Are Using ESSER Funds

More than one year since the passage of the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act, plans have been approved in all 50 states, the District of...

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State Approaches to Teach Consent in Health Education Classrooms

Last year, Education Commission of the States released a blog post for Denim Day and Sexual Assault Awareness Month highlighting state...

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Top 2021 Education Legislative Trends

As we approach the end of a wild 2021, we’d like to take a moment to look back on the legislative education policy trends we saw this...

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2021 Elections Results Set the Stage for 2022

In this off-cycle year, few changes in education leadership were expected ahead of the Nov. 2 vote. However, results in the handful of...

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