States Make Strategic Gains in Early Care and Education Policy in 2022

Using data-informed decisions paired with bipartisan support for early care and education, state policymakers achieved significant, yet...

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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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4 Ways States Are Using American Rescue Plan Funds

In the third school year disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic, state education leaders are using the unprecedented federal investment to...

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2021 Elections May Prompt Changes in State Education Leadership

It’s that time of year again — elections season! Since 2021 is an off-cycle year for most states, only a handful are conducting...

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Recent State Action in Recognition of LGBT History Month

October is LGBT History Month, founded by a Missouri high school history teacher in 1994 to increase awareness of LGBT issues and the...

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Robust Data Systems Help States Recover

States with robust statewide longitudinal data systems (SLDS) are positioned to help support student learning during and after the...

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Early Legislative Trends for K-12 Funding

As the state budget season approaches and the American Rescue Plan has been enacted, it’s worth taking a look at how states are thinking...

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Dance Counts: How Policymakers Can Support Access to Quality Arts Education

Photo by Pink Afterglow Photography. Courtesy of Dr Phillips High School Dance Magnet. Schools across the country have made great strides...

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Liability or Not? Schools Reopen With Questions on the Table

As schools and districts continue to negotiate the safest mode of learning this year, the question of whether schools can be held liable...

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Hitting Snooze on School Start Times

When Gov. Gavin Newsom signed S.B. 328 last month, California became the first state to mandate school start times. Starting in 2022, high...

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