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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Where Do Apprenticeships and Higher Ed Meet?

Word on the street is apprenticeships create a direct pathway to in-demand jobs by providing an on-ramp for individuals to enter the...

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New Data: Who Plays Instruments Outside of School?

Buried deep within student surveys accompanying the 2017 Nation’s Report Card in mathematics is something unexpected: a question about...

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2018 Elections: Top Education Takeaways

This is one of two posts on 2018 elections results. See the other post, “2018 Elections: Changes in State Education Leadership”. In...

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