Elevating Student Voice in Policy Through Campus Climate Surveys

States are using a variety of measures to help prevent sexual assault and misconduct on university and college campuses, from partnering...

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How States Define Work-Based Learning

As policymakers, some of you may have a clear definition of each of the components that make up a quality work-based learning program, but...

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Understanding the Financial Wellness and Success of Foster Youth in College

Does financial wellness and literacy promote educational success? Many policymakers, practitioners and institutional leaders think so. A...

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Financial Literacy Is a Growing Focus in Education Curricula

One of my favorite elementary school memories was our class trip to Young AmeriTowne, a program put on by the Young Americans Center for...

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Suicide Prevention in Schools: What Are States Doing to Prevent Youth Suicide?

Too often, we hear stories of young people taking their own lives and we find ourselves asking what could have been done to prevent these...

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How Does Arts Education Fare in the Final Round of State ESSA Plan Submissions?

This guest post comes from Lynn Tuttle, director of public policy and professional development at the National Association for Music...

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Civic and Career Readiness: State strategies

With many competing educational priorities, policymakers need approaches that advance multiple student outcomes. A founding purpose of...

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What the IRS Data Retrieval Tool Outage Means for State Financial Aid Programs

Filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form is a complicated process for students and their families. The 100+...

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Charter School Legislation: What to watch for in 2017

This is a guest blog post by Todd Ziebarth, senior vice president, State Advocacy and Support at National Alliance for Public Charter...

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Changes in State Education Leadership

Note: this blog post was updated on Dec. 15, 2016, with final election results. The enactment of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)...

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