Measuring Students’ Mental Health While Protecting Their Privacy

The COVID-19 pandemic’s full psychological toll on youth remains unknown, but alarming evidence of that toll — including a rise in...

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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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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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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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6 Ways Policymakers Can Support Learning in 2021-22 and Beyond

The phrase “back-to-school” has taken on a whole new meaning as students across the country are returning to the classroom...

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How States Are Helping School Districts Maximize Federal K-12 Relief

States, school districts and charter schools will be receiving $190 billion in federal aid from the three relief packages passed since...

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3 Ways to Support Early Career Teachers Beyond the COVID-19 Pandemic

As we express gratitude for all educators during Teacher Appreciation Week, one group of teachers may benefit from specific support from...

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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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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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A Look Back at the 2008 Recession: States That Maintained Education Spending           

As the COVID-19 pandemic moves the U.S. economy into a tumultuous recessionary period, state policymakers are making difficult decisions...

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