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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State Approaches to Secondary CTE Funding

It is estimated that CTE costs may be between 20 and 40 percent higher than those for general academic instruction. In order to meet the...

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How States Allocate Funding for Rural Schools

All states have rural districts and schools and must contend with barriers that prevent equitable and adequate education for all. In fact,...

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Workforce Development: Who Has a Seat at the Table?

As any good meeting planner will tell you, one needs to ensure the right individuals attend. Those who can provide insight and guidance to...

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2018 Elections: Changes in State Education Leadership

UPDATED 11/19. This is one of two posts on the 2018 elections results. See the other post, “2018 Elections: Top Education Takeaways.”...

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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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Why Don’t We Just Smoke, Drink and Gamble our Way to a Better Public Education System?

In meeting-after-meeting in state-after-state I’ve been asked the same question, “Isn’t there some new way that we can fund public...

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Where You Live Rather Than What You Know? The Problem With Education Deserts

This post was co-authored with guest author Nicholas Hillman, an assistant professor of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis at the...

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