Recent Legislative Trends Addressing the Ongoing Suicide Crisis

This September, during National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, we reflect on the current state of students’ mental health 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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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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Elevating STEM Education in 2021

Although most students and schools experienced widespread disruptions in 2020, education stakeholders have commented on an unexpected...

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States Establish Holocaust Education Policies

The Days of Remembrance for the victims of the Holocaust were commemorated across the country during the week of April 4th this year. This...

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States Assess Accountability Requirements During COVID-19

The final year of ESSA implementation brought a wave of unprecedented challenges to education systems nationwide. In response to the...

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Grow Your Own Programs for Teachers: A Look at Programs and Policies

In August, the Tennessee Department of Education launched a competitive grant program to facilitate the development and expansion of Grow...

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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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Making Sense of Governance in Early Childhood

Research increasingly shows that the first five years of life are a critical period for child development. States have responded by ramping...

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How States Support Intensive Special Education Services

Both states and the federal government recognize that the additional services required to adequately support the learning of special...

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