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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Idaho’s Postsecondary Initiatives Are Showing Results

In light of college application season, this guest post from Matt Freeman, executive director of the Idaho State Board of Education,...

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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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State Policy Proposals That Recognize Rural Needs

As the ever-increasing focus on equity in education grows, state policymakers are inevitably faced with pressures to better understand...

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State Policies That Seek to Build Stronger Teacher Pipelines

Of the enacted state legislation in 2017, no issue we track received greater attention than teachers. This is not surprising, given...

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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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College Affordability, State Aid and Adult Students

This blog post is a guest post by Wayne A. Taliaferro,  Policy Analyst, Center for Postsecondary and Economic Success at CLASP. The...

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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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Computer Science, STEM Gain Traction in 2017 State of the State Addresses

So far in 2017, STEM and computer science continue to capture governors’ attention as they look for ways to better align education with...

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Defining STEM – Critical, but Not As Easy As You Might Think

This is a guest blog post by Angela Hemingway, Executive Director, Idaho STEM Action Center  As the term STEM has become more widely used,...

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