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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States Address Special Education During COVID-19

According to the National Center for Education Statistics, approximately 14% of students in the United States receive special education...

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College Students’ Mental Health During COVID-19

As the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted life and learning on colleges campuses across the country, concerns...

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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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Private School Choice Policies in the Era of COVID-19

Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, school choice policies have remained prominent in state policy conversations. A supreme court...

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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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Advancing Governors’ 2021 Priorities Through the Arts

Each year, Education Commission of the States tracks and analyzes trends in education priorities from governors’ State of the State...

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Early Care and Education: 2021 State Legislation Update

In recent years (think way back to pre-pandemic times), legislation concerning early education had been increasing steadily in number,...

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States Explore Solutions to Learning Loss and Equitable Transitions

In the year since the pandemic brought the country to a halt, state policymakers faced challenges transitioning to a remote work and...

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